I love lots of things about the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line…grain sack…antiquing wax…kitchen scale…typewriter…white wax…but the favorite of my favorites is hemp oil. We call it magic in a bottle because of what it does for wood, and as a finish for milk paint, and cast iron and my cuticles!
According to Miss Mustard Seed, this solvent-free oil finish provides a protective, water-resistant surface. Use on new wood that is bare, stained/milk-painted, or to revive old wood finishes. It penetrates to protect from the inside out. Does not leave a surface film that will chip or scratch. This food-safe oil finish is perfect for use in the kitchen on wood or stone. Used outside, it can restore the luster of old oil-based paint or revitalize surfaces such as cast iron. Test on an inconspicuous spot prior to using on an entire piece.
I had these gorgeous table legs lying around and thought they we would be a great way to show the magic!
Applying hemp oil with a brush is great for pieces, like these, with lots of nooks and crannies (look at that sparkle already!)
After a few hours, just wipe away the excess and voila!
You’ll notice we put our hemp oil in a spray bottle…that’s for what we are going to do next! (See hemp oil: part deux)