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Sunday, February 11, 2018

What is Chalk-Finish Paint?

What is Chalk-Finish Paint?

Chalky-finish paint is a latex-based paint to which a fine granular powder has been added—often Plaster of Paris. After the paint dries, the granules create a matte finish. Brush strokes and imperfections become part of the look, making it a forgiving finish to apply. The finish can be sanded in places to create a distressed look or waxed for either an aged look or more satin finish than paint alone.

Chalk-Finish Paint Recipe

This DIY version of chalk-finish paint can be antiqued or distressed and tinted in your choice of colors. Note that the addition of Plaster of Paris to any paint color will lighten it slightly compared with what you might see on a paint color chip. Mix your own using the following supplies and instructions:

  • Flat latex paint
  • Plastic paint buckets
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Stir sticks
  • Plastic measuring cups (do not reuse for food)
  • Water (cool, not warm)
  • Paste Wax

Mix 1/3 cup of Plaster of Paris and 1/3 cup of cool water; stir until completely smooth. Mix that with 1 cup of latex paint and stir thoroughly. This will make enough chalk-finish paint for one coat on a six-drawer dresser. Chalk-finish paint should not be stored and reused. If you have a smaller project, mix smaller amounts of plaster, paint, and water in the same proportions.

There are many brands out there - and you can even buy Chalk Spray Paint. 

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