Asked on Oct 4, 2017

Chalk Paint Ingredients

CharlotteAnn Cherkas HalsteadElizabeth Michels Pinizzotto


I have seen more than a dozen ways of making chalk paint and I have probably asked more than a dozen questions about making chalk paint. There are so many ways of making chalk paint and so many different ingredients that I do not understand what is what. For example, one says to use wall paint, one says to use any water based paint, another says to use latex paint. Then as far as the wax is concerned very few mention the wax. Then some mention spray wax, the roll on wax, then clear was mentioned, then dark wax. I am so confused that my 76 year old brain cannot "figure" all of this out. Would someone be kind enough to help me. I am new to all of this and really would like to use chalk paint and redo some rooms in my house. Also what and how is unicorn spit? Thank you so very much and pray that I did not confuse anyone that answers.

3 answers
  • Unicorn Spit is colored wood stain. Instead of making chalk paint, buy some small samples at a craft store and see what they look like when you paint with them. Test it out/ Waxing is a way to protect the surface if it is going to get a lot of use (like a table top). Annie Sloan is a very popular pre-made chalk paint that has it's own wax line. Perhaps you can look up a retailer in your area that deals in it and talk to someone there. My local retailer offers classes.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 4, 2017

    1/2 cup plaster of Paris. 1/2 cup warm water and mix until powder is desolved , mix in 1 1/2 cup latex paint. Stir really well and paint.
  • Charlotte
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I appreciate the recipe for the paint but what about the wax? I live in the country, farming towns, and around me are only small towns without craft stores and buying readymade chalk paint is too expansive. Thanks for the answers, but I still need more answers as I am still confused.
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