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These are two totally different kinds of paint. Both have advantages and disadvantages and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the similarities and differences…milk paint comes in powdered form and needs to be mixed with water. Chalk-type paints are sold in a tradition liquid quart.
Milk paint has great adhesion on raw wood that will never chip/peel or fade. Add the bonding agent to milk paint for use on previously finished surfaces to improve adhesion. A quick sand to scuff up the surface will also help the paint adhere. Chalk-type paints have great adhesion on most any surface without the addition of a bonding agent.
Milk paint will show wood grain in most cases and can be used as a stain. Chalk-type paints are thicker and cover wood grain in most cases.
Milk paint can be distressed and/or crackled and will resist some finishes giving an authentic chippy, aged look. Chalk-type paints can be distressed and crackled, but will not chip.
Milk paint is made from just five simple ingredients, contains no vocs, is completely biodegradable, and non-toxic.