DIY Chalk Paint


  • 1 cup latex paint
  • 4 Tablespoons Calcium Carbonate Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Talc
  • Water to thin, as needed.


I bought several types of calcium carbonate and you really need fine-ground powder (like food grade). Calcium carbonate is ground limestone and it does not dissolve in water. It gets suspended in the paint.

There are several commercial uses for Talc, including Tire-Talc. Johnson’s Baby Powder is no longer made with talc and will no longer work.

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