Chalk paint is a paint used to give restyled furniture a look that is both vintage and antique.

What is chalk paint?

Chalk paint, despite its name, does not contain chalk. This name comes from its chalky, pale appearance and washed out finish when dry.
This decorative paint has a high covering power, and above all, it does not require sanding, sanding, or undercoating before use.
The icing on the cake, it dries very quickly, 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the furniture you are restyling.
With this homemade chalk paint, you will revamp old furniture to give it a vintage effect while saving money.

Best Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes

Here are 3 ways to make your chalk paint with plaster, baking soda, and chalk.

Recipe for homemade chalk paint with plaster

This recipe is the most shared on the web and social networks.
Indeed, are finished is very close to the “chalk paint” sold in specialized DIY stores, but much less expensive.

Ingredients :

  • 1 large glass of acrylic paint
  • 1/2 large glass of plaster powder (plaster of Paris)
  • 1/2 large glass of water

Plaster painting :

In a container, pour the water, then add the plaster powder.
Using a spoon or fork, mix everything until you get a smooth preparation.
When you get the right consistency, pour this mixture into the paint.
Stir again to bind the preparation well.
There, you have finished your painting with homemade chalk.

Recipe for homemade chalk paint with baking soda

This preparation is almost identical to the previous one, but it sometimes happens that one is not all the ingredients on hand.
If you want to paint with chalk but don’t have plaster, use baking soda.

Ingredients :

  • 1 large glass of acrylic paint (125 cl)
  • 1/2 large glass of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Bicarbonate painting :

In your container, place the baking soda in it.
Add the paint and the water.
Mix everything until you get a smooth preparation.
Here you are, finished your homemade chalk paint with baking soda.

Painting recipe with chalk

As with chalk paint with plaster or bicarbonate,
there is still an alternative, chalk for boards or slate.

Ingredients :

  • 1 large glass of acrylic paint (125 cl)
  • 2 powdered chalk sticks
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon of water

Painting with chalk :

The first step is to powder your chalk sticks.
There are two possibilities for this:

  • Place the stick of chalk in a plastic bag and crush it using a hammer.
  • Grate the stick with a cheese grater.

When the powdered chalk is ready, place it in your container.
Add the water and mix everything.
Then add the paint and mix again.
There, you finished your painting with homemade chalk.