Project Sweet Makeover With Milk Paint
I love painting and decorating. When we purchased our house two years ago I was more than ready to do a makeover to the entire house. I knew that wasn’t happening, because it’s exhausting and I was a few months pregnant at the time with my youngest. Because I have two children now
Warning: My daughter’s bedroom was a complete DISASTER before we re-painted it. You’ve been warned. The pictures are awful! You’ll even get a glimpse of my youngest hanging out in her big sister’s bedroom while I was tearing it apart. These were taken in the process.
- Chunks of the paint was still powder when I placed the paint on a roller brush. It specifies in the direction to use a NATURAL brush. I also used a regular brush and it did the same thing.
- The paint was very thin going on the wall and dried in partial clumps.
- Mix the paint outside. I mixed it in the bathroom and it was in the air and all over me. This stuff stains, so make sure you have gloves and glasses on, and use clothes you don’t mind getting all dirty that won’t really come clean again. This was another “oops” that I made.
My suggestions through experience.
- After painting with the Plum, I had my husband use a drill and his mixer for paint to stir it up. This made sure there were no clumps of powder hiding in the bottom of the can or in the paint itself when I went to paint. This worked SO much better and I barely had any issues afterwards. I think my problem was that shaking it did not mix it good enough.
- Use a natural brush or a foam brush. This will help make the paint go on in a more solid pattern instead of having different shades or tints of the paint on your wall.
The paint goes on smooth if you mix it thoroughly and you shouldn’t have much of a problem after that. It will dry in some different shades, which I think is the nature of the paint. If you want a thicker coat to go over a dark colored wall you will want to paint slowly and do a double coat.
We still have a few things left to take care of and put together in her room, but it’s taken me a while to get to it and I wanted to show these to you guys before my oldest decided her room was never going to be cleaned again.
You can purchase several sizes from The Real Milk Paint Co. through their website. One gallon can be purchased for around $60. They will arrive with the paint in a powder form in a can, where you then will need to mix it by hand with water.
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