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    Milk paint

    Question about milk paint.

    Can milk paint be painted over? Nothing special about it, is there?
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    YES. But try to strip it ...........good luck to ya.
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    Snagged from DIY Help .com....Hope it helps

    "Milk paint, also called casein paint, is sometimes found in older houses on walls or as a finish on antique furniture. As the name implies this paint was made using milk as the vehicle. It has a hard finish and is impervious to paint strippers. You can spot casein paint by its very smooth finish and pale, pastel colors including: yellow, pink, blue and green.

    If you have milk paint on your walls it will probably be a problem to paint or decorate with wallpaper because it doesn't hold a conventional paint finish well. Before you repaint over milk paint use a primerĖsealer to seal it and you will greatly improve your chances of success."

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    Some more info concerning stripping milk paint...FWIW
    see the 'unstrippable finish' article...

    http://books.google.com/books?id=QGt...0paint&f=false

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    I should mention, this will be new cabinet with a milk paint finish. Later it might get repainted.
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    Why , what possessed you to use Milk paint that is nothing but a beast that will cause you problems down the road. If you do use it you will remember I told you so
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Why , what possessed you to use Milk paint that is nothing but a beast that will cause you problems down the road. If you do use it you will remember I told you so
    Thanks Dad It is not on yet. I wanted to check some things out first. Just like you taught me, Dad

    So basically, the new stuff is just as bad as the old stuff?
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    ya son it is LOL If I were to use milk on anything it would be in a hunting cabin or something like that, most people who use milk paint are craft person's doing small wood crafts.
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    Thanks, I guess I will just look for a black that is close to the milk black.
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    I can tell ya how to get the black closer by tinting useing a little red to make it warmer or blue to make it cooler, warmer is towards a earth tone black and cooler is towards a gun medal black.
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