Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Chalk paint recipe - worked!

The recipe I posted for the chalk board paint worked a treat.
 Reminder of the recipe...

Chalk Paint recipe
So, pour one cup of your paint into a bowl.
Add 2 teaspoons of the non-sanded grout and mix really well making sure all the wee lumps are out.
And that's it! How simple is that?

Then I saw an idea to use this method to mix up a batch of chalkboard paint the same colour as - say - your kitchen doors, I thought I could do our larder door as I still have lots of the lovely blue paint left that I used to paint the kitchen doors a few months back. Then when you take something out of the larder you can write a list straight onto the door!

Couple of things to note
- I would add the powdered grout slowly, stirring a lot inbetween. It has a tendency to all of a sudden turn into actual grout - great if you've got a bathroom to do, not so great if you want to paint with it.
- Even stirring and stirring I was still left with tiny grainy bits when I painted the door. Not to worry though as a very, very light sand will get rid of them.

Now all we need to do is use things from the larder and I can make a list on the door of replacements!

I've also painted all the herbs and spice jars, and Lloyd's last batch of chilli sauce! There's no stopping me.

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