I painted this side table with safe paint. I got a free sample of it to try in the color sea green (I found a blog where you could email the company to try a free sample... and even though the post was 2 years old, they sent me a sample!). It is still considered milk paint and made with the same ingredients, but it is meant for walls. I tried regular milk paint before on this table. You can read about that experience if you click the link.
I picked this up off of craigslist in the free section and it was looking like this.
It had a laminate top, but I whipped out the orbital sander and ruffed it up. I lightly hand sanded the other parts of the table before I got to painting. Safe paint is meant for walls, so it does not flake and chip like milk paint. It adhered very well to the the table and I had not trouble with it.
I used two coats of paint, three in some spots, but it covered well. It has this weathered/cottage-y look to it since the paint has lighter and darker streaks. It adds a lot of character to the piece. I absolutely love the paint! I would definitely recommend trying it out if you get the chance. The finish is amazing and and it sticks really well.
I like the color of this paint, but I want to try mixing in some of the federal blue milk paint I have and see what color I would get... and what finish. It might chip, or it might not. I might have to try that out!
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