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How To Make Chalky Finish Paint With Baking Soda

3 Materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy

Chalky finished paint gives your surface an aged, matte look that is easily distressed. For me, this is one of my favorite types of paint that matches my home decor. However, chalk paint can get super pricy. I've got the perfect 3 ingredient hack for turning any house paint into chalk paint in 5 minutes!


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First thing first, you'll need baking soda. This recipe will make a little over 1 cup of paint. For a quart of paint, quadruple the amount, but remember that it dries out quickly.

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Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of latex paint. I used a sample size of pant from Home Depot for my desired color but if you have extra paint left over from painting a room or project you can use that!

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The last ingredient is 3 tbs of cold water.

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Mix your ingredient until they create a thin, non-grainy texture. This takes a bit of time to dissolve all the baking soda.

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And that's all it takes! This one cup of paint was more than enough to paint my end table and coffee table. After I was done I stored it in a tightly sealed mason jar. Let me know what you'll be painting with this chalk paint hack!

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Here is the finished product!

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  • Susan Grekso
    on Nov 15, 2018

    Could this be done on kitchen cabinets?

    • Kimberly Birch
      on Nov 24, 2018

      You certainly can use chalk paint on cabinets. All sorts of chalk painting groups on Facebook. A lot of people that have businesses doing everything from signs, to furniture, to cabinets. You haveve to seal them with a polycrylic, but it can be done.

  • Karrie Jo Simpson
    on Nov 16, 2018

    Did you wipe it down afterwards?

  • Mary
    on Nov 20, 2018

    Will this home made Milk Paint chip to give the Chippy Finish on your

    project?

    Mary

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  • JoAnn Montez
    on Nov 18, 2018

    Love it! Im all on it!

    Been waiting for my budget to allow me to start on our kitchen cabinets & we have a few cans of left over house paints .

    Ty

  • Diana
    on Nov 20, 2018

    Very soon. I am moving into a Farmhouse that I want to upgrade the cabinets without removing them. This will be part of the process.


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