How to get more chippiness out of your milkpaint


February 27, 2013 by twinoaksstudio

Hello everyone!
I love using Miss Mustardseed’s Milk Paint on my signs, and have been very surprised at how well it bonds to the underlying surfaces.   There are times when I would like to force more chippiness from it, and I accidentally discovered a method that does that when I was taping something on my sign.   Use Frog Tape !

To demonstrate this technique, I put a little piece of Frog Tape on the area I wanted to chip and rubbed it with my fingernail.

chippiness 2

Then I pulled off the tape and off came more paint!   The less pressure I applied to the tape the less paint was removed from my piece.

chippiness 3

I didn’t use a bonding agent in the milk paint on this piece, so I can’t say if the tape would lift the paint if you used a bonding agent.   But in my situation, Frog Tape worked great and added more rustic chippiness to my piece.

Thanks for stopping by!

— Pauline

I will be linking this up with Miss Mustardseed’s Furniture Feature Friday.

2 thoughts on “How to get more chippiness out of your milkpaint

  1. […] forced chipping of the milk paint using 2 methods:  1. applying furniture wax along the edges, and 2. my Frog Tape method that I recently posted […]

  2. artsnark says:

    great tip – thanks for sharing

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