Amy's Tip: You want to make sure your Milk Paint is not too thick. You want it to drip, this will make it easier to antique! You do not want your Milk Paint to be the same consistency as One Step Paint.
Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of wood furniture that just screamed for some TLC? Amy is showing you just how to rescue and restore those pieces this week on Finish Friday. In this video, she shows you how to use Toscana Milk Paint, Antiquing Glaze, and wax to pull out the rich wood grains while giving your furniture or accents a beautiful pop of color that looks vintage, chic, and oh-so-gorgeous.
One Step Paint is one of Amy Howard at Home’s most popular products because it’s great for thicker, opaque coverage. But Toscana Milk Paint, another popular item, allows for more depth, highlighting, and aging because it is thinner and more transparent. This makes it great for layering and cracking that gives antique pieces those really unique finishes. Our milk paint is great for indoor and under-cover pieces and should be paired with Legno Gesso and waxes (not Cracked Patina, like the One Step Paint). To get an amazing antique look on any sort of wood furniture using Toscana Milk Paint, you can check out this Finish Friday video — and the Milk Paint Project bundle that goes with it!
When you first set out to start your next DIY project, you might be overwhelmed by options. Which tools do you use, and which paints? Even more confusing, what if two paints seems to be nearly identical in terms of color but you’re not sure which formula is best for your specific project? And how do you know which paint will help you antique your piece the way you envision?
Amy Howard knows how hard it can be to choose paints and tools for your project, which is why on this episode of Finish Friday, she is diving into the difference between chalk-based paint and milk paint.
It’s often hard to see the potential of a piece when you first buy or rescue it. Sometimes, it’s even harder to see how you can recreate Old World finishes on furniture or decor you’ve owned for a while.
On this episode of Finish Friday, Amy walks you through a few ways to finish your pieces using Amy Howard at Home’s Legno Gesso and Toscana Milk Paint. Because the cracked gesso and milk paint dry quickly, you’ll be able to give your pieces that Old World finish you didn’t think you could get outside of Europe!