I’ve been refinishing furniture ever since I discovered the magic of chalk paint nearly seven years ago. I’ve traveled the country teaching thousands of people how to refinish furniture and cabinets, I’ve created online chalk painting courses, and I’ve written countless blog posts all about chalk painting. To say that chalk painting has been life changing for me would be an understatement! So why on earth am I writing a post about why I don't use chalk paint?
If you love the soft, vintage, matte look of chalk paint but don't love the price — $40/pint! — consider making your own. With just latex paint ($10/gallon) and baking soda (<$1/box), you'll be able to chalk paint everything you own, in any hue you desire. Latex paint plus baking soda equals DIY freedom!