I just re-made my basic furniture painting tutorial for you. I've learned new tips and tricks and wanted to incorporate into a video for you.
This is the basic tutorial, so it comes before any of the videos from the tutorial series last summer (glazing, pearl effects, color washing, etc.).
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Let's talk for just a second about the difference between Milk Paint and Chalk Paint.
Chalk Paint: There are lots of different brands - they are all just about the same - chalk paint dries to a very flat finish - so flat that it must be sealed. The usual sealer is a wax. You can get several different looks using chalk paint but the waxing part can be tricky. The claim with chalk paint is you don't have to do any prep - just start painting - I think this is a little risky but works sometimes.
Milk Paint: There are two kinds of milk paint - there is a milk paint powder that actually has milk powder in it - you have to mix it with water and it gives a chippy finish. Then there is General Finishes Milk Paint - which is actually an acrylic paint. It already comes mixed in a can. There is a bit of prep (watch the video to see), but it only takes a few minutes! My two favorite things about GF Milk Paint is that there is no sealer required - its durable all by itself! And, it's an indoor/outdoor paint, so you can use it in so many different ways.
Without further ado, here is the tutorial: