General Finishes Milk Paint is a premium acrylic, water-based paint named for is low-luster sheen, which mimics the look of old-world furniture paint.
General Finishes Milk Paints are formulated with zero-VOC colorants and pre-mixed for your convenience. They can be used on interior or exterior projects without a topcoat and are ideal for furniture and cabinets.
Milk Paint is perfect for the DIY or professional customer wanting a durable, low‐sheen paint that can be distressed and glazed. For added durability, use one of General Finishes’ water‐based topcoats.
946 ml (1 quart) and 3.78 L (1 gallon) can be ordered with custom colors, we can reproduce most colors of Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin William®, Sico®, Para Paint®, Dulux®, Beauti-Tone®, California Paints®, Ral Design®. However please note that colors of the Benjamin Moore CC series (Canadian Colours) can no longer be replicated through our coloring system.
Custom colors are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Always ensure the surface is clean of contaminants and dust. Sanding any surface too smoothly can reduce adhesion and create application issues like orange peel.
Sand with up to 220 grit.
Clean using 50/50 mix of denatured alcohol and water with maroon non‐woven pad. Sand with fine (220‐320) foam sanding pad or maroon non‐woven pad. A bonding primer may be necessary to ensure adhesion on highly‐worn surfaces.
Can be used with proper priming. Always test first. Sanding Between Coats: Using fine (220‐320) foam sanding pad or gray non‐woven pad.
Can be used without a primer. For white and other light colors, GF Stain Blocker is recommended. For high‐use surfaces, up to 3 coats of a GF topcoat is recommended.
100-125 sq ft / L (500 sq ft / gal.)
< 50 g / L
30% ‐ 47% (varies by color)
Interior or exterior cabinets, trim, doors, and furniture. Use over raw wood or previously finished surfaces
· Aug 9, 2021
General Finishes Gel stain for bannister and posts, General Finishes Milk paint for spindles. Painted 76 spindles in total, using BIN Shellac primer first, then 3 coats of Milk paint and 3 coats of GF High Performance top coat in flat.
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