I’ll be honest; I’ve never liked homemade chalk paint until I came across a recipe on Pinterest that made me a fan! This chalk paint recipe has a smooth consistency that doesn’t clump up even when stored in a jar for a few months! It is, without a doubt, my favorite DIY chalk paint! And best of all, it doesn’t break the bank!
- Your choice of latex paint (eggshell or flat)
- Talc or this smaller size talc (pure talc with no additives)
- Calcium Carbonate
- Magic Bullet or a blender for bigger batches
- Tablespoon & spatula (used only for crafts)
- A glass jar that will hold a minimum of 1 1/4c paint
Let’s make some chalk paint!
I’m always looking for shortcuts because I’m lazy…or maybe I’m clever like a fox? I marked where 1 cup is on the blender that the chalk paint will be mixed in. This means you can save a step when making the chalk paint and one less thing to clean afterwards. If you’re unsure how to mark 1 cup, add one cup of water into the blender, place a mark for reference, and dump the water. I’m sure it goes without saying, but just in case, whatever you blend the paint in can’t be used for food.
Recipe for my favorite DIY Chalk paint
This is not my recipe. I found this one from The Navage Patch, and it did not disappoint! They mentioned adding 1 to two tsp of water after mixing if you wanted a thinner consistency of chalk paint. So far, I’ve been happy without adding the water.
- 1 c latex paint in eggshell or flat (your choice of colour & brand)
- 4 tbsp Calcium Carbonate
- 1 tbsp Talc
Add the paint first and then the calcium carbonate and talc. Blend for two minutes. I get teeny bubbles when done, but it doesn’t affect the paint when you apply it.
Transfer the chalk paint to a glass jar with a lid, using a spatula to get as much out as possible. Use it immediately, or save it until you’re ready for a new project.
For easy cleanup, rinse the blender and then refill with water and a drop of dish soap. Turn on the blender until the sides look clean. Rinse with clear water. Easy peasy!
If you’re looking for something to do, I have many DIYs on my website that are perfect for this chalk paint.
Thanks for stopping by,