Andrea Barrows
Andrea Barrows
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  • San Antonio, TX
Asked on May 15, 2013

What is milk paint and chalk paint?

Linda holderAndrea BarrowsKMS Woodworks
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I am really new to all this and of course never heard of these.
4 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 16, 2013

    This site has one of the descriptions descriptions I have seen http://decoratedlife.com/chalk-paint-milk-paint-difference/

  • Andrea Barrows
    on May 21, 2013

    Thank you so much for your help!

  • Linda holder
    on Dec 1, 2015

    They are what everyone is using on wood furniture. And I do mean EVERYONE. It's really getting old to see beautiful pieces of furniture ruined by this paint. And then of course the pieces are always distressed. Otherwise known as "bad, sloppy paint job. Just my 2 cents, anyone agree?

    • Terra Gazelle
      on Feb 29, 2016

      @Linda holder In fact I take pieces that would have landed in the fire place or the land fill and fix them and yes. paint them. I am doing a 1890s chifferobe that was totally damaged..I had to take off veneer because of water damage, replace the back and the bottoms on the hat box and the wardrobe. It has gauges in it and every one of the 5 drawers had to be repaired. It was nothing but old shellac that looked like dried up alligator hide...it was horrible. It can be used in a nursery, for a small child.. put shelves in it and it would be a pretty little pantry..or for the bathroom. It will have a new life.. And I do not do bad sloppy paint jobs.. In fact I make sure that the paint jobs are neat and smooth.Whether I use polyacrylic or wax to seal it..every piece is done to look beautiful and will bring new life to what was fit only to be cast aside. Its hard work to do a piece of furniture...

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