The Dang Problem with Milk Paint

Powerful, safe and awesome paint stripper Citristrip®


I have found out that nothing is worse than trying to strip milk paint off furniture. Tried stripping off a piece of furniture covered in milk paint using a sander. I ended up nearly dying from being gagged by the powdery residue of milk paint, despite wearing a dust mask.


After Googling, I found out that milk paint does not respond to most strippers. Only special milk paint removers work on bloody milk paint and both products so far are only available in US. Dammit.


Yes I’m frustrated.

I got the milk paint off!

I got some Citristrip®, a citrus based stripper, which is quite dear. It’s a thick gel that would mean the paint would be coated in gel so the paint comes off in dirty, wet, gel strips with a stripping palette.

Turns out CitriStrip® was great! Just needs to be slathered on thick and left a while longer. Involves a lot more elbow grease than normal paint… but at least I didn’t spent all that $$ for nothing. The piece of furniture was got for nothing! More on that later!

I am now a fan of CitriStrip®

1 September 2007
6 September 2007



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    Another Shade of Grey

    4 September 2007

    I have never heard of milk paint so you’re one up on me. :)

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    Lara Berch Tutorials

    8 September 2007

    Hi. My name is Lara Berch. I have just launched a new website with step by step art tutorials. I was wondering if it’s possible to exchange links with you. http://www.laraberch.comThank you very much for your time.SincerelyLara

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    8 September 2007

    wow, just wondering how Bijou Kaleidoscope will add value to your site… Would love to hear from you more!


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