Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Photo of the finished drop-leaf table

     As promised this is the completed table.... as soon as I stop messing around with the finish...really!!  I mean there is more milk clabbering on the counter top calling me to another project!

   All in all I'm pretty happy with the table.  There are a couple of things I want to change in my approach.  One is to crush or sift (or both) the S-lime while it is still dry and then slag it with water to a paste.  I also want to grind the pigments together prior to mixing.  When it came down to getting that last smooth finish, there was a bit too much grit for my liking.  There is some chipping, which is one of the properties of Milk Paint,

    The final finish is a polyurethane because I want to use it for decorating on the front porch and I suspect it will get some hard use.

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