I’ve had a pint of Tropical Jade milk paint by The Real Milk Paint Co I’ve been wanting to use for a while (you can find it at Wallcott’s in Shoreline, WA if you are local). I finally found a small desk to use it on when I was at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore last week that was a quick project.
I prepped the piece by sanding it lightly with 150 grit sandpaper and then wiping everything down with TSP substitute. Once that dried I mixed up the milk paint with the bonding agent (only in the first coat). I ended up using 3 coats on the piece, and 4 coats on the top. Once the paint dried I sanded it with 320 grit sandpaper to get it extra smooth, then sealed the desk with 2 coats of GF high performance topcoat in Flat. The drawer did not previously have a knob so I added a nautical one from my stash and added some wrapping paper to the drawer. This was a fun project that only took day. It’s nice to have these once in a while because usually… projects don’t go as planned 😉