Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label chalk paint recipe diy

Chalky Paint Recipe Using Calcium Carbonate

  If you follow me on social media, you know that I love to paint furniture! Chalk paint is one of my favorite kinds of paint.  I love the matte finish that comes from chalk paint. It's so easy to use and in my opinion, it's hard to mess up. Seriously. I have tried several different brands of paint that advertise a chalky finish. I've even done side by side comparisons for price, consistency, availability, etc.  But that's not what this blog is about.  At the request of one of my Youtube followers, I decided to try and make my own chalk paint using calcium carbonate.  Calcium carbonate is a white powdery substance that can be purchased at your hardware store or online. I bought mine online. Recipe for Calcium Carbonate Chalk Paint My recipe is as follows: 2 tablespoons - Calcium Carbonate 8 ounces - Latex Paint 1 tablespoon - Water Mix calcium carbonate and water together and stir well. Pour this mixture into the 8 oz paint and mix well. Conclusion The result is a chalk