Make Your Own Chalk Paint Recipe

3 Materials
$25
15 Minutes
Easy

Save money by making your own chalk paint recipe in beautiful original colors.

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2:1 Ratio

2-Cups Calcium Carbonate

4-Cups Flat Latex Paint


Tips:

Mixed paint will keep in a mason jar or even a covered butter container for several days.

Stir often so that the paint does not get grainy.

This mixture works well being brushed on and can also be used in a sprayer. Works well with both

If the paint looks to thick you can also add a little water to help with consistency.

If you plan on distressing with this paint just remember it will not distress with a damp rag after it has dried like regular store bought chalk paint so use a damp rag to distress while the paint is still wet or use a sander after the paint dries. 30-60 minutes

Make sure your calcium carbonate is fine before mixing. Either put in baggie and roll with a rolling pin or sift the CC through a sifter to make fine before mixing it in paint. Once you stir CC into paint use a mixer to mix well.

Click here to purchase Mason Jar

Click here to purchase Calcium Carbonate

Click here to purchase Latex Paint

Originally posted here at


2:1 Ratio

2-Cups Calcium Carbonate

4-Cups Flat Latex Paint


Tips:

Mixed paint will keep in a mason jar or even a covered butter container for several days. 

Stir often so that the paint does not get grainy.

This mixture works well being brushed on and can also be used in a sprayer. Works well with both

If the paint looks to thick you can also add a little water to help with consistency.

If you plan on distressing with this paint just remember it will not distress with a damp rag after it has dried like regular store bought chalk paint so use a damp rag to distress while the paint is still wet or use a sander after the paint dries. 30-60 minutes

Make sure your calcium carbonate is fine before mixing. Either put in baggie and roll with a rolling pin or sift the CC through a sifter to make fine before mixing it in paint. Once you stir CC into paint use a mixer to mix well. 

Click here to purchase Mason Jar

Click here to purchase Calcium Carbonate

Click here to purchase Latex Paint 

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