For some time now I have been wanting to try out the new paint line from Homestead House Paint Company - the company that manufacture Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, unfortunately it's not available to buy in the UK so I ordered a selection of colours from Goedele Francois at Old Red Barn in Belgium.
The packaging and branding looks really classy, and the paint is fabulous - feels like thick smooth cream - it dries very quickly although it is recommended that you leave 12 hours before applying further coats. The paint is acrylic based, is very low in VOC's as it contains a lot of natural ingredients. Very little prep work is required although for shiny or pre finished surfaces it is advisable to lightly sand your surface before painting. You don't need to add a top coat unless you want a particular finish as it is all incorporated in the paint, the finish is beautifully matt - not at all chalky. These are the colours in the line.
I have had this chest of drawers/dresser for a number of years - I have always loved the wood, the castors and the lovely curly detail at the bottom.
The paint covered over the filled holes on the top beautifully. I gave the piece just 2 coats of paint then lightly distressed all the edges with fine sandpaper then finished with some hemp oil over the paint as well as the drawer fronts.
I'm really pleased with the finish and I'm looking forward to using the other colours I ordered, the paint is lovely to use gives an amazing finish and has a great range of colours.
Bye for now