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Milk Painted Furniture - Side Table

Use FolkArt Milk Paint to transform a wooden side table into a two-toned accent piece.

At a Glance:

#6486 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Sanding Foam Block

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $3.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Quaker Blue, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Jamestown Blue, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Brush, 2"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $12.99
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Other Supplies

Small square unfinished wood table, Tape, Ruler, Sandpaper, Water basin, Paper towels


  1. Lightly sand the unfinished occasional table which will open the wood pores and ensure a smooth surface for painting.
  2. Wipe down the unfinished table surface removing sanding dust.
  3. On the table top, measure and mark a 2" border from the edge. Also measure and mark approximately 7" (up from the bottom) on each table leg.
  4. Apply stencil tape or painters tape along the marked measurements.
  5. Next, pour a small amount of Jamestown into a foam bowl.
  6. Apply a coat of Jamestown to the center of the table top. Allow to dry 30 minutes, then reapply a second application of Milk Paint. Let dry once more then remove the tape on the table top.
  7. Next, paint Quaker Blue on the outer rim of the table top as well as down all four legs to the tape line. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
  8. Reapply a second coat of Quaker Blue. Once again allow to dry, then remove tape.
  9. Using the Sanding Block, lightly sand the inner Jamestown square to create a slightly weathered effect.
  10. Apply Finishing Oil to the entire table. While the oil penetrates the surface of the table, lightly sand the oiled surface with fine grit sandpaper to create a velvety smooth finish.

NOTE: Be sure to allow the full 30 days for an oiled surface to cure prior to using it.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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