Experience the soothing embrace of nature with "Lichen." This color captures the essence of moss-covered rocks and forest serenity. Like the earthy hues of lichen, "Lichen" adds a touch of natural tranquility to your furniture. Its muted green-gray tones create a harmonious and relaxing ambiance. Whether you're aiming for a nature-inspired look or a calming oasis, "Lichen" is the perfect choice. Embrace the calming allure of this color and transform your furniture into a sanctuary of natural beauty.
Choose a surface to get started:
SHINY, GLOSS, + PREVIOUSLY PAINTED
Lightly sand to remove sheen
PREVIOUSLY WAXED PIECE
Remove the wax with mineral spirits
IKEA SURFACES SUCH AS MELAMINE AND THERMOFOIL
Add bonding Agent to your Milk Paint
No primer needed
FUSION™ MINERAL PAINTNo primer needed
New to Milk Paint? You've got this!
Just add water!
- Mix it
Combine 1 part water to 1 part powder and stir for 1 minute.
- Paint it
Using any brush, apply Milk Paint to your surface. Each coat dries within 15-30 minutes and can be re-coated immediately once dried.
- Finish it
Apply a top coat to seal your Milk Paint and bring out the true depth of colour! This will also protect your paint for a finish that lasts generations. Hemp oil and furniture wax are great, easy to use options!
- Mix it
- Easy to mix
- No brush strokes
- Smooth as silk to chippy chic
- Will not chip or peel on porous surfaces
- Super versatile! Use it on furniture, walls, and any interior or exterior applications
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use Milk Paint? Do I have to mix it?
Using Milk Paint is as easy as adding water! Simply stir 1 part water to 1 part powder, and you're good to go. While the mixing aspect may seem intimidating, don't be discouraged. Consider it an opportunity to actively engage in the painting process. We've refined our recipe to make it easier than ever to work with. The best part is that our Milk Paint formula is shelf-stable, so you only need to mix what you need for each project.
What is your color range like?
Our collection features 62 signature shades. Now comes the challenging part: choosing which color to use! With a diverse range of hues, you'll find the perfect color to bring your vision to life.
What kind of finish can I expect?
One of the remarkable aspects of Milk Paint is its versatility. Depending on how you apply and finish it, you can achieve a variety of looks. Whether you desire a smooth, mid-century modern finish or a weathered, distressed look, Milk Paint allows you to customize your outcome. Mix it differently, prepare differently, apply it your way, distress if desired, and topcoat it to your preference. The possibilities are endless!
Who is this paint best for?
This paint is perfect for everyone, regardless of experience level. Whether you're a seasoned painter or picking up a paintbrush for the first time, our Milk Paint is incredibly easy and fun to use. You'll be amazed by the results: a smooth finish without brush strokes, soft to the touch, and highly durable. It's time to embrace your creativity and get started on your project!
How long does it take to dry?
Our Milk Paint dries in just 30 minutes. Yes, you read that correctly! It's the fastest drying paint on the market. In fact, it takes less time than streaming an episode of your favorite show. Your time is precious, so get your topcoat ready. You'll notice the color of the Milk Paint changing within minutes, becoming chalky and less intense. Don't worry, the true vibrancy will shine through once you apply the topcoat.
What about the topcoats? What do you recommend?
You can use any topcoat of your choice with our Milk Paint. One of our top recommendations is Hemp Oil, known for its ease of use. It provides a beautiful finish and enhances the vibrancy of the Milk Paint. Working with Hemp Oil is a pleasure as it is a naturally drying oil without any additives or solvents. It works wonders on raw, new, or reclaimed wood. Plus, it has a delightful fragrance reminiscent of crushed walnuts.
What kind of surfaces can I use Milk Paint on?
The sky's the limit! You can use Milk Paint on virtually any surface you need to paint. Whether it's metal, glass, plastic, or wood, our Milk Paint can work its magic.
What's the texture like?
Smooth as butter! When properly finished, Milk Paint feels almost like a factory spray finish, even though it's applied with a brush. It self-levels, creating a flawless surface. However, water can raise the grain of bare wood, so a light sanding may be required after the paint dries. To avoid creating dust, you can apply hemp oil before sanding or distressing.
Do I need a primer?
No primer needed! When applied to raw wood, Milk Paint binds with the wood fibers, preventing peeling. It can also absorb into porous surfaces without additional products, such as brick, mortar, or plaster. Chipping may occur when applying Milk Paint to an existing glossy sheen paint or a surface that has been oiled or waxed. This chipping effect can be intentionally beautiful. Fusion Mineral Paint's low matte sheen allows Milk Paint to adhere well to it. We always recommend testing your methods before starting a project.
How is your paint made?
Milk Paint by Fusion is made the traditional way, and we value its authenticity. True Milk Paint comes in powder form, and all you need to add is water. We hand-make each small batch of Milk Paint, sourcing materials as locally as possible. We support local companies for our raw materials and packaging, and we hire local artisans to pour and package everything right here in North America.
How do I avoid brush strokes?
Milk Paint is incredibly forgiving to work with, and creating brush strokes is nearly impossible due to its smooth, creamy consistency. Enjoy a super smooth finish every time.
Do I have to mix the whole bag?
No need to waste anything. Only mix what you need for your project. Milk Paint in powder form is shelf-stable and doesn't go bad, unlike premixed paints. The powder can last indefinitely if kept in a tightly sealed container at neutral temperatures, protected from humidity. If you mix too much Milk Paint, simply store it in a tightly sealed container and stir it up when you're ready to use it again. There's no need to refrigerate it. Our convenient quart and tester sizes allow you to complete projects of any size without waste.
Is the finish sheer or opaque?
The choice is yours! For a solid, opaque coverage, mix 1 part Milk Paint powder to 1 part water. If you prefer a more translucent stain-like look, mix 1 part Milk Paint powder to 3 parts water. Adjust the ratio according to your desired effect. If the finish appears too opaque, add more water. If it's too transparent, add more powder. Experiment and find the perfect balance for your project.