FolkArt Milk Paint - Finishing Oil, 3.7 oz. #38938, FolkArt Milk Paint Brush, 2 inch #38999, Unfinished wood table, Brush Basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam bowls and plates for palettes, Lint-free cotton cloth, Craft knife, Medium or fine grit sandpaper, Tack cloth, Screwdriver
- Create a surface that will be easy to both sand and paint by removing all hardware using a screwdriver. Remove doors, knobs or handles.
- Next, lightly sand the unfinished entry table which will open the wood pores and ensure a smooth surface for painting.
- Pour a small amount of Tavern Ale into a foam bowl. Load your paintbrush by dipping into the milk paint. Remove excess paint by brushing the side of the bowl.
- Paint Tavern Ale to the unfinished wood entry table by brushing the color following the natural grain of the wood. Use long, smooth strokes allowing the Milk Paint to penetrate into the open pores of the unfinished wood. Once completely painted, allow to dry.
- Sand the wood surface smooth using medium grit sandpaper. Wipe to remove sanding dust, then reapply a second coat of Tavern Ale. Allow to dry.
- Finishing – Brush a coat of Finishing Oil onto the milk painted surface allowing the oil to penetrate the dried milk paint as well as original unfinished wood surface. Immediately after applying the Finishing Oil, wet sand the oiled surface with fine grit sandpaper creating a velvety smooth finish. Wipe to remove sanding dust.
- Attach cabinet doors and replace hardware or select a new, modern style as a change. Allow to cure.
- TIP: If upcycling an entry table that had been previously painted, stained or varnished, be sure to prime the surface first and seal the completed project using the Bonding Primer & Sealer.