Milk and Chalk paint table

You remember this table from yesterdays post, right?

I was painting this to re-sell but wanted to try to use chalk and milk paint to give you guys another review.

I haven’t made my home-made chalk paint yet, so I used ASCP.

I used the “Snowy white” milk paint as my “accent” color.

You do not have to use this little hand mixer but I picked one up at Salvation Army to see if it was a little smoother than last time.

It was.

It was also easy to dump some powder into my red paint container….add some water to “thickness” that I liked and mix.

You can handle that can’t you?

I think you can.

Don’t ever trim out your table like this.

That wasn’t that smart. I decided to heavily distress this table and you could see the white under the blue around edges.

If you do trim before you do your main color, then do it neater.

Okee Dokee?

I screw up, so you won’t.

You’re welcome.

I intentionally did the blue messy over the white as I was heavily distressing.

And I had no clue how to define the white, since I did it so thick first. So, I decided to go with messy. I felt that it would hide more.

It did.

You’re welcome again.

Wah lah.

Cute little table, isn’t it?

Love or hate?

Speak up if you love… merciful if you hate ; )

Main difference between the paints.

The milk paint sands off much easier.

So you have to be very careful.

It left a more brushed look. Not as finished as chalk paint.

It actually dried before the chalk paint and I had no problem with it bonding without priming.

So, win there!

Would I suggest it?


Would I use it again?


Does that help?

You tell me.

Let me know!



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0 thoughts on “Milk and Chalk paint table

  • November 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Love the blue and white and the distressing!

  • November 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I quite like milk paint as well. I appreciate your mess ups, I really don’t have time to make them all myself. I learn well from my mistakes as well as others.

  • November 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I love how the table looks…very good job. Thanks for the milk vs. chalk paint info. I want milk paint BAD right now!

  • November 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!!! Thank you for messing up…but seriously, if you didn’t say you did, I’d never know!! It is perfect!!! 🙂

  • November 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    This is not exactlly about this post but I thought someone could gain from a big mistake I made with the chalk paint on a large armoire. I did not want to hand wax the whole big armoire so I used spray lacquer. It is a mess and I do not know what to do at this point. I have spent so much time painting with the last bit of chalk paint I had. Any suggestions from anyone. Barbara/TN

  • November 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Love the table!! With all of the comparisons of the 2 paints I never thought of using both….of course I don’t have me any milk paint so I couldn’t anyway..but just thinkin’. How do like the colors (milk paint)? Which have you tried?

  • November 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Once again I am so impressed…I would not even attempt that!
    lots of love

  • November 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    To: Anonymous
    You asked for suggestions from anyone.. so here goes. I don’t know anything about lacquer 🙁 however, since ASCP goes over most anything you may have to bite the bullet and buy more and repaint. YUK! Hopefully, someone else will have knowledge of lacquer mishaps! Good luck!

  • November 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Your table looks great and I really appreciated your tips. I’m hoping to work on my dining table pretty soon.. wish me luck!

  • November 7, 2011 at 1:46 am

    This is so cute!! I love the white and wood peeking out from under the blue!!

  • November 9, 2011 at 2:11 am

    I love it, it’s so cute now. I like the white around the edges, I think it gives it dept. Any time you have multiple levels it can only help. Thanks for the milk vs chalk paint. I like Annie’s Sloan’s chalk paint, but honesty don’t find the price tag to be hefty. I can’t thank you enough for partying with us at Sunday’s Best. Your creativity is appreciated.

  • November 10, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Beeeeautiful job on this! Love the colors and heavy distressing technique! Love ASCP, but haven’t tried milk paint yet. That’s next on my list! Thanks for all of your helpful tips, too! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  • November 10, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I’m working on a project with milk paint right now. I got it pre-mixed & it was so much thicker than I’m used to. Very different to work with. I haven’t started distressing yet, but I’m currious to see how it goes. I do LOVE your little table. Love the variety of colors in it. It looks great!

  • November 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the how to – this came out beautiful!
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  • November 18, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Turned too spectacular and no doubt that you doing a great thing as always. With all of the comparisons of the 2 paints I never thought of using both. Your work is inspired me to do soon.


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