THIS SIMPLE, 3 INGREDIENT HOMEMADE CHALK PAINT RECIPE IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. IT’S EASY TO THROW TOGETHER, THE INGREDIENTS LAST FOREVER, AND THE RESULT IS AMAZING.
Hello! Today I am finally getting around to sharing my homemade chalk paint recipe with you guys!
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One of the things I’m asked about the most is chalk paint. I love it so much, but it can definitely be pricey depending on which brand you choose.
Personally, I love making my own! It’s so easy to make, and the ingredients last forever, so you can make it again and again and again!
Another reason why I love the homemade route is because you can turn virtually any color you want into chalk paint, rather than having to choose between the limited pre-made colors.
If you still aren’t sure what chalk paint is and why it’s so popular, here are some reasons why I love the stuff:
WHY I LOVE CHALK PAINT
- Chalk paint doesn’t require any sanding or priming.
- Chalk paint can be distressed easily if you like a shabby chic look.
- Chalk paint allows for many different appearances depending on how you seal it. Dark wax can create an aged look, white wax can soften and lighten a color, etc.
Now, let’s get to the main reason why you clicked on this post – the recipe for homemade chalkpaint!
HOMEMADE CHALK PAINT INGREDIENTS
2 TBS Plaster of Paris
1 TBS Water
1 Cup Latex Paint
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR HOMEMADE CHALK PAINT
DIRECTIONS FOR HOMEMADE CHALK PAINT
First, add 2 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris to your clear container. It’s important to use a clear container so that you can really see if everything was mixed and incorporated well.
Next, add 1 tablespoon of water to the Plaster of Paris and stir until it dissolves.
Finally, add 1 cup of latex paint and mix well.
That’s it!! Isn’t homemade chalk paint so easy? One of my favorite chalk painted pieces in our home is the changing table in the nursery.
My Mom found the changing table at a thrift store, but it was black and just too dark for the nursery.
Since the finish was so extremely shiny, I did decide to rough it up a bit with sandpaper just to be sure the paint truly adhered. I don’t normally do that, and chalk paint aficionados would probably shake their heads at me. I personally took the extra step because I knew this changing table would undergo a lot of wear and tear!
I chose “Sensible Hue” by Sherwin Williams (lightened by 50%) and followed this homemade chalk paint recipe. I just love the way it turned out!
In order to seal the changing table, I chose to use Polycrylic in satin and I simply brushed it on. I wanted a smooth, wipeable surface (being a changing table and all) and you can’t always achieve that with wax.
I mixed up the hardware to add some whimsy, and I just love how it turned out! What do you guys think?
Do you have any questions about chalk paint? Have you tried making your own? Let me know in the comments below!! 🙂