Milk Paint - Lamp Black

General Finishes Milk Paint, Quart, Lamp Black

General Finishes Milk Paint is a premium interior/exterior mineral based paint named for its low-luster sheen, which mimics the look of old-world furniture paint. It is not a powdered, casein-based milk paint, but a premixed modern version that is so durable it does not require a topcoat unless you want to increase the sheen.

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"Antique Oak Harlequin table. My initial plan for this OLD piece was to strip down and do a natural paint wash. Unfortunately years of being used as a plant stand took its toll. If you don't know... water causes black staining to oak. Because of the grain it's impossible to reverse. So... Plan B. It had to be unique and a little piece of art. Now finished in General Finishes Linen and Lamp Black Milk Paint. I've given a time worn Harlequin pattern to the top and an antique wash to give a...
"Bedside chests refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Updated the top drawers by adding wood and staining in mocha. Sealed in a satin finish." - Elm Street Designs    
"Want to know why this table is so unique? The top of this table came from antique floorboards in a house that was repurposed. Such a cool feature and this piece is another example of restoring furniture back to its original finish. I stripped the top and used a mix of stains to color match, and then painted the bottom in General Finishes Lamp Black. Everything was sealed for protection." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Solid wood 5 drawer Bassett brand chest of drawers. Freshly updated and revived this beautiful piece is ready for a new home.The top was sanded and freshly stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by their High Performance Topcoat. For the body I used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. I left the hardware original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing    
Nothing is ever simple... I've spent a week working on the 100+ year old white Italian marble. Although still a faint shadow...a million times improvement. These pieces have had a life, a journey and sometimes there's a "hiccup" along the way. The mark was left from the original wood top piece that sat on the marble for years. (It was NOT an attractive top piece and the mirror was too far gone to save BUT those items are safely stored to be reincarnated at a future time) What I...
"Antique Black & Aged Brass Buffet/Bar  Eight drawers transformed into the appearance of 12. Over 110 feet of custom trim, custom top, and hand patina aged brass shelving and hardware. Custom built 2" thick shelves fully face trimmed. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black with aging wash. Flat finish sealer." - Raised Expectations    
Top stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel stain and the body in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint     
"This lovely little piece was in great shape when I got it. But of course it needed to be given a fresh new life. I decided to paint the shell in the always gorgeous and sleek GF Lamp Black. I also distressed the edges to show off some of the gorgeous natural wood underneath. For the top and drawers I sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by their High Performance Topcoat." - Ray's Refurbishing    
"Step back in time with our stunning Antique American Empire Mahogany Chest of Drawers! Meticulously refinished in Lamp Black by General Finishes, distressed edges for that coveted worn-out charm, this piece exudes timeless elegance." - The Picket Fence    
"I love myself a bench... This one was created using an antique iron headboard and chair arms. Finished in General Finishes timeless Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Raised Expectations    
"This early American farmhouse step back hutch is arriving this Saturday. She is a stunner. I used classic General Finishes Lamp Black and walnut stain. All hardware is updated. These pieces are becoming harder and harder to find. Black is so timeless. If you are in the market you will not find better quality than this." - Prim Rose Primitives    
"Beautiful pair of vintage, Duncan Phyfe style nightstands. These were made by cutting apart a vanity. Updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. They were sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The original Hepplewhite style pulls were left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
Large buffet made by Mount Airy Furniture Company of North Carolina. This high end piece is made of solid mahogany. The drawers slide perfectly. The doors open onto a large space that runs the width of the buffet. (No shelves) The drawers are dovetailed and the drawer boxes are all wood. It is a very well made piece of furniture. The finish was updated using...
"Sanded and stained the top in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain which also meant it would need a coat of High Performance Topcoat for protection and durability. For the body she chose GFs never fails to be stunning Lamp Black. I followed that up with a light waxing and buffing. The hardware is original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing    
A lovely pair of nightstands by American of Martinsville. This set likely dates to the 80’s (scary that that’s vintage now, isn’t it?!?). They are fairly large and very sturdy, with an open shelf area and a single drawer that has dovetail joinery at the backs. They are a mix of wood and engineered materials. This pair was given a refresh using...
"When in doubt, paint it black, you will never be let down! This desk looks so incredibly chic now!  Naomi used this desk to do her homework when she was still in school and wanted a refresh to it to use it in her home now. Started out with a good sanding and cleaning, patched a few scratches and holes and we had to add an inch of wood to the middle two legs to even them out with the others. no idea why they were shorter. Then we primed and painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained...
70’s vintage, solid pine buffet. This sturdy piece has 3 dovetailed drawers and 3 doors which open to a large open space (no dividers or shelves) Everything works as it should. The buffet was updated from a dated finish using...
"Set of 2 Side Tables/Nightstands. Solid Maple, done in General Finishes Lamp Black with bleached wood tops." - JB Vintage Design    
Black Sideboard. Refinished in Lamp Black Milk Paint by...

