Re: Milk Paint
Throwing my 2 cents in here. Years and years ago, when my grandmother was alive and nearing middle age (which turned out to be about 70 for her) my uncle volunteered to repaint her barn that seemed to require a coat of paint every third or fourth year. He had just moved to Vermont and decided to scrape the old cedar siding down and paint it with old fashioned milk paint made near where he lived. We spent about a week scraping the old layers off. Latex over oil over who knows what. Then we painted. No primer. Just milk paint. My grandmother died in her mid '90's and the barn looked near as good as when my uncle finished it up. Now maybe it's because we scraped. Or maybe it was because we were darned good painters but I suspect that it had as much to do with the quality of that milk paint as anything else. Reading this thread gets me thinking that I'll try it sometime soon...maybe on my 200+ year old barn. I'm not a latex fan so I do a lot of oil base (which sadly, isn't what it used to be and that's when you can get it) but maybe it's time to go back to stuff that really worked. Again, just my 2 cents.
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