Wednesday, March 3, 2010

EZ-PZ Custom Color Chalkboard Paint! Anyone Can Make!

Yes, there is chalkboard paint at HOME DEPOT that you can have tinted.  It is around12$, BUT I have found a RECIPE to make YOUR OWN and you CAN use ANY COLOR latex paint YOU WANT!

As you can see her I have used the red and the peapod green before but you are limited if you get this product!

So Below is a recipe for making your own and there are no limitations on COLORS.YIPPPEEE!  Pics below and recipe are courtesy of MARTHA!  

ChalkBoard Paint Custom Colors How-To:

Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.

1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust. (I didn't do this and you can't tell a difference)

4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge. (Didn't do this either and can't tell) Sorry, I am impatient!

This is how you see all those Pottery Barn Kids walls that are so cute with there custom color chalkboard paint.  I'm surprised they haven't tried to sell that for a million dollars in their catalouge! LOL! Hope this is helpful!



Kim said...

WOW!!!!!!! have you been spying on me?! sheeesh! I sent my dh to Lowe's (not our usual store) to get me some chalkboard paint & he brought home white, flat, latex paint that does not SAY chalkboard paint on it. I AM GIDDY W/THIS RECIPE!!!!!!! THANK YOU!

Kristi Flanagan said...

Kim -
Yeah - thanks for sharing how to do this!

So cool! Found you on Treehouse Follow Wednesdays

Punkin Seed Productions

Jennie said...

YOU ARE AWESOME! I am so doing this! I have been way too cheap to buy this price a lot more. Thanks for sharing.

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Linda said...

How cool is this...I love it! Thanks for the tutorial on this paint...I must try it! Hop over and enter my CASH GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it:)


concretenprimroses said...

Its really fun to know how to do it with any color. This means we can write on yellow with black chalk - or what ever!

Victoria said...

I was spying this at home depot last week trying to justify the cost- yay for finding you on We Did It Wednesday:)

jennifer said...

Now that's a great idea. Thanks for sharing the "how to."

fawnda said...

very cool! I will have to try this! : )

Jaime said...

That's awesome, i am currently obsessed with chalk board paint so i may have to get some different colors!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am a chalkboard fanatic and I love this--thanks so much for sharing!

ificould said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I recently started a new blog and featured this tutorial on it today.

Here is our 'featured button' URL

Thanks again for sharing.. can't wait to check out more on your blog.

kirstin & jordan said...

What a terrific idea!
If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

Lori said...

What a great idea.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

THanks for the fabulous tip! I never knew you could do that!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Prior said...

very cool, thanks for sharing this! Lezlee

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I've been meaning to try this tutorial from Martha for a while...maybe I'll get on it now!

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