Many recipes are floating around blogland for homemade chalk paint.
I have read about Baking Soda mixed with paint.
Non-sanded grout mixed with paint.
I have the ingredients and plan to experiment, but I wasn’t ready to apply any of these techniques to my gate leg table.
Instead I dabbled with some paint to arrive at a unique color.
If you have read even one post on this blog, you know I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I have a few of my favorite colors, but am limited to the colors I have on hand.
To achieve a dark gray, I mixed the following:
- Chalk Paint in Paris Gray
- An oops color in a darker gray (latex)
- Latex black paint
I just randomly poured the colors together and added the black until I achieved the color I liked.
From top: Latex Oops Paint, Paris Gray, Final color with Black added.
My hope was using the chalk paint as a base would provide all the benefits of chalk paint.
Not so much.
I did like that I could brush it on the legs, without brush strokes.
Unfortunately, it did not distress easily like chalk paint does.
It dried harder like a latex paint does.
In summary, I love the color! I pretty much made a new latex paint color without the benefits of the chalk paint!
I have a million little oops paint samples, half cans of paint and now I plan to mix them to create more choices.
I plan to take a stab at some of the recipes I mentioned above. I will let you know the results.