The raked timber needed some love and kind attention.
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.
Thank the heavens for our all natural, VOC-free, 5-ingredients only Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint! We were able to live in the space we were painting without awful smells or chemicals — and the house remained mess-free because we didn't have to sand!
We started with Farmhouse White and Bonding Agent. A 1-quart package was mixed with roughly the same amount of water for a 1:1 ratio before adding roughly 2/3 of a 250ml bottle of Bonding Agent.
I confess, with the ladder work and awkward neck angle this ceiling required, my husband did at least 80 of the painting and you know what? First-time Milk Painter and now...avid MMS Milk Paint fan!
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint
One of the most beautiful paints you'll ever use. All-natural, non-toxic Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint sticks to any porous surface without primer, sanding or prep. It will not chip or peel as it binds with the substrate. The only paint that creates the authentic "chippy" look.
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can be used with Bonding Agent to adhere to even more surfaces including varnished and pre-painted surfaces, metal, plastic & glass without prep. It can range from a solid colour to a stain — depending on how much water is added.
- Available in 1 Litre or Sample Sachets, some 2 Litre available
- Super fast recoat time
- Easy water clean-up
- 25 gorgeous colours
- Simply Wax, Hemp Oil or Tough Coat to seal
- Easy to distress or create "aged" look
- Non-toxic, environmentally-friendly
- Easy colour mixing for custom colours
- Mixes with water
- Mix only what you need, no waste
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Miss Mustard Seed's Bonding Agent
Milk Paint Bonding Agent allows Milk Paint to adhere to metal, glass and painted, varnished or lacquered surfaces.
Stir well and mix one part of Bonding Agent to equal amount mixed Milk Paint. For maximum adhesion, mix Bonding Agent with all coats of paint.
May also be used as a primer for water-based paints. Apply a think layer of Bonding Agent with a brush or roller. Allow to dry 2 hours before painting.
This product contains no solvents or VOCs and is almost odourless.
This is the exact same product as Fusion's Ultra Grip with different branding. You can use them interchangeably.
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I mixed the paint in a paint bucket with a stick blender allowing ample time to rest, before mixing again. I used a larger faux natural bristle brush and got to painting. Right away, I loved the change. The stark, shiny finish disappeared...
During this experimental/deciding phase my lovely Farmhouse White yellowed terribly...It was quite a shock (sorry, no photo!) A great example of the unexpected! I couldn't be completely surprised though as the paint we went over looks like it may be an oil-based enamel that was sprayed straight onto very orange timber. So, we have the leeching into my lovely Farmhouse White.
After much deliberation and debate, the husband and I settled on Marzipan because it worked well with the yellowing. In fact, it was warm and welcoming and layers beautifully over the now-yellowed Farmhouse White! Marzipan would still look amazing if the ceiling continued yellowing (which it has, but only slightly).
The first coat of Farmhouse White was painted on with a brush to create texture and dimension. The second coat using Marzipan with Bonding Agent we used a microfiber roller and brush to get variation to the finish. I wanted it to look like old fading paper. I think we might've nailed it?
Don't you just love the painting journey? Never knowing where it will take you. The unexpected twists and turns are always my favorite part with the end result being even better than I'd imagined!
***Just an aside. I can't be sure how much paint the ceiling used because we've moved on to the rest of the ceilings in the house. All I know is I was shocked with how little paint was needed! Love MMSMP!