Have you heard of milk paint? I used milk paint for the first time when I was in college and painted my head board and desk. Milk paint is very environmentally friendly, dries fast, easily cleaned up with water, solvent free, and the longest lasting paint known. It comes as a powder and you mix it with water to make a paint. I could not find milk paint locally so I ordered it from www.milkpaint.com. I was really amazed at the wide variety of colors. Check out this information to see how you can make more colors by mixing in white.
Next week, I plan on posting more information about how I used milk paint with some garage sale finds. For now, I used the Snow White paint to paint some pumpkins.
I started with 3 small pumpkins, milk paint (about 1/2 cup), and foam brushes. I mixed the paint to achieve a thin consistency. Foam brushes work better for milk paint because the brush strokes show through too much with a regular paint brush. This is a great activity for children but my son was preoccupied with Silly Putty and only painted for about 3 nanoseconds.
I gave the pumpkins two light coats of paint. I expected to sand some of the paint off the pumpkins to give them a distressed look like Centsational Girl did here with chalk paint. Instead, the milk paint started peeling on its own and I decided I really liked the look.Pin It