The first thing you will want to do is find a great project to paint! If you haven't done this already, see my blog post Great Projects for Milk Paint for some creative ideas of things to paint and where to find them. Assuming you have something already, let's move on.
You have your project. Now you need to decide where you are going to paint. If the weather is good, I love to paint outside either on the patio or driveway. Or even in grassy area, under a tree if it's hot. Light coats of milk paint dry super fast (ten to fifteen minutes) outside (as long as it isn't crazy humid).
If you are painting in the winter (or if it's raining), painting outdoors won't be an option, so you'll need to set up a place inside to paint. This is one of my very favorite things about milk paint - you can paint inside! With the windows closed! There are absolutely no toxins, no chemicals, no VOCs, no preservatives, no odor in Junkyard Goddess Milk Paint. None! So go ahead and paint inside with the windows closed. Won't hurt you or your children or pets one bit. Spills are super easy to clean up, as well. You only need a wet rag.
There are some tools you will need to get together to paint your project:
I personally prefer a three inch natural chip brush. It's quick, easy to use, and I like the texture that I can create with it. Plus, they are inexpensive.
Now that the project has been chosen, the space to paint has been selected, and the tools have been gathered, it's time to set the stage in preparation for painting.
You are now ready to prep your project to be painted.
For tips on preparing your project for milk paint, see my blog post Prepping Surfaces for Milk Paint.
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