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DIY Chalk Paint

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Make your own high quality chalkpaint for cheap! Homemade Chalkpaint recipe with calcium carbonate comparable to Annie Sloan chalkpaint.

Today I am going to be sharing with you my absolute favorite chalk paint recipe, the cheapest way to make it and a helpful tip to organize your chalk paint colors.

I first learned how to make chalk paint using Plaster of Paris and 2 oz bottles of acrylic paint. The cost started adding up since I had to purchase several 2 oz bottles at $1.50 a piece to have enough to cover a decent size area. I also noticed that the Plaster of Paris recipe has a tendency to get sludgy after a couple of weeks giving it a short shelf life.

 
 
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 I was convinced that there had to be a better recipe so I hopped back on the web and did some research.  I found a chalk paint recipe that uses an ingredient called Calcium Carbonate which several bloggers were rating this as their #1 favorite recipe. The consistency is identical to the popular Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I instantly hopped on to Amazon and found a great deal on a bag of 5 lb calcium carbonate.

Calcium Carbonate —-> http://amzn.to/2nBLHlt . The bag of calcium carbonate even has the recipe for chalk paint right on it.

 
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I can make any color of 8 ounce chalk paint for less than $5.

 I happily found that this chalk paint mixture goes on velvety smooth and distresses beautifully!  It also has a long shelf life and doesn’t clump up or get sludgy. The shelf life is around 6-8 months. I hope you like this recipe!

If you have any questions leave a comment below!

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