The BEST Homemade DIY Farmhouse Chalk Paint Recipe (Cheap & Long Lasting!)
There are literally thousands of recipes for homemade chalk paint online these days. So, how do you know which one is best? I sorted through dozens of ideas, and came up with a proven recipe that will not disappoint.
How to make DIY chalk paint
Making chalk paint doesn’t have to be hard! It’s really easy and can be done cheap. And it’s so simple. But, you can also buy chalk paint pre-mixed.
- 1 gallon of flat latex paint
- 3/4 cup Plaster of Paris (chalk)
- 1/4 cup water
- I had a 5 gallon bucket of paint, but knew I wouldn’t need that much. I only used a gallon for all of my Farmhouse Bedroom furniture DIY projects. I poured a gallon into an ice cream bucket (which I have a lid for and could seal).
- Add ingredients.
- Mix very well! I recommend using a paint stirrer that attaches to a drill. But, you can use a wooden paint stir stick. That just takes a lot longer. Just make sure it’s thoroughly mixed!
I highly recommend getting a really good paint brush to paint with! It makes a huge difference.