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How I Mix Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

 

One of the most intimidating things about attempting  Milk Paint for the first time is the fact you have to mix it yourself. I feel ya.  I purchased several bags from a local woodworking store a couple of years ago and I never used it.  Although I would consider myself an “advanced” furniture painter the whole mixing thing really made me nervous.  Don’t let that nervousness hold you back.  Here is how I mix Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and I hope it helps you get over your fear too.

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Miss Mustard Seed has really done a wonderful job of teaching her customers how to use her product through her video tutorials (which you can find here.)  She recommends using a blender or hand mixing your milk paint in a cup.  Here are a couple of problems I have experienced with both methods.

1.  Mixing paint in a blender requires that I have to clean the blender.  I am way to lazy efficient with my time to do such a thing. 2.  I have hand mixed milk paint in a cup many times, but my little hands can never get the paint perfectly smooth like a blender can.

Both methods of mixing milk paint are great.  Do what works for you.  But, my little secret to mixing silky smooth, lump free, milk paint is A MASON JAR.  Yes, for $2.00 you too can mix the perfect batch of Milk Paint!

Start out by measuring how much Milk Paint you need.  In this case I was painting 4 dresser drawers and a small chair so I measured 1/4 cup of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Kitchen Scale (one of my personal favorites).

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Then per the directions I add warm water.  The directions state to mix 1 part Milk Paint to 1 1/2 part water.  I like to start out by mixing equal parts milk paint and warm water. So here I am mixing in 1/4 cup of warm water.  I also prefer my paint to be a little thicker, but once I mix it up, if it seems too thick, I eyeball a little more warm water into my mason jar to thin it out.

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Yes, it can look a little gritty and scary at first.  Put the lid on and move to the next step before you chicken out.

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Now, you shake that mason jar for a minute or two.  I also tell myself, whilst doing my milk paint shaking, that this activity also benefits my arm flab.

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Now, you are ready to paint.  See the smooth perfection?

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Like a baby’s bottom I tell ya.

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I also like this method because any Milk Paint leftovers must be stored, covered, in your refrigerator for 7-9 days for it to last once mixed.  Now, I can just screw the lid back on the mason jar and resume my projects the next day.

How To Mix Milk Paint

Here is a quick peek at the dresser I worked on today.  I can’t wait to show you the transformation!

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So, be honest: am I the only one who was nervous to mix Milk Paint?

UPDATE: If you want to see the reveal of this dresser you can click HERE!

If you want to try Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint out for yourself you can shop in-person at one of our retail locations, browse our online store, or locate a retailer near you!

I am sharing this Milk Paint Tip & Trick at:

 

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+Allison Griffith is the owner of Refunk My Junk in Oklahoma City. A corporate drop out turned professional blogger, paint retailer, junk lover, public speaker, small business owner, bottom wiper, and president of her husbands fan club.

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