Brand name chalk paints come with an expensive price tag, in the range of, $30 – $40 a quart. To save on cost, we’ve decided to find a recipe which would bring us the results of a brand name chalk paint but for much less.
There are several ways to make your own chalk paint; some methods use Baking Soda, Un-sanded Grout, Plaster of Paris and Calcium Carbonate. In our project, we chose to use Plaster of Paris to reclaim this side of the road find, into a usable furniture piece. Recipe and instructions are below:
Chalk Paint Recipe:
- 2 cups latex paint
- 4 tbl Plaster of Paris (under $10 for a large box, which will last awhile)
- 2 tbl water
Mix well and paint. Distress areas you’d like the original finish to come through by sanding. The application is smooth like a brand name chalk paint. -Enjoy!