So when I finally got my hands on some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, I couldn’t wait to try it out! A client gave me this vintage mirror and asked if I could paint it in a funky color with a lot of chipping. No problem… I just happen to have this new paint….in green! If green paint doesn’t say funky, I’m not sure what it says…
I wish I had taken more pictures while painting this as the paint is really interesting. I’ve a little desk I plan to do with MMS Milk Paint soon and I’ll do a better step by step with that piece. The paint comes in a powder form that you mix with water when ready to use. As you mix it, you can see the different pigments in the powder blending with the water into the wet paint. It’s really cool. There is a bonding agent that you can add to the paint if you don’t want a chippy finish. But really the way the paint does its own thing is so cool that I think I”ll have a hard time finding something I want to use the bonding agent on.
I wiped this mirror down and put the paint right on what was there. The sealer had some great alligator cracking that I hoped would show through the paint. It did! And the milk paint started cracking and peeling as soon as it began to dry. It took two coats of paint to get the coverage I liked and I flaked the rough edges a little with my fingers as we were going for a really aged look. Then I sealed it with two coats of Howard Feed’n’Wax. Miss Mustard Seed sells Hemp Oil for finishing pieces. I’ve used this since and have been just as happy with its ease of use and the finish it gives.
The mirror looked great and sold right away! Has anyone else fallen in love with Milk Paint? I know there are few different ones out there on the market but this is the first I’ve tried. I’d love to hear your favorites.