The Raw Timber Conundrum
Let's begin with raw timber surfaces. When you're dealing with a beautiful, untouched piece of wood, using a primer or prep coat comes down to a few things.
Raw timber tends to have a porous surface that can absorb paint unevenly, leading to a blotchy finish. By applying a primer like Vintage Bird Multi-tasking Prep Coat, you create a smooth, uniform base that helps the paint adhere better and ensures a flawless, professional-looking result.
You may also find you will need to use more paint on raw timber surfaces, and again, priming first will help. It's recommended if you want a smooth, streak free finish.
Milk Paint, on the other hand, or our Furniture Paint used as a stain or wash, doesn't need to be primed first. Milk Paint loves raw timber, and will sink into the surface like a stain, bonding with the surface. It will create a different once dry to our mineral Furniture Paint on raw timber.