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GF Milk Paints are self-sealing so it is not necessary to use primer. You may use a stain-blocking primer if you need to seal knots, cover grain, paint light or white color on dark wood, or if you're painting a wood that is known to bleed, such as pine or oak.
You can use GF products over wall paint, but proceed with caution. Latex wall paints are engineered for a different purpose than wood finishes. Walls generally experience less wear and tear than horizontal surfaces, so they are manufactured without the resin systems that make furniture paint more durable.
Note: Latex wall paints must cure for 7-10 days before glaze or topcoat can be added.
We named our product Milk Paint with the intention of putting a clear, bright, contemporary spin on an old fashioned furniture paint tradition. With that said, GF's Milk Paint is not a true Milk Paint as it does not contain any milk powder. Our product is carefully engineered for durability and ease of application. It is a mineral based acrylic and comes pre-mixed rather than in a powder form. All you have to do is prep your piece, stir the can and get started!
Here are some other qualities that make our Milk Paint stand out:
ANSWER: Many mahogany pieces from the late 1920s to early 1930s have an aniline dye lacquer finish which can bleed through no matter how many times you paint or prime over it. Although ideal coverage over an aniline dye lacquer can never be guaranteed, the following two products have been known to minimize bleed through:
No, GF does not recommend using steel wool with water based finishes because the particles can become embedded and rust. Some alternatives that GF recommends are Klingspor's Synthetic Wool and Mirca Mirlon 1500 synthetic wool.