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Plaster Of Paris Chalk Paint Recipe.
DIY & Crafts
My personal favorite Way to make chalk paint is the Plaster of Paris recipe.
Plaster of Paris Recipe 3 parts Paint 1 part Plaster of Paris Water to mix I made a smooth paste with the plaster of paris and water before mixing it into the paint.
Plaster of Paris Chalk Paint Cost - $6.oo for a large box which will last for a looongtime + cost of latex paint. Time Involved - Minimal Plaster of Paris at any Lowes, Home Depot, or craft store. 3-5 minutes to measure and mix it thoroughly into the water and paint.
When mixed well, it was silky smooth and applied just as nicely as brand name chalk paint. The second day it did thicken a little and appeared a little grainy, but after a thorough mixing it was fine. The left over paint was stored in a glass pickle jar and used again 2 weeks later.
Application - Fabulous! The consistency was great and it applied like brand name chalk paint. Adhesion & Coverage -Great! No priming or prep required. Applied 3 coats for compete coverage. Odor - None other than the latex paint used.
Distressing - Requires sanding.
Clean Up - Cleans up like regular latex paint.
Finish - The finished look is exactly like a brand name chalk paint. Smooth, chalky and lovely.