Wearing latex or rubber gloves covered with socks, apply wax. Use a paint brush for tight spots. Rub off excess wax immediately with a long plastic-bristled scrub brush.
Any wooden item, new or old
Paint stripper, if necessary
Large recycled plastic container, such as an empty iced tea or lemonade jug
Howard Feed-N-Wax furniture wax
Minwax in Dark Walnut
Latex or Rubber Gloves
Long plastic-bristled scrub brush
Give any piece of furniture a beautiful Gustavian finish with this milk painting technique from Jeffree Turney of Lone Ranger Antiques.
Tips: Use a fork to continually stir paint and keep it evenly mixed. Don't let milk paint drip on itself (don't hold paint container over painted surface). Paint fast -- especially in dry, warm weather.
Resources: Genuine old-fashioned homemade milk paint is available from milkpaint.com. Howard Feed-N-Wax is available on Amazon. All other tools and materials are available from The Home Depot.