Today I spent most of my day trying to make chalk paint and my paint making experiment was a success thankfully......I'm painting an old outside table that was ready for the dump. But it's too near Christmas, I can't afford another outside table so I'm painting this one. How many tables have I bought over the years? So many have ended up ruined as it gets really windy in my patch of paradise....If you leave the shade umbrella up, the whole table becomes airborne, tips up, and comes crashing back down and breaks!
I've now jazzed up my broken outdoor table with chalk paint....Here is the recipe I used for making my 'mellow yellow' chalk paint:
|All ready to start, water jug, plaster, paint and clean brush...|
|The plaster to paint ratio is : 1 cup Plaster of Paris,|
1 cup paint (water based)
|Plaster of Paris tipped straight into the plastic container...|
|Then add one cup of paint (water based) to the mix|
of dry plaster
|Use the amount of water needed for the right paint thickness...|
Mix all in a container, I used an ice-cream one...
|Mix altogether stirring well with a spatula or flat stick|
Looks just like a thick custard!
|I just painted straight on to the washed table...|
|Not finished I need a few more coats...|