So for the Porters paints furniture course you are required to bring one piece of timber furniture to paint, I decided to bring along my little round side table that I purchased on Ebay for $13. This poor little side table had already been through a failed painting escapade (I undercoated the table however I was too impatient to wait for it to dry and started painting colour a few hours later). To get the table back to raw timber I used paint stripper, paint scraper, sandpaper and a lot of elbow grease.
As our home is decorated in tones of black white and grey I decided to paint the table in a dark grey colour using Porters paints Milk paint, the paint is organic and is made from milk by-products (Protein) and mixed with powdered oxide pigment. Milk Paint comes in powdered form (1Kg bags) and you mix it with water by hand and strain it though a stocking, it is super easy to paint has fantastic coverage and a beautiful rustic, chalky appearance.
I only needed to paint one coat on my little table, the paint dries very quickly and once it was dry (you don’t make that mistake twice) I beeswaxed the whole table, I left it for 30 minutes and then came back and did a final buff of the Beeswax. I love how the finished table turned out.
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