I know it’s a bold statement, but I think this might be one of my favorite furniture flips ever! It is definitely a cool piece to start with, but was missing shelves and a drawer. I made new shelves, replaced the drawer front (faux drawer now) painted everything in...

A sleek buffet refinished with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Ge Stain.

"Isn’t this a cool piece?!? I saw this at a antique store…It was stained bright red with a weird leaf connected to the top but I liked the simple primitive style it had so we started be removing the weird leaf then stripped it down as close as I could to the bare wood…I painted it in General Finishes Lamp Black then gave it a cool ombré effect with the distressing. We also wanted to add a little height so I added a set of metal legs which also added a nice modern touch!" - NB.Restorations by...
"✨Stunning French Provincial triple-sized dresser! ✨ Impeccably refinished in Lamp Black by General Finishes Milk Paint, with gold-painted original hardware for a touch of elegance. The top boasts an extra layer of oil-based polyurethane, ensuring an ultra-hard finish for lasting protection." The Picket Fence    

"I used a symphony of colors on here. The main color is Lamp Black by General Finishes. I used the rest of the colors for blendinding and texture. They include: Antique Black, Copperhead, Tobacco, Mesa and Maduro. The front panels have a decoupaged front using Wood Crate Trolley paper by Roycycled Treasures. Everything was blended and distressed and sealed using a dead flat wax finish varnish by Polyvine Ltd. New legs, new bail pull handles and freshly reupholstered top finish the look." -...

"Took this kitchen from honey oak to something a bit more modern and elegant using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint, with High Performance Topcoat in a Flat." - Goodwillhunting Lawson

