Sweet Pickins Milk Paint (SPMP) is a true milk paint which comes in a powder form. Because it comes in a powder form, you can make the paint as thick or thin as you like. Sweet Pickins Milk Paint (SPMP) is environmentally safe and non-toxic. There is a slight milky odor when it is applied, but it is completely odorless when dry. Sweet Pickins Milk Paint (SPMP) is 100% VOC free and is made with all natural earth materials.
Because milk paint comes in a powder form, you can control how thick/thin you mix the paint. You can use it as you would regular paint, thinner for a wash/stain or thicker to create texture. Milk Paint can naturally chip or crackle when applied over some existing finishes. This can result in an authentic look reminiscent of a chippy/aged/timeworn piece of furniture.
Can be top coated with any available product on the market, although the most popular today is wax. To protect milk paint from water spots, it must be top coated.
Many variations in colour and texture naturally occur on milk painted pieces and this is completely normal! These unique variations which only come with true milk paint, add depth and dimension to each project.
Add Extra-Bond when painting over a nonporous or previously finished/painted piece of furniture. The Extra-Bond will ensure adhesion and give you better control over chipping. It is highly recommend to always have the Extra-Bond on hand when using milk paint. Milk paint is known for its unpredictability when not using the Extra-Bond.
To make the paint, you simply mix the powder with warm water and mix/shake.
Each bag of Sweet Pickins contains 6 oz. powder and makes one pint when mixed. One package will cover 36 sq. ft., which is approx. 2 smaller dressers, 1 small hutch or 5-6 chairs. How far the paint goes will depend upon your painting technique, how thick/thin you mix the paint, how many coats you do and the contrast between the color your are painting compared to the piece your are painting.