Thank you to Folk Art for today's post and giveaway.
This Milk Paint Laundry Room Sign Tutorial is a great step-by-step for using this fun and versatile paint. I made two signs to complete a wall in our laundry area. AND, I'm teaming up with Folk Art to give away $150 worth of milk paint in this post.
The laundry space in our "lauffice" is really coming together. I wanted a couple of vintage-looking signs under my shelves. Since I had a super specific size I needed, I thought it would be fun to make these myself. I have the step-by-step tutorial below, in case you want to make some fun milk paint signs, too.
Self-service launderette...I wish that were true. Seems like this is a drop & go establishment these days. ;) But, I needed a bit of humor to make that fun task of laundry a bit more enjoyable...vintage-looking signs to the rescue, y'all! And these were very simple to make, too.
I used Folk Art's line of Milk Paint to create these signs.
Signs like this are somewhat created in reverse...I first used the color my letters would be for the "base". This is Pirate Black from Folk Art's Milk Paint line.
After my first layer of paint was dry, I laid down vinyl lettering for my sign (I cut mine from my machine, but you can grab pre-cut vinyl letters at the craft store). I then went over my vinyl with one more coat of the black...to "seal" my letters down. The font I used here is called Bebas Neue.
I used a puck of wax all over the piece once it was dry. You can use a candlestick for this, too. It makes the piece easier to age...the next layer of paint won't stick as well to the areas with wax on them. It creates a great, aged look.
I then went over the whole piece with the Milky White color. I love Folk Art's Milk Paint because of two main reasons...1)the coverage is amazing and 2)it's premixed, unlike some milk paints. I think the bottles are super cute, too. ;)
I pulled off my vinyl letters and used my sander to rough the sign up and pull off a little of that Milky White paint. After wiping the signs down, I went over them with the finishing oil on a soft cloth. This protects them as well as deepens their finish.
I love the fun, crackly, aged look this produced.
Don't they look great? I'm really happy with how they turned out.
Be sure to enter to win your own Folk Art Milk Paint below.
I'm kind of a paint snob...but I'm super loving the Milk Paint from Folk Art.
So much so that I've teamed up with them to give away $150 worth of it to one reader.
ENTERING IS EASY!
Click HERE to visit the Folk Art Milk Paint page.
Then, come back here to this blog post and leave me a comment letting me know which color of Milk Paint is your favorite. That's it! We'll email the winner next week.