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The Benefits of Using Milk Paint on Kitchen Cabinets

Milk Paint Is Eco-Friendly

Reflection Paints Benjamin Moore sells milk paint made by the Fusion Company, and it is a non-toxic, eco-friendly paint that is used primarily inside and must be mixed with water. The paint dries quickly in about 30 minutes. It has no toxic chemicals and is low or no VOC. It is safe for children and pets. You can apply it to walls, drywall, cabinets, furniture, plaster, glass, plastic, and masonry.

We sell milk paint in a variety of colors, and it should be mixed with one part water and one part powder. It can be applied with a brush, roller, or sprayed on. It takes about 20 minutes to thicken and should be stirred continuously. You can use a few drops of an anti-foam solution if it gets foamy.

You can mix thick paint or thin it down, depending on what you need for your project. If it appears too thick, do not be afraid to add water to thin it down. We sell a variety of colors: blue, tan, red, gray, black, white, pink, green and mustard. They are attractive colors for kitchen cabinets that can match any decor with the right accessories and appliances.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets With Milk Paint

Kitchen cabinets are easier to paint when you have bare wood. Removing all the paint takes time, but it is the best method to apply milk paint. Start by cleaning the surface of the cabinets to remove all dirt and grime. Use a combination of alcohol and water in a spray bottle and a paper towel or soft cloth. Use an electric sander to remove paint and sand the wood. This is the fastest method and will take several hours, so you will need to have patience. Sand thoroughly this will give you the smoothest finish with milk paint. Before painting, remove the sawdust from the cabinets with a damp cloth.

Mix the milk paint in a container with one part water to one part powder. It can be one cup of power to one cup of paint. Stir using a wooden stick for about 20 minutes until thoroughly mixed. Later, some users add an antibonding solution to help the paint adhere better to the wood. Follow the directions when using. Read up on how to use milk paint and keep it from chipping.

Apply the paint with a regular paint brush or roller. Often you will need more than one coat. The benefits are that it dries quickly in 30 minutes or less. There may be some lumps and strain them out before painting. It often takes longer to paint with milk paint on painted or varnished wood. With a second coat, do not use a bonding agent, just the paint and water. Add a topcoat or finish after painting to protect it from marks and scuffs. When you purchase, ask us what topcoat goes best with milk paint.

Contact us to learn more about milk paint and the best way to mix and apply it to cabinets. We can suggest a topcoat or a stain and finishing oil that can seal the paint when you finish painting. We also have sealers that can be used with milk paint. Contact us by email or calling 306.873.5100.

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