September 11, 2012

Acrylic Chalk Paint

I know that chalk paint is nothing new – especially among bloggers, but I have been using it a lot lately and came up with a recipe using acrylic paint. Not only is it cheaper than buying laytex paint, but it is great for small projects with tons of color options. No need to stop by the hardware store either!

Acrylic Chalk Paint Recipe from Poofy Cheeks

I start out with the recipe above and adjust as needed. Start by mixing the water and plaster of paris and then add paint as desired. Depending on the project I like it to be a little thicker or thinner. You can add water to thin and more plaster of paris to thicken. I apply quite a few coats and then sand for a distressed look.

Acrylic Chalk Paint Recipe from Poofy Cheeks

The stool has sentimental value to me, so there was no way I could get rid of it. However, it was in need of a facelift. My Aunt Audrey made it for me when I was little and she has since passed away after loosing her battle with cancer. Now the stool is used by my children and will forever have a home in our house. I’m loving the new bright and fresh look!

Acrylic Chalk Paint Recipe from Poofy Cheeks

Acrylic Chalk Paint Recipe from Poofy Cheeks

The basket is perfect for Fall decoration! I can’t wait to put a few of these out by the front door!

Acrylic Chalk Paint Recipe from Poofy Cheeks

Enjoy,

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3 comments:

  1. In my Paint App i have implemented UNDO function it's working fine. But if a change the paint brush color (or) paint brush stroke then all my previous drawn paths changing to the new paint color. candy paint

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  2. Great project! The stool looks fabulous afterwards. Can I ask, I tried making chalk paint today using your recipe, and it worked so well but peeled a bit. If the chalk pant peels then does that mean I need to use the wax to seal it? Or that it hasn't dried for long enough? Thank you in advance of a response x

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    1. Hi! What sort of surface are you painting it on? It has a lot to do with the surface you are using - if it is a shiny/plastic like surface it might not work. It needs to be painted onto something porous that the paint can soak into like wood. Try lightly sanding your surface first.

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