Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Colourman Milk Paint from the UK review

 I wasn't holding out much hope for this paint being any good. It's not milk paint as we know it as it comes ready mixed. But I was pleasantly surprised. I test drove it in two colours, on two wooden objects. I didn't sand or prime either, just sugar soaped.
 The coverage was good but it's thinner than chalk paint and I needed 3 coats. You can lay it on pretty thick.
 Once sanded you get a really nice two tone texture and on waxing it gives a lovely primitive feel. The adhesion was impressive considering I didn't sand or prime. You really don't need to with this paint.
 On the down side, this ready mixed milk paint was very expensively posted and would have been much cheaper had they just taken it to the post office. The company I bought it from are more geared up for shipping cement and mortar I think!
 I do like the finish, and much prefer it to modern emulsion and would use it again if I want an authentic antique feel. You can see the two tone in this photo.
 Next up, a wonky little sewing box with a broken lock and missing embellishments. I had some filling to do on this one. Again, I didn't sand or prime, other than sanding the filler!
 Three coats later...
Then I sanded and added a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, sanded again and waxed. 
 But, the biggest issue I have with this UK paint is that it doesn't behave badly like it's Canadian cousin. I love that naughty chippy behaviour and this did not perform.

Homestead House still reign supreme! And their customer services and postage policy are unbeatable.

So I'm saving the window frame mirror for the good stuff!



Linking up with http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/08/welcome-to-treasure-hunt-thursday-69.html  

and
http://elizabethandco.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/be-inspired-features-and-link-party-32.html 

and

http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

and

http://maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/saturday-show-off_17.html?showComment=1345287249361#c4719810997869445208

9 comments:

  1. I like the colour of the egg rack; it's not too bland, but has a softness to it. Very nice:-)

    Yes, the naughty ones are more fun; much like most things in life me thinks:-)

    Jackie

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  2. Your two makeovers have turned out really well. I like the colour of the egg stand. You must have tried out every paint combination there is!

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  3. The color you used is beautiful. I have yet to try milk paint. I have an aversion to paint I have to mix up myself but I may have to get over that. Thanx for linking up to THT!

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    1. Hi Pamela, this is the UK version which is ready mixed but you wouldn't want to import it when you have the wonderful Canadian paint from Homestead House over there!

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  4. woow.you are really good in this......just lovley work :)
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  5. I love the graphic you used! I just used a similar one on a pillow I made. Have you tried the Old Fashioned Milk paint? It works great too.

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    1. No, I've not tried that yet. On the to do list! x

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  6. I love both of your projects! Not sure I've ever seen a wooden egg rack before. And isn't it fun to experiment with new products!

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