If you want the Milk Paint to resist certain areas, we recommend trying an advanced technique by using the Hemp Oil, Wax Pucks or, our favorite, the 100% Beeswax Finish. Simply apply the Beeswax in areas where chipping is desired. Apply the paint immediately over entire surface. The paint will separate where wax was applied. Don’t over work the paint on those areas. As paint dries, it will start to peel and flake, creating and authentic, chipped finish. Wipe or light sand loose paint and finish with any MMS Wax, Hemp Oil or Tough Coat.
To use the Wax Puck as a resist, apply one coat of milk paint and allow it to dry. Rub the Wax Puck over the edges, corners and “high points” of the piece. Anywhere the wax is applied will resist the paint, so make sure it is applied randomly and in places where paint would naturally wear over time. Apply a second coat of milk paint and allow it to dry completely. Distress surface with fine grit sand paper or damp cotton cloth to easily remove the paint where wax was applied. revealing first coat underneath. Finish with Furniture Wax, Hemp Oil, White Wax, Antiquing Wax or Tough Coat.
Both give authentic aged patinas! We highly recommend taking a workshop from a certified MMSMP retailer in your area.