Asked on Feb 11, 2021

Chalk paint

Cynthia HMorgan McBrideCarrie @ Curly Crafty Mom


Need ideas to make chalk paint darker . It's brown but too light . I need to make it darker . Do I mix with other chalk paint ??

9 answers
  • Chloe Crabtree
    Chloe Crabtree
    on Feb 12, 2021

    Add some of the color you want to darken into a container. Next, add a LITTLE bit of the black paint and mix it in. Keep adding the black paint in SMALL amounts until you get the desired color

  • Vimarhonor
    on Feb 12, 2021

    Hello yes you can custom blend your colors in the same paint line with agreeable tinting results.

    If you want the color much darker you may need to purchase that deeper toned color.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Feb 12, 2021

    You can add a couple of drops of black or brown tint and mix. Many times, if you take it back to where you purchased it, they will do it for no charge.

  • You need to add a darker hue just like you would when mixing any other paint.

  • You can use acrylic craft paint to adjust the color.

  • Maura White
    Maura White
    on Feb 12, 2021

    I would mix it with a darker shade. But only add a little bit at a time. You can always add more, but you can't pull out the dark.

    • Em
      on Feb 13, 2021

      Chalk paint doesn't come in as many shades of colors as acrylic does, so you can't always get a darker shade of chalk paint. You can however mix with acrylic.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Feb 14, 2021

    I'd use a little bit of a darker brown and mix a little in at a time.

  • Morgan McBride
    Morgan McBride
    on Feb 15, 2021

    sure mix 2 colors of the same brand and type

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Feb 16, 2021

    Hi! I do it all the time. Keep track of how much you add to how much you're mixing in, in case you need more (your ratio). I use a darker shade or add black for darker, white fir later. It is best to use the same brand, but, I have mixed small amounts of latex paint in chalk paint successfully. Mix really small amounts as you try to get the right shade, before committing to larger amounts. I use small jars or yogurt containers to experiment in. Another method I 've used when I didn't like the way a color dried is to layer another deeper (or lighter) color over it, or dry brushed another shade to give the color more depth. When you get it the way you want it, seal it, because chalk paint won't hold up without wax or polyurethane to seal it. Good luck and have fun!

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