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.
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!
I mixed the paint and let it rest for 10 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
As always, I sanded and waxed the drawer slides and rails so the drawers move smoothly.
It fits in the space next to the bed like it was made for it!
All the best with YOUR milk painting journeys.
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