Misty
Misty
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Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe - Plaster of Paris

$3.15
5 Minutes
Easy

Sadly...I've been informed that my addiction to Annie Sloan chalk paint is causing my husband to develop a complex about our bank account. So what's an ASCP addicted girl to do? Make my own chalk paint! See the full tutorial at http://www.paintyourfurniture.com/homemade-chalk-paint-recipe-plaster-of-paris/
1 – 8 ounce pot of paint (this is 1 cup), 
2 1/2 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris, 2 tablespoons of cold water
1 – 8 ounce pot of paint (this is 1 cup), 2 1/2 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris, 2 tablespoons of cold water
The helpful guys at Home Depot will mix these little sample paints in any color you want. Seriously, at about $3 per paint pot, you can’t beat this.
The helpful guys at Home Depot will mix these little sample paints in any color you want. Seriously, at about $3 per paint pot, you can’t beat this.
It also dried super fast and when it did try it had the same chalky appearance that the other stuff had. Honestly, I just couldn’t tell much of a difference. I used one coat and then applied my finishing wax and it was pretty awesome.
It also dried super fast and when it did try it had the same chalky appearance that the other stuff had. Honestly, I just couldn’t tell much of a difference. I used one coat and then applied my finishing wax and it was pretty awesome.

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2 questions
  • Cheryl
    on May 28, 2016

    can I use this recipe to paint the fabric as well?

  • Susan August
    on Apr 9, 2017

    Does it matter if the latex is flat, semi or gloss and if so what are they and what do you recommend?

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  • Jo
    on Sep 21, 2015

    Thanks! I can't wait to try this recipe.

  • Diana Deiley
    on Sep 7, 2016

    Okay, now you did it. Now I'm going to have to try this for myself. Love being frugal. Thanks for sharing.

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