Easy DIY Chalk Paint Recipe
Chalk paint is a great option for furniture and other house hold crafts. The thick formula makes it easy to apply without having to sand or prime the wood first. This instantly saves a few hours off of any project making chalk paint an excellent option for a quick flip. It is my go-to paint for any of my furniture restorations.
So what happens when you're working on a project and you need a specific chalk paint color? The local hardware store doesn't have it in stock and waiting a few days for it to be delivered is not an option. (It's actually never an option, I'm the instant gratification type).
Here is a quick 3-step DIY Chalk Paint recipe that is so easy my dog can do it (and he doesn't even have thumbs).
- 3 Tablespoons Plaster of Paris
- 2 Tablespoons of Water
- 1 Cup of Latex Paint
- Mix water and Plaster of Paris
- Add Paint
- Mix thoroughly (I use a plastic spoon to mix).
Tips & Tricks:
-Quantity of paint is adjustable. Just make to what you need!
-Mix thoroughly to insure all Plaster of Paris is distributed evenly.
Where and What to Buy:
-Carton of Plaster of Paris. Home Depot $7.
-Behr Color Sample. Home Depot $2.