How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets with Milk Paint


Social media has made the Java one of our
best selling products in the market today. So, what we decided to do was introduce
an alternative product in our Milk Paint line called Dark Chocolate. This will allow you to create that nice
deep, dark, rich color that everybody’s looking for. What we’re gonna do today is
we actually have an oak door over here and we’re gonna show you the same way
that we created that finish with that painted on Java and all I did was I just lightly sanded the existing finish on the door, and then I took a 50/50 blend of
denatured alcohol and water, wiped the door clean so I have good
contact — that’s really important and then all I’m going to do is just take my
Dark Chocolate Milk Paint I’m gonna use the foam brush I’m just going to paint right over an existing finish here. What’s really nice about this product as an alternative,
is this product will dry in one to two hours, which allows you to be able to
do your project on a short weekend. You could start on a Friday or Saturday
and be done by Sunday with your finishing project. The Milk Paints dry fast, they’re odorless, they really have a wonderful flow and level to them
— so they’re very easy to apply. You don’t have to be a DaVinci to
figure this one out! I’m just gonna paint on a nice, even, coat. And again, I’m just using the Poly Foam
brush. They’re just really easy to work with
on the water based products. You can take them to your sink and wash them out,
and you can use the same brush for a couple of coats. You can see how quickly I’m covering up that
oak grain. Just make sure you get all the edges. Now, just because this is the first coat
going down, I’m going to come back and sand it again and put
a second application on. What’s nice about that is, you can always
come back and fix any areas that you missed, or do your minor repairs. You don’t have to be a perfectionist here! I’m just going to use a real
inexpensive little chip brush. That gets into the corners to drag out
that paint in the heavy corners. If you get a little bit of a run,
just go back and pull that paint out. Alright, see how quick that was to be able to put a nice
dark, rich, color on an existing oak cabinet. I’ve got a couple pieces a poplar molding here already finished up. This one has three coats of Java
Gel stain this one has three coats of the Milk Paint Dark Chocolate. It shows you how close those colors are,
it gives you two options to create a really popular looking finish today. If you don’t wanna go this dark, what’s
really nice about it, is you can get any color that you want!

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