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Milk Paint - Water Based - Lamp Black - Quart

Item 825762
Model B174-L Quart


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  • General Finishes® Milk Paint is a highly versatile, durable water-based acrylic paint that is easy to apply and simple to repair. Its innovative formulation has excellent flow and leveling properties and provides superior adhesion to raw or pre-finished wood and fiberglass. Milk Paint...


    General Finishes® Milk Paint is a highly versatile, durable water-based acrylic paint that is easy to apply and simple to repair. Its innovative formulation has excellent flow and leveling properties and provides superior adhesion to raw or pre-finished wood and fiberglass. Milk Paint has an almost limitless array of color and finish possibilities. Mix colors or use in conjunction with General Finishes water-based Glazes and Wood Stains to create popular decorative finishes and effects such as distressing, antiquing, faux marble, rag rolling and color washing on just about any surface.


    • Fast dry, water clean-up, low odor
    • Made with renewable resources
    • Easy to apply and durable
    • Low luster sheen


    • Color: Lamp Black
    • Size: Quart
    • Type: Water-based acrylic paint
    • Interior/Exterior Use: Rated for interior and exterior use
    • Coats: 2-3
    • Applications: Furniture, millwork, cabinetry
    • Application Method: Brush, roll, spray
    • VOC: <50 g/L
    • Dry Time (@70° F and 50% Humidity): 1-2 hours

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    Introducing General Finishes 2014 color palette for Milk Paint, adding 14 new colors to the premixed line it calls “furniture paint with soul.”  The popular high-tech

    acrylic furniture and project finish can be mixed, lightened, distressed, glazed, layered for different colors and antiqued.  It’s perfect for unfinished furniture, upcycling or
    repurposing furniture.  Available in 28 mixable colors.
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    Woodcraft invites the Parkersburg, WV area residents to a free Upcycling Event at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m.  Mixed media artist Leslie Yoak from St. Marys will “upcycle” and repurpose ReStore items to improve their look and value.  What’s the difference between upcycle and repurpose?  Upcycling is taking something old or outdated and giving it a fresh modern new look.  Repurposing is giving new life to an item by changing it into something entirely useful than what is used to be.  For example, the item on the left below is an end table from the 80′s, upcycled with General Finishes products from Woodcraft, giving it a new flair with a distressed look to match the rooms decor.  Photo right shows an old bathroom light box fixture, repurposed or transformed into a rack for hanging anything from jewelry and belts to other creative items for remodeling any room.

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    Woodcraft blogger and upcycler Lori Haught shares her Top 15 paint colors for updating furniture. See if your favorites made the list. 

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    An old desk becomes part of a glamorous dressing room as a makeup vanity in this furniture makeover. 

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    If you are making Valentine’s gifts this year for your sweetheart, let Woodcraft point you in the right direction with some colorful choices for the season that they’re sure to love.

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    Woodcraft is one of several retail sponsors for the General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge that began July 18 and will continue through August 7. Contest categories offer a wide range of opportunities to win. Find out more!

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    For the second year in a row, local “makers” had the opportunity to use their creativity for a good cause – the Mid-Ohio Valley Habitat for Humanity. The ReStore ReDesign Contest encouraged entrants to upcycle furniture pieces for the chance to win more than $700 in prizes and have their project move on to the annual fundraising event, Destination Design.

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    Eric Gorges, host of A Craftsman's Legacy, wanted to build something that would eventually become a family heirloom. He decided on a growth chart for his daughter using Birdseye Maple and Brass.

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    Even mismatched furniture pieces can be used together when you have a cohesive color scheme to tie them together. That’s exactly what we did for this beautiful new boutique. Sometimes all it takes is a little paint and some imagination! 

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    Furniture painting is anything but boring when you use unique combinations of colors. Blending two or more colors on the same piece can be stunning. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you inspired, including 12 winning color combos. 

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    The American Woodshop co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips have dreamed for years of creating the ultimate building on a budget. Last year, they got their chance. With the help of some friends, a good ol’-fashioned barn raising took place near the couple’s Piqua, Ohio, home, and Suzy’s “She-Barn” became a reality. Part of the barn build was featured on Season 27 of the couple’s educational woodworking television show, which airs nationwide on public television.

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    4.6 out of 5 stars
    5 Reviews
    1. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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      "Not a True Milk Paint"

      I bought a pint of GF Lamp Black Milk Paint, which is a convenient product since it's pre-mixed. However, I found that it doesn't level-out or sand as nicely as the powdered products I've used and like very much. The GF website says that it is "not a true milk paint" but, really, it's not even close. Milk paint ingredients are; natural pigment, casein from milk and lime. The GF product ingredients are water, Acrylic Resin, Glycol Ethers and Tributoxyethyl Phosphate. Why not be honest and say it is acrylic paint with a look similar to that of milk paint?

    2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      LOVE this paint!

      I have used this paint for several different projects and absolutely love how it looks. The Lamp Black paint is a beautiful color that gives off a slight blue glow when sealed with a satin poly. Highly recommend this paint.

    3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      I am going to order more of this product

      I am using the paint for painting furniture and other wood pieces. Love the "shade" of black, and it looks great on the pieces I have painted. Will be back to get more colors in the very near future. Your quick response to my order was very much appreciated.

    4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Great product!

      Highly recommend this paint and Woodcraft. Top of the line service!!

    5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Great product

      I used this paint as the main color to redo two old nightstands. I used about three coats for the coverage I wanted and then sanded the bottom colors through to distress. I was very pleased with the final product and will use this paint again. This was the first time I have used milk paint.

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