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How long does milk paint last?
Last Updated: 28th June, 2020
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Likewise, is milk paint durable?
Milk paint, on the other hand, can be made even more durable with a finishing coat of something like Real Milk Paint Tung oil, but even without this finish it will still withstand the test of time, and won't fade. In fact, milk paint is known for its ability to last for hundreds of years.
Secondly, how long does milk paint take to cure? If you're using General Finishes Milk Paint for exterior surfaces, apply 3 coats of the milk paint and let each coat dry for 2 to 4 hours in between.
Also to know, why would you use milk paint?
The finish of milk paint depends on the surface it's used for—it resists surfaces that it can't be easily absorbed into. Milk paint has a chippy and worn-looking finish on surfaces like wood. It distresses much easier, making it ideal for a farmhouse-style look and vintage furniture.
What do you put over milk paint?
Using Furniture Wax to seal your milk paint works really well. I find it's easiest to brush it on using a good wax brush, then just wipe off any excess using a lint-free rag. The wax works by soaking down into the pores of the milk paint, then hardening over time, which creates what's called a soft finish.