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Sweet Pickins Milk Paint has come to Australia

It is here!! Sweet Pickins Milk Paint has finally hit Australian shores and we are both thrilled and super proud to be the very first stockist of this wonderful product here in Ballarat, Victoria – Australia ..

sweet pickins milk paint

I was literally jumping for joy when my very first shipment of these wonderful products arrive and I wasted no time in tearing open the boxes and pulling all my stock out. I am just loving the gorgeous labels, they are so colourful and happy.

Sweet Pickins Milk Paint currently comes in 26 colours, 6 of which are new release colours. Currently we only have half the colour range in stock but will definitely have the full range over the coming months.

This is the colour chart..

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And these are the newly released colours …

tickled pink

sweety jane moody blue love bug pantry door galvanised

I absolutely adore the colour range (Sausha from Sweet Pickins does a fantastic job photographing the products and colours as you can see above) it has great variety and the names of the colours are just the cutest 😀

If you are unfamiliar with milk paint here is a bit of a low down from Sweet Pickins website on what its all about:

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What is milk paint anyways?

– Basically, milk paint is made up of milk protein, lime and then natural pigments from the earth to color the paint.  True milk paint comes in a powder form and must be mixed with water.  There are a lot of imitations out there.

– Milk Paint is 100% VOC free and is truly a green paint.  It can be used on anything from walls to furniture, metal, glass, concrete, masonry and bare wood.

The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co has been producing and selling milk paint since 1974 and is the oldest manufacturer of true milk paint.   The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co will be the manufacturer of Sweet Pickins Milk Paint!

Getting started – Prep

Honestly, the thing that i love the most about Milk Paint is that there is very little if any prep.  This is a huge change from  using latex or lacquer that i normally spray.  Although, every piece is different so sometimes i do a little prep before hand (like when i am painting something super shiny), but for the most part i skip this time consuming step.  The best way to learn is trial and error and you will have to learn what works for you as well as what does and doesnt work on the pieces that you are about to paint.

The hardest thing that some people have with milk paint is that it almost never paints the same on one piece as it does on another.  Milk Paint is VERY unpredictable and will not turn out the same on every product.  You have to experiment, you cant be afraid to mess up. ”

To read more about using Sweet Pickins Sausha has written a series of Milk Paint 101 articles which I have listed below so feel free to browse the links 🙂

MILK PAINT 101 – PART ONE

MILK PAINT 101 – PART TWO

MILK PAINT 101 – PART THREE

WHEN, HOW & WHY ADD EXTRA BOND

SHAKEN OR STIRRED? MIXING MILK PAINT

I am so excited to start painting with these gorgeous colours and in the new year will be running workshops with them so keep your eye out for those.

Untill then however the paints are for sale online here through my shop tab / menu, you can fill out the order form and I will get back to you to with shipping costs and to arrange payment. If you would like to buy the paints in person then feel free to pop into our shop stall inside the Ballarat Mill Market. I will be adding the Sweet Pickins Stock to my shop very soon.

Untill next time, happy painting!!

Adriana X

3 replies »

    • Hi Wendy. The milk paint can prices etc can be viewed under our “shop-paint” section from the menu. You can order by filling out and submitting the order form at the bottom of that page. If you have any more questions let me know 🙂

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