Can you use milk paint on kitchen cabinets?
Also, is milk paint or chalk paint better for kitchen cabinets?
But when it comes down to it, milk paint is significantly cheaper than chalk paint, it's easier to create distressed and unique finishes, and it provides a more durable finish. Milk paint, on the other hand, benefits from a top coat of wax or oil, but it's still incredibly durable without it.
Just so, how do you seal milk paint on kitchen cabinets?
Using Furniture Wax to seal your milk paint works really well. I find it's easiest to brush it on using a good wax brush, then just wipe off any excess using a lint-free rag. The wax works by soaking down into the pores of the milk paint, then hardening over time, which creates what's called a soft finish.
For cabinet interiors, apply the paint with a smooth-surface mini roller, which leaves a slight orange-peel texture. Sand all surfaces with 280-grit paper, then vacuum and clean with tack cloth. For the last coat, break out a new brush. When the final coat is dry, replace the shelf hangers.