Thursday, October 27, 2011

Homemade Chalk Paint



Wow, this new craze of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has hit the blogger community like the virus from I Am Legend.  It seems everyone has been painting furniture and their first born, for a go with this paint.  I expect that $40.00 to $50.00 for a litre of paint would have been a deterrent to most, but not so.  Guess just a handful of us are cheapies.
  My mom used to use milk and slaked lime  to paint the walls in the chicken coop.  I used to use water and slaked lime to do mine as I didn't have goats like we had when we were kids.. Anyways it sure made the chicken coop all shiny and white.  So this is what I came up with for my version of chalk paint:.

My Version of  Homemade Chalk Paint
 1 part Slaked Lime
3 parts Acrylic Latex Paint
1 part PVA White Glue
1 part Water
1 part Slaked Color (for a colored chalk paint)
I painted a piece of wood that was salvaged from a renovation of our 100 year old home. After removing the million and one nails, I vacuumed it off to clean it.

I let it dry overnight after applying two coats.

Sanded the board to add a distressed finish and added a vinyl decal .


 A coat of acrylic sealer on top to seal everything, and a place to display my new chalk paint creation!


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10 comments:

  1. Looks good! I, too, and too cheap,er frugal, to spend $40 on a qt. of paint. I made some chalk paint using plaster of paris and satin finish paint. I'm very pleased with the outcome also, so I will not be purchasing ASCP!

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  2. Well I'm definitely in that handful of people that won't pay $40 for a quart of paint. I love the end result and am sold. Totally want to make my own now. Only one problem. I have no idea what slaked lime is or where to get it! Help a girl out...or I guess I could just Google it. Anyway, thanks for sharing 'cause I've totally been dying to try some of that million dollar paint!
    :-) Sandra

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  3. Hi Sawdust and Paperscraps. Love your blog. Slaked lime is Hydrated Lime. You can buy it at hardware stores. I purchased mine at a
    livestock / hardware store.

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  4. this is such a good idea, Karen! I Love the inspirational qoutes.

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  5. Looks really cool! I've been wanting to try to make my own chalk paint too!

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  6. Yes, some others who think its crazy insane to spend $40 on a little thing of paint. Our mothers would of been friends ;)

    Glad to follow you.

    Lizz

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Cheers to great words!