Thursday, July 26, 2012

Homemade Chalk Paint

I have been getting a lot of questions about the recipe I used for the homemade chalk paint that I recently used on the shutter. Most of the questions, however have come from Anonymous and/or no-reply commentors, so I haven't been able to reply to their questions.
So, here are the proportions I used...

2/3 latex paint to
1/3 Calcium Carbonate
 I got the calcium carbonate at a health food store.
If the paint seems too thick and chalky, add a little water. As the paint sits, it gets thicker so you may need to add more water from time to time.
I have also bought some of the sample sizes of Valspar paint at Lowe's. To that size, I add about 2 tablespoons of the calcium carbonate. You have to play around with it until it "feels" right. I love the sample sizes...they will mix up any color you want!

I hope this answers any questions you have. If not, feel free to contact me. Please turn off the no-reply so that I can respond. It is frustrating to want to reply to a comment and have no way of doing so!
I'd love to hear how your projects turn out using homemade chalk paint!!!


  1. You are the lucky WINNER of that darling solar fountain over at my place!!!! Please e-mail me your full name and address, so I can pass it on to the company.


  2. I have been wanting to try chalk paint, thanks for the info! Congrats on winning the solar fountain at Coastal Charm. I am now following you! Penny

  3. Love your shutter project! Thanks for sharing your recipe for the chalk paint. I will be pinning it!

  4. I have a friend who has tried making chalk paint, and she says hers turned out 'gritty'. Is this recipe pretty much grit free?


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