I love this glazing technique. I have used it many times on projects I have worked on and I have never been dissatisfied. I love this paint mostly because of its ease of use, and its free of fumes. This project is a very simple technique. Upon first using milk paint, you may be nervous as the paint sometimes can feel gritty or have small lumps in it. But a light sanding in between coats can eliminate that. However, you will not need to worry about that with this project. These are the feet to the upholstered bed frame I made. Click here for Step 1 & Step 2 of that project.
- Medium brown stain ( minwax- special walnut)
- Milk paint or acrylic paint in a light grey, cream or white color
- Foam paint brushes
- Plastic cup for mixing the paint
- Paper towel
- Hemp oil or furniture wax paste for sealing
I use Miss Mustard Seed paints and products on many of my painting projects. It has no fumes so I can do a project in my kitchen if I want to. It’s easy to work with and I can mix colors and amounts as I need them.
- Completely cover with a light coat of stain on each wooden bed frame foot.
- Let stand to dry for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Mix a small amount of milk paint as per the directions on the label. Or add a small amount of acrylic paint to a cup and slightly water down.
- Brush the paint all over the stained foot until completely covered.
- Do not let dry. Immediately start wiping most of the white paint off the wooden foot. Until you get the look desired.
- Set aside and repeat on all the remaining bed frame feet.
- Let dry.
- Once dry, seal the feet with hemp oil, or furniture wax, or both.