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Milk Paint Finish Dining Room Hutch

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Highland Blue Hutch After
  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 1 hour

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Hutch
    • Gloves
    • Paint tray
    • Drop Cloth
    • Painter's Tape
    • High quality synthetic paint brush

Give your dining room a little more storage and a lot of vintage appeal. Rust-Oleum Milk Paint Finish offers a matte finish with a lightly textured, brushed look to any piece. Apply long-lasting durability that won't chip away after years of use. 

Step 1: Open the can and stir the paint to ensure even pigment. Pour into a paint tray.

Step 2: Using painter's tape, cover any areas you don't want to paint. 

Step 3: Over a drop cloth, apply a light coat of Highland Blue to your surface with a high-quality synthetic paint brush in a “V” pattern to achieve a washed look.

Step 4:  Apply multiple coats to achieve desired coverage. Paint will have subtle texture.

Step 5: Finish may be re-coated after 30 minutes. Using a dry brush technique, add hints of Navy Milk Paint Finish to the allover finish of the hutch to give it a little depth. Dab the tip of the brush in the paint.  Wipe any excess off with a paper towel or rag.  Apply by using quick, light brush strokes.

Step 6: Allow all paint to dry for approximately 1 hour. 

TIP: Allow more time to dry at cooler temperatures.