Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

I've used Chalk Paint on many pieces in my home, and have been very pleased with the outcome. I especially love that there's no prep work required to use it! I hate having to pre-sand a piece before I can dig in and transform it with a new paint job! I wanted to share
 with you guys the recipe I use on my pieces.
1 C Latex Paint (Primer can NOT be used)
2 T Non-Sanded Grout
Mix grout with water, a little bit at a time until you get a smooth consistency (like peanut butter). Once the grout is mixed well, add in the paint and stir, stir, stir!
A little goes a long way. The above recipe was enough to paint my kitchen table base. I've never personally tried it but, I've read you can use craft paint as well.
Here are a few items around my house I've used Chalk Paint on:



Even a basket!
Happy Painting!
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  1. I've never made my own chalk paint before but have seen other people do it. It always seems to have a good outcome. That's a great way to save money since chalk paint can be expensive.

    1. I've not had any issues with it Kelly. I love saving a dollar too! Thanks so much for commenting and visiting me!

  2. I think the trick is mixing the grout or plaster of Paris with the water to make a smooth mixture before adding the paint. I do use craft paint on small things and to add color to my latex mixture. I love the basket example above.

    1. Yes Donna, I always make sure to mix the grout with water smoothly before adding my paint. Thanks for the info on the craft paint and thank you so much for commenting and visiting!

  3. Hi Charity, I'm new here and just became a follower of your blog, I've also added you to my sidebar. I know how hard it is being a newbie in this bloggy world. I've pinned your recipe, I've used Plaster of Paris but not the non sandy grout so I may have to try it.
    Stop by when you have the time.

    1. Great! Thank you so much for the encouragement! I would be happy to stop by!

  4. Charity!

    Love your ideas and your blog! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Happy day to you friend!

    1. These words coming from you mean a lot! I thoroughly love your blog Karianne! Thank you so much!