Can I use Polyurethane Acrylic Enamel paint to make chalk paint?

by Eoo2262114
I want to make my own chalk paint.
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 07, 2015
    From what I have read it seems the answer is no. I think the polyurethane in the paint will peal.
  • Carolyn Dunn Harmon Carolyn Dunn Harmon on Sep 07, 2015
    Introducing a foreign material into a paint does not change what your paint is. You will now just have contaminated enamel paint! Do yourself a favor, spend the extra money and get a true chalk paint, or even a milk paint. There are several quality paints made just for furniture. Would you go buy automotive paint to paint your bathroom? Remember... you always get what you pay for.
  • Conni owensby Conni owensby on Sep 07, 2015
    no it will not work! It seperates,
  • Eoo2262114 Eoo2262114 on Sep 08, 2015
    What kind of paint can I use
    • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Oct 02, 2022

      you can use latex, add Plaster of Paris with a bit of water... I use this r4ecipe for painting furniture. But please scruff sand and primer....It will last a long time. Use any color of paint...I get samples and that is usually enough to do a dresser or table.

  • Latex or acrylic, works best for me. I use plaster paris. It makes a beautiful finish.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 22, 2024

    No! Use Emulsion Paint for walls.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 22, 2024

    So sorry, No that will not work chemically. Either buy chalk paint or go the route of acrylic paint (latex) and plaster of paris. If you choose chalk paint, it will need a protective coat, such as wax or a sealer because it will chip off.

  • Diana Diana on Jan 22, 2024

    If you’ve never worked with actual chalk paint, I highly recommend you buy a quart of chalk paint, Annie Sloan is a great one, and learn how it goes on comes off, sands back, etc… I’ve tried many of the chalk paint recipes the best luck I’ve had is with latex paint and any color you wish add one part joint compound to four parts paint and stir like crazy. be sure to clean and scuff sand whatever your painting unless it’s walls and then just make sure they’re clean.

  • Janice Janice on Jan 22, 2024

    No, not a good idea.

  • I've used latex paint with no problem.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 22, 2024

    Nope. Polyurethane will turn chunky when mixed with a true chalk paint. If the chalk paint is an actual acrylic brand, it can be done but the results aren't consist. It is best to chalk paint then either wax or put on a topcoat.