Home-made Chalked Paint Recipe

Making chalk paint at home is easy!

small loaf pans

For this project I used only a few items and they were not very expensive. 

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paint and secret ingredient

I used 2 tsp. non-sanded grout, a little water and about a cup of paint. 

The first time I tried to make this I ended up with lumps... not impossible to deal with but it got me wondering how I could fix the problem

I was thinking gravy... The trick is to dissolve the grout in a little bit of water first! And it worked!

chalk painted loaf pans

I thought I'd try painting some old metal loaf pans, if it sticks to metal, I will be happy. 

It went on smoothly, sanded easily, and most importantly stuck to a smooth surface!

I distressed the edges and got a great chippy edge that looks a little like enamelware.


row of loaf pans

I then gave the bakeware a coat of furniture wax when I was finished. 

No matter what you paint with, the wax seals the chalky feel. You could also spray paint the tins with a glossy spray sealer. 


row of painted loaf pans

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these now but I'm very happy that the home-made chalked paint was a success! 

I'll definitely be painting with it again! 

painted loaf pans

These mini loaf pans are great for organizing.

Please pin for later --->> 

loaf pans and overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .