DIY Chalk Paint to Save Big $$$

Do you love chalk painting furniture?

Yea? Us too!

We use chalk paint ALL THE TIME, which is why finding an easy, and economical alternative to store bought brands made lots of sense to us!

We did a little research (ok, a lot...), and once we realized how simple the ingredients were, finding the perfect recipe was a top priority.

A few science experiments, and failed projects later, we nailed it!

Lo and behold, the most simple of recipes was by far the most effective.


DIY Chalk Paint to Save Big Money

Whether you're a pro painter or just starting out, you'll be happy to know that with this recipe, you can now turn all your wood projects into chalky little bits of perfection without questioning why the paint cost more than the beat up thrift shopped furniture you picked up for the cause.

All you need is...

  • 1 qt. mixing container (do not reuse for food)
  • 1 paint stir stick
  • 1/3 c. measuring cup
  • 1/3 c. plaster of paris
  • 1/3 c. cool water
  • 1 c. flat latex paint (color of your choice)

*NOTE: This recipe will be enough to complete a wood project about the size of a kitchen chair, or a small coffee table. Simply double the recipe for larger projects.


1. In 1 qt. mixing container, combine 1/3 c. plaster of paris, and 1/3 c. cool water.

Plaster of Paris

2. Mix together with the paint stir stick until smooth and creamy.

Stir Together

Smooth and Creamy
3. In the same container, add in 1 c. of the flat latex paint and stir thoroughly.

Add Latex Paint
and... THAT'S IT! (yup, it's really that easy) 

You've now got a great basic chalk a paint to use for your project!

Chalk Paint Ninja

Chalk Painting

Lost Projects Rejoice!

With this simple recipe, there is no excuse for letting your forgotten wood projects remain in the 'stuff that just sits pile'.

Go have fun, and finish a project today!

Thanks for Visiting!

Thanks for visiting and reading.

Let us know in the comments below how you like our recipe, or if you have one of your own to share!

Take care, as always! - Hallie  ❤️️ and the Maverick's Attic Painting Crew!

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