No Sweat Homemade Chalk Paint

No Sweat Homemade Chalk Paint

Why head to the craft store when you can create your own No Sweat Homemade Chalkboard Paint? Learn how to make homemade paint using easy to find items. Then, refurbish old furniture or decorate your walls - the possibilities are endless. If you don't have a degree in science, don't worry. The quick and simple formula for creating DIY chalkboard paint is easy to follow. Whether you're a beginner or an expert at crafting, you're sure to discover some creative inspiration.



  • Plaster of Paris (POP)
  • Paint (flat or eggshell)
  • Paint brush
  • Tub/container to mix paint
  • Furniture wax/or Polyurethane
  • Wet towels
  • Sanding block
  • Vaseline or lanoline


  1. Clean the furniture (no sanding required).
  2. Mix POP and water till smooth than I mix in the paint till well mixed put very little vaseline on parts where you will be distressing. You could skip this step if you get a 60 or 80 grid sanding block.
  3. Paint the furniture with the paint brush (two or three coats will be required).
  4. Wait to dry.
  5. Take your sanding block and go over where you want it to be distressed.
  6. Wipe the whole thing with a wet rag to make sure it is dust free.
  7. Finish with Furniture wax or poly.



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