DIY Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe

DIY Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe. We’ve tried every DIY homemade chalk paint recipe known to man.  Yep, calcium carbonate added to low sheen acrylic paint (no change!) plaster of paris added to acrylic paint (was a little bit like painting with cement), talcum powder added to acrylic paint (well, really what can we say?), blending a bit of all of them……. no go!

When our new journey from antiques to the world of shabby chic turned into a passion, we started with a well known product with OK results, although it was becoming extremely expensive if we only wanted 250mls and had to purchase one litre of a particular colour.  It also quickly dawned on us that we were extremely limited with colour choice.

Hence, begain our dream to develop an affordable, 100% eco friendly AUSTRALIAN chalk paint powder product that could be added to any acrylic paint, any colour, giving the paint superior adhesion, be self priming and finished with wax, give a beautiful sheen.

We were determined to create a powder that would yield incredible results every time – results that rivaled any other product on the market at a fraction of  the cost, and, of course, would allow us unlimited colour options in any quantity of paint we needed.

In 2012, ‘Marilyn’s Chalk Furniture Paint Powder’ became a reality and produces a chalk paint that is super-matte, super thick (we call it jelly paint), super adhesive, with a durable finish and your designer projects can only be limited only by your imagination.

DIY Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe

Chalk Paint Recipe using Marilyn’s Powder.  How to Mix Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder into your Paint, today is your day – make a thick, creamy, super adhesive Australian chalk paint using Marilyn’s Chalk Powder.

Marilyn’s takes the guess work out of how to make the best chalk paint recipe on the Australian market.  60 grams of Marilyn’s chalk powder will give you 4 x 250 ml, 2 x 500 ml or 1 x 1 Litre of thick, creamy, adhesive chalk paint – mix just the amount you need with no waste.  Ideal to add to those little sample pots of 250 mls you can find at Bunnings at a cost of approximately $3.00.  Marilyn’s makes chalk painting both affordable and fun!

Watch this video to see how the expert does it – all soooooo easy and you’ll change your way of chalk painting using Marilyn’s Chalk Paint Powder.

For more info, visit our Chalk Paint Recipe Page.

It’s really very easy to literally ‘fall in Love’ with chalk painting furniture.  Firstly, chalk painting is exciting and secondly, it inspires the creative inner you!  Without the need to prep your soon to be “designer piece” it is a very soothing past time and with Marilyn’s chalk paint powder your paint will adhere extremely well to all surfaces, is super thick, creamy and goes much further than normal acrylic paint – that is our secret.  You literally take yourself into a different ‘zone’ away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


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