Hi all!! I am convinced that nowadays all of us have heard about chalk paint. The original brand Annie Sloan Chalk Paint isn’t really cheap, and here in Spain it is not so easy to find it and the price increases a bit more. So I made a research and found Diane’s blog, which is absolutely fantastic and really helpful and of course I suggest you visit it, and I decided to give handmade chalk paint a try.
We need few supplies:
1. Acrylic paint water based
2. Plaster of Paris
4. Measuring glass
5. Mixer (it is not a must but I highly recommend it)
I made some changes regarding the original recipe, and this is the one that I use. The steps are numbered because when I tried to change the order the results weren’t as expected:
1º. One glass paint
2º. One glass Plaster of Paris
3º. Half a glass of water
Add the water in a container (I used an empty paint can), then add Plaster of Paris and mix immediately. You don’t need to mix too long, just to mix water and plaster properly with no lumps.
Don’t stop mixing and add the first glass of paint, and keep mixing, it won’t harden. This is the texture at this point:
And here the texture with the second glass of paint.
Now you can fill the container with paint one more time (remember, 3 glasses of paint, 1 Plaster of Paris and 1/2 water) and mix all together. The texture is different now, it’s more runny.
And that’s all, you can start using your chalk paint. I recommend you to clean the mixer quickly because if it dries you will sweat to get it clean (don’t ask me how I know that…)
With just one coat…
Well, you have your own chalk paint and if you haven’t try it yet you can do it now, you will love the result!
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