I have some linen chalk paint that is just a little yellow for me. I ?


I have some linen chalk paint that looks a little yellow to me which isn't bad but I would like to add just a little bit of depth to it and I have some bear latex paint satin finish and a dry brown which is a medium to light neutral brown can I add a little bit of that into it to change the color?

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  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jul 22, 2021

    Try a small sample first

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 22, 2021

    Yes, you can mix them, keep in mind you'll be changing the color and consistency. If you add the latex to the chalk paint the chalk finish will be diminished or possibly lost. depending on the amount of latex you add.

    How to Mix Chalk Paint with Latex Paint

    Now that you know you can mix chalk paint with latex paint, you’re probably wondering what the best way to do so is. The process is pretty easy, but you will need to be incredibly careful. You don’t want to add too much latex paint to the chalk paint or you risk changing the consistency completely.

    I like to use Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint for all my chalk paint projects. The quality is amazing, and there’s tons of colors to choose from!

    First, you will want to start with your chalk paint. Pour some onto a palette or into a bowl if you need more of the color. You can choose any color chalk paint, but you will get the best results if you use a lighter color.

    Next, choose the latex paint you want to use. You are going to want to add as little latex paint as you possibly can. Start by adding a drop or two at a time, mixing the paint thoroughly after each addition. This will give you a better idea of how close you are to the color you want and prevent adding too much latex paint.

    Rust-Oleum also has a great selection of Latex Paint to choose from. It’s a good idea to mix the same brand together for better consistency results.

    It is going to be much easier to add more latex paint to the mixture than it will be to take the latex paint back out. This means it is incredibly important to control how much of the latex paint you are adding into the chalk paint mixture.


  • Yes, you can, but depending on the amount you add, you won't really have chalk paint anymore.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 22, 2021

    Hello yes your chalk paint can be tinted.

    You might consider using little jars of chalk paint to try to keep the same properties and matte finish. Waverley makes 2 ounce bottles might be something to consider costume costume under two dollars. By mixing with another Proprietary product you dilute the the characteristics of your chalk paint.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jul 22, 2021

    Yes you absolutely can! But I would use a good paint paddle on a drill for mixing.

  • Janice Janice on Jul 22, 2021

    Yes, you can mix colors and various paints to reach the color you want. Just be sure to mix, mix, mix!

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 22, 2021

    you could mix a white or light beige with it to give it a more mellow color

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  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 22, 2021

    You could but it’s a crap shot at the finish when it dries it can’t hurt as long as it’s all latex

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 22, 2021

    Hi Victoria: Here are a couple of sites that you may find helpful:



    There are suggestions on the right that may help.

    If you don't have a paint paddle, you can use an old hand mixer beater. Just put the beater in your drill and mix the paint slowly at first and then a bit faster.

    Good luck

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 23, 2021

    Hi! I mix small amounts of chalk paint or chalk paint and latex paint to get the color I want. Keep track of your ratios and only mix small amounts at a time. Once mixed it tends to separate, so only mix it as you need it. I use a measuring cup and pail or large jar to create my colors. Good luck!

  • I would do a small batch to test it and keep track of how much you put in. Then I would paint it on a sample of paper and hang it where you'll be using it to see if you like how it looks with the lighting in the room.

  • Dee Dee on Jul 23, 2021

    You can change the color by adding white paint

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 24, 2021

    Hi Vicki, to counteract the yellow you can add a little blue.

  • Like others have yes, but chalk paint is a particular kind of paint and adding latex paint to it will change the chemistry. So your result may not be what you had in mind. If you want to keep the chalk paint consistency I would tint it with other chalk paint.

  • Annie Annie on Jul 25, 2021

    You could always try a very small amount and test pant something...

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 25, 2021

    Adding brown tint to off-white linen color will make it more yellow.... add a drop of violet tint to cancel the yellow, or if its golden add a drop or two of blue tint.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jul 31, 2021

    I don't see why not!

  • Sure, they're both the same base which is water so that would be fine.