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My First Time Using the Newly-Reformulated Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

My First Time Using the Newly-Reformulated Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

When summering on the south coast I love browsing the local Salvage & Save for books, furniture or nick nacks. I saw this adorable chest of drawers and thought it would be the perfect candidate for the newly released Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Besides, the weather had become less than delightful so it was a good time to paint!


The piece was dusty. I gave it a good clean with soap and water but I didn’t rinse since I was hoping for less adhesion. 


 Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is non-toxic  Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint paint supplies

    My first observation: MMSMP promised us a zip seal that actually zips and it certainly does!


    Here’s a tip: Don’t measure your milk paint with a measuring cup that’s larger than the mouth of your jar, while outside in the wind! But you probably already knew that!

    Mixing Miss Mustard Seed’s MIlk Paint


    I mixed the paint and let it rest for 10 minutes. 


    Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint painted dresser Aviary grey



    As is often the case with milk paint, it does what it pleases. I was hoping for chips or resists, but it soaked right in for almost full coverage on the first coat, and it looked great! It took three coats for full coverage, which is typical of MMS Milk Paint.



    Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Oil hemp seed oil sealer  MMS Milk Paint MilkOil hempseed oil

    I sealed it using MMS MilkOil hemp seed oil, which I brushed on using an old chip brush and left it overnight to soak in. 



    Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint with MilkOil hempseed oil sealer



    It didn’t soak in evenly which can also be pretty normal. Wood has a lot of inconsistencies in density therefore some areas will absorb oil more readily than others. Being it was such a dry, thirsty piece, I gave it another layer of hemp seed oil and left it for the day. At the end of the day I wiped away the excess and was satisfied with the finish. Aviary is a gorgeous medium grey and the rustic, old dresser fit right in with the coastal style of the beach house.



    Wiping away excess Miss Mustard Seed’s MilkOil hempseed oil sealer

     As always, I sanded and waxed the drawer slides and rails so the drawers move smoothly. 

    Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint MilkWax clear
    Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint MilkWax clear sealer


    It fits in the space next to the bed like it was made for it!


    Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Aviary painted dresser coastal style


    All the best with YOUR milk painting journeys. 


    Katie ❤️

    Katie For the Love Creations furniture painter and paint retailer



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