Milk Paint

$17.95
Current Stock:
SKU:
F-3150
Weight:
1.10 LBS

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General Finishes Milk Paint

General Finishes Milk Paint is a high quality interior/exterior pre-mixed paint. Not a true "casein based milk paint" but a modern version of old world paint with a strong mineral base. It is adaptable and UV resistant. It may be applied via brush or spray and possesses excellent flow and leveling properties.

You can mix it, lighten it, distress it, glaze it, layer different colors or antique it - perfect for upcycling or repurposing furniture.

Facts:

USE: Interior and Exterior

SHEEN: Satin

COATS: Normally 2-3

RECOAT: 1-2 hours 

APPLICATION METHOD: Acrylic bristle brush, foam brush, paint pad applicator or spray using 1.8-2.0 spray tip.

PRIMER NOT REQUIRED (note exceptions): GF Milk Paints are self-sealing, so it is not necessary to use a primer. We recommend a stain-blocking primer if you need to seal knots, cover grain (dark or red color as reds tend to bleed), paint light or white over an existing finish, or if you're painting a wood that is known to bleed, such as Pine or Oak. 

TOPCOAT:  Milk Paint dries to a low luster sheen and is durable enough to stand up to medium abuse. However, if maximum durability is required, apply 1 or 2 coats of GF  High Performance. 

EXTERIOR PROJECTS: Milk paint can be used alone or with Exterior 450 Topcoat. 

COVERAGE: 150 sq. ft/qt
CAN SIZES: Pint, Quart

VOC: <150g/l (1.25lbs/gal.)  ACTUAL VOC: <10 g/l (.06 lbs/gal)

CLEANING YOUR FINISH: Clean with a water-damp rag. Do not clean until the finish has cured completely (21 days). If your surface requires deep cleaning due to grease or grime, add a speck of detergent or a bit of vinegar. Avoid using oil-soap or silcone-based daily cleaners such as Pledge, Endust or Murphy's Oil. 

APPLICATOR CLEANUP: Warm, soapy water. For best results, clean all equipment with General Finishes Brush and Gun Cleaner. 

 

Milk Paint is a durable acrylic paint that can be used for both interior and exterior projects. Milk Paint can be used alone, layered over another Milk Paint color, mixed with our "soon to be released" Chalk Style Paints or combined with a General Finishes Glaze for a faux look. Milk Paint can be applied over existing finishes, stains or other paints as long as they are completely dry. It will adhere to a variety of surfaces including wood, fiberglass, PVC, vinyl and most composite materials. Always test a small area first when going over other products to ensure the paint adheres well to the original surface. Before you start, carefully read the directions on the back of the can. Test the color to ensure it's what you want.

SMOOTH-GRAINED WOODS THAT PAINT WELL: Poplar, Aspen, Basswood, Maple and Birch.

FEATURES:
USE: Interior and Exterior
SHEEN: Satin.
COATS: 3 coats are optimum.

RECOAT/DRY TIME: 2-4 hours under ideal conditions (70F or 21C, 70% humidity). Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will prolong drying time up to 8-10 hours.

CURE TIME: Dependent upon dry time, temperature and humidity. At 70*F - 70% humidity, three coats of paint will cure in 14-21 days. If you are painting over an existing finish, treat it with care for at least 2 weeks. 

APPLICATION METHODAcrylic bristle brush, foam brush, paint pad applicator or spray.

 

SPRAYING: Can be sprayed through compressed air, HVLP, airless or C.A.S. units. Fluid tip sizes should be as follows: Compressed air - .050, HVLP - .072, Airless - .013. Use medium size air caps. Check with you equipment supplier for proper tip sizes.  If thinning is needed, add 5% -10 water. If thinning is needed, add 5% -10 water. Spray on a solid first coat using a 6-inch spray pattern, overlapping by half on each pass. To overlap by half on each pass, start the first pass half off the edge of the project, then spray the second pass along the edge, then move over 3 inches for each subsequent pass. Let dry 2-4 hours, then sand the surface with a soft-backed sanding sponge. Apply the second coat the same way, filling in the color until solid. A third coat can be added if desired. Milk Paint has great vertical cling and rarely runs, so you can easily paint vertical surfaces to get a solid finish.


PRIMER NOT NECESSARY: GF Milk Paints are self-sealing so it is not necessary to use primer. You may use a stain-blocking primer if you need to seal knots, cover grain, paint light or white, or if you're painting a wood that is known to bleed, such as pine or oak.

 

ADHESION:  They will adhere to a variety of surfaces including wood, fiberglass, PVCprimed steel, vinyl and most composite materials. Always test a small area to ensure adhesion.


TOPCOAT: Milk Paint dries to a low-luster sheen and is durable enough to stand up to medium wear. However, if maximum durability is required, apply 1 or 2 coats of High Performance or Flat Out Flat topcoat.


EXTERIOR PROJECTS: Milk paint can be used alone or with Exterior 450 Topcoat.


CLEANUP: Soap and warm water


COVERAGE: 100 sq. ft/qt