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chalk paint recipe

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amarmai Wed 16-Dec-15 23:43:27

got this on pinterest and wonder if it sounds right .

1 tbs warm water mix till smooth with

2 1/2 tbs plaster of paris

add 1 cup of paint and mix.

assume it's latex paint.

Says it dries in 1 hour but what is different in how it looks? Does it look milky?

amarmai Fri 18-Dec-15 12:14:35

any other recipes?

TheLesserSpottedBee Fri 18-Dec-15 16:10:17

I read this blog about comparing 4 different recipes complete with pictures.

I have only ever used Annie Sloane so cannot comment on any homemade versions, but I would use this person's number one choice for all the reasons she gives.

amarmai Fri 18-Dec-15 20:03:40

thank you, Lesser SB ! I am going to give the plaster of paris recipe a try- as it's the cheapest and i already have the ingredients.Great blog!

Deux Sat 19-Dec-15 15:46:34

I mixed some up once using unsanded grout and it worked a treat.

But, I did have to give it a light sand before waxing as it was slightly gritty.

It was just on a mirror frame but I wouldn't use the grout version on a large piece because if having to sand.

Good luck. I'd love to know how you get on.

TheLesserSpottedBee Sat 19-Dec-15 17:41:10

Excellent, report back so we know if it is worth making our own.

amarmai Sat 19-Dec-15 18:52:23

am planning to do a wall in the hallway! If it 's a bust i'll send out a warning !

Sunnyshores Thu 24-Dec-15 11:40:34

ooh for interior walls, I llike it! - marking my place.

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