Milk Paint Project

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by joshbot, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. DrASATele

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    Sandia Man - that's pretty sweet!
     
  2. joshbot

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    Hey again,
    Sorry i haven't updated.. work has been a bear.

    @Sandia, that tele looks great!

    I finished with the electronics (Curtis Novak Single Coils... He made em and shipped within a few days, and they sound fantastic... the guy is a genius) and put everything together with no issues.
    I have zero complaints, it looks and plays great. The only negative is that i accidentally let a drop of solder hit and solidify on the back of body, so now i have a dime sized "relic" spot, where i removed the solder and burnt the finish a tiny bit.
    It should be easy to touch-up both the paint and the satin top coat, though.. but I spend all free time playing it!

    I'll post a final pic and some sounds tonight.
    but if you are into a non-traditional finish (especially a flatish one), I'd give it a go, Oldboy. The finish feels durable and tough, but not stifling like the muzzle of epoxy/gloss you find on most mim's
     
  3. Oldboy

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    Ive got the body pretty much ready to go now, just waiting for some 320 grit to arrive to give it a final smooth down and I'm good to go, just need to pick the colour really, not in a huge rush cos I dont want to mess things up
     
  4. joshbot

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    Heres a clip of my knee and me doing a few sound tests/ bladerunner tremolo tests basically to demonstrate Novak pickups and crazy usability of the bladerunner.

    Its streaming off my dropbox
    http://tinyurl.com/new7oqo
     
  5. Sandia Man

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    Looks great, soft and satiny. Sounds great too

    Joshbot, did you have any issue with the milk paint coming up a bit with the first pass of tru oil? Or does that stuff stay put?
    Even with a cream wax the chalk paint wants to behave like chalk, I was picking up color on the rag with the first coat of oil

    I need to post close ups of the blue tele finish, it's not particularly "good", it is uneven and streaky. Your milk paint finish looks smoother but retains that satin quality, I like it very much
     
  6. Oldboy

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    I started the painting with the chalk paint on Saturday but got waylaid and havent finished yet, I applied it with a rag to really get it into the pores and rubbed the first coat back with 120 grit which was a bit too strong tbh, I'll be getting it finished this week and leaving it a couple weeks to cure before applying the beeswax, fingers crossed.
     
  7. joshbot

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    @ Sandia
    I only used tru oil on the neck, but i did paint the headstock with GF Milk Paint.
    I finished the body with GF High Performance Satin, also wiped on.

    I can't comment on how real milk paint behaves, but the General Finishes version has no powdery quality, like you would expect from chalk. Its more of a hard, non-rubbery enamel, which i think would chip easily if not covered with nitro or poly-u.

    Since i brushed on / wiped on, all coats of the finish, there is a slight brushed-on texture to the finish under close inspection. But light sanding between clear coats and a bit of high grit sanding removes most of it.

    This is definitely not the type of finish for a glassy look..

    @ Oldboy
    I'm not sure about chalk paint, but i did scuff sand the milk paint between coats with a 320 or 400 3m synthetic wool (like scotchbrite pads)
    Honestly, the only thing i used actual sand paper for was sanding back raised grain during prep after hitting the wood with water or denatured alc.
    Hope that helps =)
    God Speed!
     
  8. Oldboy

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    Yeah I need to get a couple of hours of preferably dry weather so I can get outside and paint it and rub it back to the desired effect, the paint seems quite tough, tougher than I though it was but we'll see how it looks when I'm finished, I can always start again
     
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