Because milk paint comes in a powder form, you can control how thick/thin you mix the paint. You can use it as you would regular paint, thinner for a wash/stain or thicker to create texture.
Farmhouse Finishes milk paint, especially formulated for walls, can be used for many other surfaces as well (both porous and non-porous) including furniture, woodwork and metal. From previously painted surfaces to new wallboard with joint compound, Farmhouse Finishes is self-priming and provides a flat, consistent finish. Water resistant once cured. Mixes easily at high speeds with a portable kitchen mixer or drill paint paddle.
We would describe Federal Blue as a brighter, cobalt blue.