"The Hoff - Whether he’s out fighting crime in LA or running in slow motion on the beaches of Malibu, The Hoff is a classic, timeless piece that will spruce up your home. He has been transformed from head to toe with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with champagne toned hardware. The hexagon pattern are wood tiles, stained, sealed and grouted to make them completely durable. Don’t hassel The Hoff and get this stunner before him and KITT drive off and head for the hills on another crime...
OHHHH THIS PIECE!! First and foremost…it is GINORMOUS!! Second of all it’s OLD. It is primitive and has loads of character!! I can only imagine the stories that it could tell! I wanted to retain a lot of its original character and keep it somewhat primitive. I wanted this piece to look old but still fit into a modern home. Black never fails. Black suits this cupboard, don’t you agree? The piece had seen some better days but it is solid oak and honestly, they don’t build pieces like...
"The dated maple finish was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black and was sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat." - Garage 9    
"Nesting tables are practical and stylish, and this set is no exception! My client needed end tables for her living room, found this set and then brought them to me to have them refinished. After prepping and priming, I sprayed General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint, which is a true black color. I then sealed the paint by spraying GF High Performance Topcoat." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Antique solid wood display cabinet/hutch all dressed up in black and ready for a new home. When I got this piece it was definitely in great shape. But with a little elbow grease and some stunning General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint it now looks like new!" - Ray's Refurbishing    
"A true statement piece for the home. A full refinish in General Finishes Lamp Black. All 7 drawers have custom hand created raised floral finish. This finish is NOT wallpaper, glued on appliqués etc. New vintage inspired caster wheels added. Custom Designed knobs created in house to compliment the floral pattern." - Raised Expectations    
"Introducing our stunning antique corner cabinet. It was meticulously refinished in elegant Lamp Black with a refined interior in Perfect Gray, products by General Finishes. Admire the intricate fret wood work on the top cabinet door!  This exquisite piece features two shelves in the top compartment and one in the bottom, offering both beauty and functionality." - The Picket Fence    
"Great, vintage hutch by Drexel. This mahogany piece likely dates to the 40’s or 50’s. Refreshed using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, and was lightly distressed. The interior is in nice shape and was left as is. The hardware was spray painted with oil rubbed bronze." - Garage 9 v2    
"This piece is solid wood and is in excellent condition. It was refreshed by painting the base with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. The top was given a wood-look finish using General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut. It was sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat." - Garage 9 v2    
"It’s sooo rare to find a set of vintage bachelor chest so I knew when I saw these I had to grab them! I love the simple timeless design and original hardware! My original plan for these was to strip it down and give them a light natural look but I decided that black would be the best choice for a classy timeless look! I painted them in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained the top in GF Provincial Water Based Stain then sealed in matte top coat." - NB.Restorations    
"This buffet is stunning in Lamp Black by General Finishes. It looks so much more modern and updated and is perfect for my client’s new home. The hardware is original, just gave it a good cleaning and used a tiny amount of Rub N Buff in some spots." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"MCM dresser refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. The rest was stripped, sanded and oiled to show off the gorgeous walnut. Original pulls were given a good scrub but some patina left intact." - Elm Street Designs    
"Custom raised finish antique chest from its original bright orange finish to a stunning statement piece for the home. This quality solid wood vintage piece has been redesigned in timeless General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and given a hand applied raised floral finish on all drawer faces. The look was kept simple with custom designed made in house black drawer pulls. The look is simple and elegant without being overly formal." - Raised Expectations    
"This solid wood mahogany console table has lovely details that are accentuated with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The top has been refinished with a blend of antique walnut and grey stains to tone down the red of the mahogany wood but highlight the wood grain. The table and chair are not an original set but the antique chair refinished with the same black paint is a great complement if wanting to use the table as a desk. The chair's rattan back is original and the seat has been...
"We gave this vintage nightstand a fresh modern look by removing the original wood base and painting the piece in General Finishes Lamp Black then sealed with matte top coat. We also added some metal legs to add height and add to the modern look." - NB.Restorations by Nathan Bridges    
"General Finishes Milk Paint in a custom mix of Lamp Black and Coastal Blue for the denim look. Lilly Moon Rattan was used as a wash for the bases." - Michelle of Paint Shop Road Refinishing in Phoenixville, PA    
"Rustic Black Buffet. Designed to work with multiple decor styles... boho, rustic, farmhouse, eclectic, etc. The original base was removed and modified for the addition of turned wooden legs with aged brass caster wheels. Each door face has been custom miter trimmed out with thin beaded molding to add dimension. Custom bleached wood top built and added. Custom designed/hand created wooden pulls tie beautifully into the top. Fully finished inside and out in classic General Finishes Lamp Black...
"Refinished in a worn black finish using General Finishes Lamp black. Top was stripped, sanded and stained in true black. New feet and snazzy new brushed gold hardware." - Elm Street Designs    
"Antique Spencer and Barnes gentleman’s Dresser. This piece was in fantastic shape for a piece as old as it is. But it definitely needed a fresh update. I sanded the top and drawers down to the original wood, and gave it all a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. For the body/shell I chose to paint it in GF Lamp Black for a nice classy and classic look. I distressed the piece just a little to let some of the beautiful oak wood show." - Ray's Refurbishing    
"Kitchen island complete. Includes a trash slide, beverage fridge and tons of storage. Paint: General Finishes Lamp Black Granite top by Stone Creations " - Cozy Home Furnishing Co.    
"This Bassett piece is solid and sturdy! Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and slightly distressed. Swapped out the base trim for new feet." - Elm Street Designs    
"I call this “where the wild things are”. A super cute, sturdy, one drawer table done in black and white. I went with the Japanese philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the beauty & history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Painted in in Lamp Black by General Finishes, heavily distressed and then a transfer by Re·design with Prima called Abstract Jungle. Everything was sealed in a Matte finish Polycrylic by Minwax." - REmade    
"Gorgeous black on black Stoneleigh solid mahogany wood classic traditional sideboard with cross banding, original oval brass drop pull handles. The sideboard with tapered legs and brass capped feet. This was refinished in Lamp Black General Finishes Milk Paint." - The Picket Fence    
"Old, handmade & solid oak … one of my favorite combos to refinish and bring back to life. Pieces like this aren’t perfect, they have character and flaws. Joints aren’t perfectly square. It’s a delicate balance of bringing it up to date yet keeping the awesome character. Top sanded and stained in dark walnut. Body refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Oil rubbed bronze hardware and black metal feet added." - Elm Street Designs    
"Three Drawer Card Catalog Chest. A full redesign. Solid knotty pine reimagined into a faux 12 drawer card catalog inspired style. It's new base and legs give this piece stature and style. It's 3 drawers were all hand trimmed out to appear as 12. 24 pieces of all black hardware keep the look simple. The yellow pine top was stripped, sanded and then bleached multiple times to remove the gold tones and stay on trend with a natural wood finish. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint...