This lady is all ready for spring in her fun, salmon color. I’ve used this color before on the interior of the black spinet desk, but I just now got brave enough to use it on an entire piece. It came out more vibrant on this dresser and with less variation – it’s different on every piece. This one took 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted, which was perfect because I used up the rest of the package of paint. Beforehand I did the usual prep work of sanding the piece to rough up the surface and wiping it down.
Milk paint can still chip even when the bonding agent is used. Heat (dry time) and thickness/number of coats can make the paint chip even when the bonding agent is added (like in this case). On this piece the chipping occurred mostly in the recessed areas where the paint often “pools” more than on the flat surfaces. I waited overnight between each coat, then lightly sanded with high grit sandpaper to smooth out the finish before sealing with General Finishes high performance poly in satin. The poly really did brighten and deepen the color when applied. Most sealers will slightly deepen the color of milk paint, but not necessarily change it unless a glaze or colored wax is applied.
I added some pretty grey and white knobs to her. I was happy she didn’t have extra hardware holes to fill. Not only does it take extra time, but covering the filler can be a paint. Glad I got to skip that step 🙂 And Granger got a nice photobomb in. I see this lady in a nursery or she’s great for just a fun pop of color in a room. She’s available and you can find out more on my Facebook page.