How to Make Chalkboard Paint

DIY Chalkboard Paint Recipe: How to Make Chalkboard PaintBesides being able to make your own chalkboard, you can also make your own chalkboard paint with which to paint it! But why would you want to do this?

Well, it’s cheaper for one thing. It’s also simple to do with materials you can get at your local hardware store (or you might even have them already in your house!).

For people who just need a small batch of paint for a craft project, this can also be an easy solution.
 

Easy Chalkboard Paint Recipe:

Homemade DIY chalkboard paint is typically made with flat latex paint and un-sanded tile grout. That’s it. It’s that simple. You can find specific measurements (and other helpful tips) in the video below.

You’ll need a container in which to mix your paint (preferably one with a lid if you wan to save any extra paint) and a stir stick. A foam brush or foam roller is suggested for applying the paint, since you can easily avoid brush marks this way.



Click here for un-sanded tile grout

But what if you don’t want to use un-sanded tile grout? Some people don’t. Maybe because they’ve heard that you can use baking soda or cornstarch instead.

Do you already have these common cooking items in your kitchen? Then you can save yourself the time and money of going to the store to buy the grout. It’s really just personal preference.

In any case, using this DIY method can be a lot cheaper than buying pre-made chalk paint at the store. Furthermore, if you have an unused paint can laying around, and it’s a color you like, you can have yourself some free paint!

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