How to Make Chalk Paint _ There are several popular homemade chalk paint recipes that require adding either baking soda, plaster of paris or calcium carbonate to regular latex paint, and while these DIY versions require a little more finesse to master, in comparison to store_bought brands, they are a great alternative for those on a budget.
What is Chalk Paint? _ Originally developed by the paint brand Annie Sloan, this type of paint gives surfaces a dreamy, matte look. It's often used with soft wax, which seals the paint and leaves a silky finish. Besides being low_VOC and water_based, its thick consistency makes it easy to use, with little to zero prep involved, and a low propensity for drips — which makes both painting itself, not to mention cleanup, easy.
by David J. Wetherbee on Aug 10, 2018 Chalk Paint