|BEFORE I Painted|
no Prep work- Look how shiny it is
I have had this coffee Table for years. It was a Craigslist find. I love the style and the brass claw feet but was tired of dark and glossy and scratched up finish on the table.
I loved working with this milk paint. This was an experiment. I first painted the whole table with the milk paint without any prep work. - no sanding - nothing. I did not think the paint would stick to the table's glossy surface. I did not mind if it peeled away in places- I was after the chippy look after all. After two coats, The top of the table looked great - peeling and chipping in a few places. But the sides were a disaster, the paint just fell off the entire edge of the table. I read that you can add a MMS product- bonding agent- to the paint to get the paint to adhere better. I did not have any on hand, so I just sanded down the edges and the rest of the table. I ran my Vacuum over the table and then applied another coat on the entire table and one more on the edges of the table . I used a putty knife and some sand paper and roughed up the table a bit. I loved this part!! You never know where the paint is going to peel. This paint give a piece so much Character! Next, I used a Minwax Clear finishing paste to seal the table. It worked great but it was very hard and thick and strong smelling. - But that is what I had to work with. I finished the table by applying Miss Mustard Seed' s Antiquing wax to give it a more aged look.