If you’ve been wondering what the difference is between Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (or any other brand of chalk paint) and Homemade Chalk Paint, Liz Marie does a really good job of explaining all the pros and cons. Although, I use a different formula for my Homemade Chalk Paint than Liz, I completely agree with her regarding the results of both paints. I want to try her recipe sometime soon.
My recipe for Homemade Chalk Paint is:
I typically mix 1/4 c. Plaster of Paris with 1/4 c. warm water until completely dissolved.
Add mixture to 1 c. flat paint. I usually use Behr paint, I’ve tried others and the outcome has not been the same.
Add water when needed if the paint thickens as you’re using it.
You can purchase 5 lbs. of Plaster of Paris at Home Depot for approx. $5.00.
Homemade Chalk Paint↓
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint↓
I do a lot of mixing and matching too. The tops of both these pieces are CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint (Vermont Slate). I used a mixture of dark and clear wax to age and distress both. The possibilities are endless!
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