Tinted Oil Wax tutorial!

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Hi guys!  Long time no talk! A few months ago we added tinted Oil Waxes to our product line up - they come in both Dark (brown) and Black.  These have definitely been a retailer and customer favorite since they are so easy to use and provide…

Raised Stencil Tutorial

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Hey!!  Today im back with a quick post about a quick way to add a pretty little detail to your painted pieces.  This is super easy and quick and adds just the right amount of character to a piece that might be on the plain side. I saw a raised…

Dark Wax Tutorial

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I know waxing for some may seem intimidating, especially dark waxing - but honestly its one of the easiest things to do and can make a huge impact.  Im a HUGE fan of dark wax, i would say that about 90% of the pieces that i finish are dark…

{Milk Paint 101} - part 3, Waxing

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Oh wow - i think i just did a post like a week ago, i must really be on a roll now ;)  Except that maybe this post is LONG overdue, like months, maybe even a year! Well, im here now and im gonna tell you all about the final steps to milk…

Aging new wood with milk paint and vinegar

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One of my favorite things ever is the look of old weathered gray wood that's had years in the sun out to oxidize and produce an amazing patina.  But unfortunately its getting harder to find and especially in the size that i need it in.  So…

Shellac Trick w/Milk Paint!

Ive been using shellac for a few years now, clear shellac works perfect for blocking bleed through on painted pieces and is also great for sealing in musty smells on furniture.  It goes on clear and dries super fast.  Its an awesome product…

When, how & Why to add Extra-Bond to Milk Paint

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I'm back with another tutorial on Sweet Pickins Milk Paint - this time we will chat about the Extra - Bond.  We will cover all the whens, whys and hows.  If you have any questions just leave them in the comments so i can address them as others…

Shaken or Stirred? Mixing Milk Paint

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Seriously - 6 months is how long its been since posting here, 6 months people!  Its a good thing for facebook!  I just find FB so much easier these days to check in and keep everyone updated.  And my how 6 months has flown right on by!  Our…

Milk Paint 101 - Part 2

Oh my - there i went and disappeared again!  I'm getting really good at that! I hear crickets chirping - is anyone still reading this thing?! But seriously - i introduce back  i think in July that i was coming out with my own line of milk…

Milk Painted Mason Jars

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And im back...is anyone out there still?! My Sweet Pickins Shop is now open - we are still working out some kinks and still working on updating some things, but you can now go here to purchase Sweet Pickins Milk Paint and brushes.  Im really…

{Milk Paint 101} - Part 1

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Ok, finally back to go do a little 411 on Milk Paint for ya.  I gotten a lot of questions via email, comments and on Facebook when i announced that i was introducing my own Milk Paint line.  I decided to break the post down into 3 parts…