How long does General Finishes milk paint last?

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Forum topic by torea posted 09-26-2017 05:18 AM 1036 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2017 05:18 AM

Hey all!

I’m working on my first project that will be finished with paint. I’m thinking of using milk paint, since I’ve read that it weathers well and looks good over time. I don’t need much for this project, but may have another project in a few months for it.

Will the General Finishes milk paint stay good in the can for some time? Or will I only be able to use it for a few weeks after opening the can?

Thanks for the help!

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#1 posted 09-26-2017 12:57 PM

Yes, It keeps well if you put the lid on tight.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 09-27-2017 04:33 PM

Same as any other acrylic paint if you seal up the can or decant into smaller containers to reduce headspace.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#3 posted 09-27-2017 05:17 PM

Since GF milk paint isn’t really milk paint, it doesn’t go bad as quickly.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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