Applications 2017-09-26T11:02:30+00:00

Applications

Milk Paint Powder comes in, as the name describes, a powder form. When mixed with water it will bond with hard porous surfaces by way of a natural forming resin called calcium caseinate. On sanded or raw wood and porous plastered and gypsum walls there is no need for a primer or sealer.

How to mix and apply Milk Paint Powder

The ideal mixture ratio is between 1 to 1,5 water to powder. The mix will be about as thick as pancake batter. If you want a more textured or antique look then keep the paint a little foamy. It does take time to thicken, about 10 to 20 minutes. Mixing the paint and leaving it to cure overnight will make for a smoother paint.

If you find that the paint is too thick then just add more water till it flows easily off the brush. You may find that when doing a second coat that thinning the paint will help it spread easier. Just wait until the first coat has completely dried before brushing on the second coat.

Apply your Milk Paint with a brush, foam-roller, foam pad or rag.

Allow one to two hours drying time between coats. The longer it cures the tougher it becomes. It fully cures within 24 hours.

Once mixed, use within 24 hours. Store in the fridge if not being used during this period.

Painting Drywalling with Milk Paint Powder

We recommend taping joints with gypsum joint compound.( Don’t use anything that says vinyl!). Elese skim coat the wall with plaster or gypsum. A test coat over a joint is also recommended. If you see that there is cracking then it is best to apply a bonding liquid.

If walls are in a high humidity or high traffic area then consider sealing the Milk Paint with Pure Tung Oil. If you are painting ceilings and non-high traffic areas then no additional sealing is necessary.

Surface finishes with Milk Paint Powder

Milk Paint leaves an attractive coarse finish. This can be smoother using a Scotch Brite (or similar) pad once the milk paint has dried.

You can also sand the paint to reveal the bottom coat(s) or the natural wood underneath. This is where your creative instincts kick in. Adding linseed or teak oil, varnishes or wax will both enrich the colour and give it a harder wearing surface. Add salt, crackle glaze, sand… But Remember to Test Test Test.

If you’ve painted with Chalk Paint before then you will notice that there are many similarities in both applying the paint and the effects you can achieve. The main difference is that Milk Paint Powder is made from totally organic ingredients and is best applied to porous surfaces such as unpainted timber, plaster, concrete, plasterboard, gypsum board, fibre cement board, gypsum plaster, plaster of Paris etc.

Coverage with Milk Paint Powder

You can work on an average of 8-10m² per litre of mixed Milk Paint Powder.

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How to mix and apply Milk Paint Powder

The ideal mixture ratio is between 1 to 1,5 water to powder. The mix will be about as thick as pancake batter. If you want a more textured or antique look then keep the paint a little foamy. It does take time to thicken, about 10 to 20 minutes. Mixing the paint and leaving it to cure overnight will make for a smoother paint.

If you find that the paint is too thick then just add more water till it flows easily off the brush. You may find that when doing a second coat that thinning the paint will help it spread easier. Just wait until the first coat has completely dried before brushing on the second coat.

Apply your Milk Paint with a brush, foam-roller, foam pad or rag.

Allow one to two hours drying time between coats. The longer it cures the tougher it becomes. It fully cures within 24 hours.

Once mixed, use within 24 hours. Store in the fridge if not being used during this period.

Painting Drywalling with Milk Paint Powder

We recommend taping joints with gypsum joint compound.( Don’t use anything that says vinyl!). Elese skim coat the wall with plaster or gypsum. A test coat over a joint is also recommended. If you see that there is cracking then it is best to apply a bonding liquid.

If walls are in a high humidity or high traffic area then consider sealing the Milk Paint with Pure Tung Oil. If you are painting ceilings and non-high traffic areas then no additional sealing is necessary.

Surface finishes with Milk Paint Powder

Milk Paint leaves an attractive coarse finish. This can be smoother using a Scotch Brite (or similar) pad once the milk paint has dried.

You can also sand the paint to reveal the bottom coat(s) or the natural wood underneath. This is where your creative instincts kick in. Adding linseed or teak oil, varnishes or wax will both enrich the colour and give it a harder wearing surface. Add salt, crackle glaze, sand… But Remember to Test Test Test.

Coverage with Milk Paint Powder

You can work on an average of 8-10m² per litre of mixed Milk Paint Powder.

VIEW ALL MILK PAINT POWDERS