Friday, 17 August 2012

diy chalk paint




p.s i think interior filler is the same as dry wall compound we call it different things in england

this is just my own recipe the other way to make it is with plaster of paris, and latex paint/acrylic paint and water
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6 comments

  1. Thanks Aimee!
    Would interior filler be the same as drywall compound or spackle?

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  2. ohh thanks for sharing!!! have a nice day girl!

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  3. WHAT are you calling Interior Filler? Drywall compound, Spackling compound? Real chalk is calcium carbonate. I have seen same recipe using it and the following in basically same proportions + a little water if needed. CC gives a particular chalky finish. Alternate recipes use Plaster of Paris powder or "whiting powder" whatever that is. Others use UNsanded white grout powder but that is gritty so you must want a texture. Most are mixing w satin or flat latex interior paint, any color works. Paint type affects final surface appearance.

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  4. I so want to find a chalk paint recipe that works, so I'll be trying this one out! Can't support the cost of $30 a quart - just not happening! I'll look for drywall compound and try it out! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  5. Can't wait to try this! I just spent a small fortune on chalk paint. I wonder if I can save my self the dollars?!?
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Blessings - Sara Pliske

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  6. I make chalk paint. I use calcium carbonate, ( chalk, tums). You can buy it from health food stores. The difference between this and lime is its edible. I have tried plaster Paris. I have also bought chalk paint. To make sure I can get the thickness right. For me the key is adding hot water. It makes it much smoother. I can't take credit for this I had a friend tell me to try it that way. Don't know if this helps but I have painted some beautiful furniture with it.

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