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Chalk Paint or Milk Paint? What's the difference

I love the different looks you can get from using milk paint and chalk paint. Great thing they are so easy to use but do you need to sand or strip? Both paints give amazing paint finishes; chalk paint finishes are a little consistent, whereas milk paint can be less predictable. So many questions and the answers are so easy.
For instructions on how to use chalkpaint or milkpaint and how to get these looks - visit the blog post here.. you'll know which paint is the best for you.. http://decoratedlife.com/chalk-paint-milk-paint-difference/?hvid=63kQli
Difficulty: Medium
This professional kitchen is a combination of chalk paint and dark wax. You can easily copy this look if you have time and patience. A good quality chalk paint and wax will be more enduring and look better.
Here is a variety of chalk paint and milk paints. The distressed red dresser is in milk paint. It has that aged chippy effect.
Aging furniture is easy with milk paint and chalk paint. Distress and wax to finish it off.

To see more: http://decoratedlife.com/chalk-paint-milk-paint-difference/?hvid=63kQli

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  • Patricia Laursen
    Patricia Laursen Brewster, MA
    on May 9, 2014

    Paint what you have.

  • Elaine CallawayandBilly Brooks
    Elaine CallawayandBilly Brooks Centre, AL
    on Nov 5, 2014

    Hey thanks for some GREAT ideas! Can you tell me WHERE to purchase Chalk Paint to get the best prices? ( I live in a small rual town, with only Wal Mart being the only "Chain store" & no hardware stores at all! Thanks for any help you can give me!

    • Darla.french1967
      on Feb 19, 2016

      @Elaine CallawayandBilly Brooks you can make your own chalk paint very easily. Latex paint, plaster of Paris and water. You can just google chalk paint recipe using plaster of paris and there are a LOT of recipes.

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