Soldier Blue - FF
Farmhouse Finishes Soldier Blue at Rustic Tuesday
We would describe Soldier Blue as a muted dark denim color.
Our line of all-natural milk paint has been especially formulated for walls (but can definitely be used on more than just walls – its amazing on furniture too!). From previously painted surfaces to new wallboard with joint compound, Farmhouse Finishes Safe Paint is self-priming and provides a flat, consistent finish. Water resistant once cured. Mixes easily at high speeds with a portable kitchen mixer or drill paint paddle.
Farmhouse Finishes is a true milk paint which comes in a powder form. Our Milk Paint is environmentally safe and non-toxic. There is a slight milky odor when it is applied, but it is completely odorless when dry. Our milk paint is 100% VOC free and is made with all natural earthmaterials.
– To make the paint, you simply mix the powder with warm water. One sample will cover 12 sq ft, pint will cover 36 sq ft, quart will cover 72 sq ft and gallon will cover 288 sq ft. How far the paint goes will depend upon your painting technique, how thick/thin you mix the paint, how many coats you do and the contrast between the color your are painting compared to the piece your are painting.
– Because milk paint comes in a powder form, you can control how thick/thin you mix the paint. You can use it as you would regular paint, thinner for a wash/stain or thicker to create texture.
– Milk Paint can naturally chip or crackle when applied over some existing finishes. This can result in an authentic look reminiscent of a chippy/aged/timeworn piece of furniture.
– Milk Paint colors can be mixed together to achieve your own custom colors. You can also add white to lighten or black to darken. Remember to keep your ratios if you want to recreate the color!
– Milk Paint can be top coated with any available product on the market, although the most popular today is wax. To protect milk paint from water spots, it must be top coated.
– You can use the same techniques for distressing and glazing milk paint as you would any other paint. Don’t be afraid to experiment!