How to use Traditional Milk Paint on Hand-made Furniture

//How to use Traditional Milk Paint on Hand-made Furniture

In my above video I show how I mix and apply traditional milk paint and natural color pigment to a dovetail tool chest.

A couple years ago traditional furniture maker Jerome Bias shared with me his method for painting with traditional milk paint. Although I don’t stick with his recipe & instructions every time, I still refer to them often…and I’m going to share it with you here. Thanks Jerome! Here’s a link to the photo gallery of Jerome’s hand made furniture.

 

LINKS TO ITEMS THAT YOU’LL NEED

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I’m often asked about the products that I use in my videos, so here’s what I used (with links to the best prices I found):

Here are some products that I usually use as top coats, but were not used in the above video, or were mentioned in Jerome’s instructions:

 

THE FINISHED PRODUCT

Here are some photos of my tool chest that I recently finished:

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On this particular tool chest I used several coats of Minwax Antique Oil finish as a top coat, followed by Mylands wax polish.

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I absolutely love the rustic antique finish that milk paint provides!

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About the Author:

Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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