Chalk Furniture Paint Recipe

Chalk Furniture Paint RecipeMarilyn’s Chalk Furniture Paint Recipe, how do I add Marilyn’s Powder to my Acrylic Paint?

With our Chalk Furniture Paint Recipe you can mix just the amount of paint you need- no waste!

Marilyn’s Chalk Furniture Paint Recipe allows you to add our Powder to ANY acrylic paint (in matte, low sheen and satin finishes), in ANY colour – they are available in thousands of colours.

Marilyn’s regular bag of Chalk Powder contains 60 grams which makes one litre of chalk paint!  Simply add 15 grams to each 250 mls of Paint……….. add the whole bag to one litre of paint & so on & so forth!  Add water to the powder, heat in the microwave, add to your acrylic paint and shake, shake, shake. Pretty simple eh?


To Make 250 mls of Chalk Furniture Paint

In a 500 ml microwave safe plastic jug (we recommend a 500 ml plastic jug, twice as much as an icy cold G&T on a hot summer’s day!) you will add 30 mls of water & 15 grams of Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder (you’ve got to be pretty damn accurate here!).  Give it a good mix (we use a plastic chopstick) & pop your jug into the microwave with a doubled scots towel on top & zap for 3 minutes on “Low” (50 – 65C max). Using your trusty chopstick give it a good stir and add your Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder brew straight into your acrylic paint!  Stir, stir, shake, shake & hey presto, 250 mls of luscious, thick, creamy, smooth Chalk Paint is ready to use!  Clean all equipment used in warm soapy water straight away!

To make 500 mls of Chalk Furniture Paint

In a 500 ml microwave safe plastic jug (we recommend a 500 ml plastic jug, twice as much as an icy cold G&T on a hot summer’s day!) you will add 60 mls of water & 30 grams of Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder (you’ve got to be pretty damn accurate here!), you will add 60 mls of water & 30 grams of Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder (you’re still being pretty damn accurate!).  Give it a good mix (we use a plastic chopstick) & pop your  jug into the microwave with a doubled scots towel on top & zap for 4 minutes on “Low” (50 – 65C max). Using your trusty chopstick give it a good stir and add your Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder brew straight into your  acrylic paint!  Stir, stir, shake, shake & hey presto, 500 mls  of luscious, thick, creamy, smooth Chalk Paint is ready to use!  Clean all equipment used in warm soapy water straight away!

To make one litre of Chalk Furniture Paint

In a 500 ml microwave safe plastic jug (we recommend a 500 ml plastic jug, twice as much as an icy cold G&T on a hot summer’s day!) you will add 120 of water & 60 grams of Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder (you’ve got to be pretty damn accurate here!).  Give it a good mix (we use a plastic chopstick) & pop your jug into the microwave with a doubled scots towel on top & zap for 5 minutes on “Low” (50 – 65C max).   Using your trusty chopstick give it a good stir and add your Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder brew straight into your paint!  Stir, stir, shake, shake & hey presto, one litre of luscious, thick, creamy, smooth Chalk Paint is ready to use! Clean all equipment used in warm soapy water straight away!

For larger quantities we suggest, that just like us, you mix a maximum of one litre at a time!

The heating dissolves the powder ingredients so please ensure there are no small clear balls after heating! If there are, please gently reheat for a wee while until the clear balls are totally dissolved.

What if I don’t have a microwave?

That’s easy and we are not surprised.  Should you not own a microwave, simple heat your recipe in a small saucepan – preferably a double boiler if possible as there is not that much water involved.  Do not let ‘boil’, gently simmer until all those small wee balls are dissovled and add to you paint.

Chalk Paint RecipeHow do I paint furniture?

Painting furniture using Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder is much easier than you think, especially with an acrylic paint blended with our Chalk Paint Powder.  Chalk Paint is a wonderful product that eliminates the need for priming or sanding, so you can get right down to the good stuff; transforming your furniture (walls, floors, kitchen cupboards and anything else!).  Unfortunately, if your new project has old flaky paint still attached, you will need to sand the old paint off to start with a smooth finish.

So, let’s get cracking!  Clean your decorator item with warm soapy water using household steel wool to remove all the old grease & grime.  Allow to dry completely before painting.

Prepare your desired volume of Chalk Paint as detailed above. 

Please Note:  In colder weather our Chalk Paint will have a ‘jelly like’ consistency and we recommend you ‘spoon’ out your desired amount of paint into a plastic bowl or paper plate and top up as needed.  As the paint ‘warms’ it will also liquefy.  Although you can happily commence painting in its jelly like state.

Once Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder is mixed thoroughly with your Acrylic Paint, using a good quality brush or roller for floors and walls, apply one coat. Allow paint to dry (as per manufacturer’s instructions). Apply second and third coat, if needed, and allow to dry again. Please see our Techniques page to get your creative juices flowing and our Blog page for more advanced chalk painting techniques! 

Remember, you are not limited to just timber – use our Chalk Paint on virtually any product inside & out, although we recommend painting the inside or underside of glass.  If you are unsure how the paint will go on a particular finish, please contact us!

Clean all your painting equipment in warm soapy water straight away!  Do not allow to dry due to the adhesive quality of our Chalk Paint!

 

We highly recommend reading our “FAQ’s” page as well!
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Chalk Furniture Paint located at Gold Coast , Tamborine Mountain, Australia . Reviewed by 118886 Chalk Powder Painters rated: 9.5 / 10