How do I make chalk paint?

How can I make my own chalk paint? Is it a savings?
  2 answers
  • there are many recipes out there. Plaster of Paris which is one of the ingredients is fairly cheap at Lowe's or Home Depot and if you already have paint then you are good to go. The recipe is : 3 cups paint, 1 cup Plaster of Paris, 1/4 cup water. You can save money with paint by visiting the mistinted sections at Lowe's and Home Depot too. I usually buy sample size paints or the mistinted paint for $2.50 pint or $5 a gallon (savings of $30 more or less). Many times there are some really wild colors but I have gotten many colors that were neutral or useable for my projects. good luck and have fun!

    • Becky quinn Becky quinn on Aug 23, 2013
      @The Garden Frog with C Renee Thank you so much for the help. I like to repurpose furniture and other items so I love the chalk paint. Paint Great Things!

  • Melanie Giezing Melanie Giezing on Oct 30, 2015
    Becky, i do chalk paint everyday. 250 ml Paint any colour any paint 1/2 a cup plaster of paris 1/2 cup water. Mix in a smooth consistance and paint.