Homemade Chalk Paint

I am finally getting around to my chalk paint experiment.  Some time ago I purchased a sock stretcher with the intention of making my own chalk paint and try it out on it.  I had a change of plans.  I decided to try painting this little table instead.


It’s a table that I bought in a kit years ago and assembled myself.  I stenciled it and then put a latex clear coat overtop.  At least I think it was a latex product.  It was a long time ago.  You can see that the top of it has had some surface damage over the years.


I used a chalk paint recipe found in Home Hardware’s magazine.


It called for ¼ to ½ cup of drywall compound mixed with 1 litre of matte paint.  I made ½ the recipe.  I used a plain white designer series paint.


Drywall compound is very inexpensive so it was a wonderful option when making your own chalk paint.


One of the benefits of chalk paint is that you don’t have to sand the piece before you apply the paint so that’s what I did.  I put it right over top of the previous finish.  And…I will show you more next post.


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One thought on “Homemade Chalk Paint

  1. Amanda

    Your style is very unique compared to other people I’ve read stuff from.

    Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bbook mark this page.

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