Ever wondered if you can paint metal with Milk Paint? You sure can! For today’s tutorial, I’m going to share with you how to Paint Metal With Milk Paint And Get An Aged Look.
How To Paint Metal With Milk Paint And Get An Aged Look
When I’m out thrifting I have come across so many beautiful metal pieces like old serving trays, cake stands and decorative bowls but due to being well loved they are scratched or damaged in some way. So with a little help from some milk paint and some grit, I’m going to share with you a fun way to freshen them up!
- Old metal items with some detail. You can find a tonne of them at garage sales and thrift stores
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Milk Paint Colour of your choice – I used Farmhouse White
- Brush – I used my Cling On! 30 for this project
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Grit
- Old Paint Brush
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Clear Oil Wax
- Lint Free Rag
Step 1 – Mix up your Farmhouse White with a ratio of 1 part milk paint to 1 part warm water until combined. Let sit for about 10 minutes. In the meantime prep your metal piece by cleaning the entire piece with TSP. Let it dry completely. Then using your brush paint the piece 2 times with milk paint, letting it dry completely in between each coat. Making sure that you mix the paint if needed.
Step 2 – Using your old brush apply the clear oil wax and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 3 – Pop out some Grit onto an old plate or a tile and using the same brush that you used for the oil-wax pick up some of the grit and start applying to your piece. In particular around the detailed parts. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Step 4 – Then using your lint-free cloth start wiping away the excess grit. All of the grit will highlight the detail and also the crackled chippy goodness of the milk paint.
Now your new piece is all ready for you to decorate with!
If you see that the paint is not adhering properly add some extra bond and this should fix the problem.
This same technique works really well on detailed mirrors and frames!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later!
Sam I really like this look. I just bought a galvanized tray and it looks like it needs some character. I may just try out your beautiful idea.
Thank you so very much, Mary! I really hope you have fun giving your tray a new lease on life! Let me know how it goes!
I love how this turned out Sam! Great job.
Thank you so much, Deborah! I was so happy with the outcome!
What a great idea. I pass on so many metal items. Not anymore. Can’t wait to try.
Oh, have fun, Pamela!! Can’t wait to see what you get up to!