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Post by Adrian on 11th July 2012, 10:32 pm

Custom Colors How-To
Materials

Flat finish latex paint - I used CIL Ultra Matt and had it coloured to Fern Green
Unsanded Tile grout
A tub to mix it in

Method

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mix 1 cup at a time.

1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

The Craft Table..

I sanded it down - this was an old kitchen table from Kijiji, got it for $10 and shortened the legs.

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First coat - snot green while still wet

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When its dry tomorrow, I shall sand it down and prime it and its ready for use as a chalkboard craft table...

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Post by Dandelion on 14th July 2012, 5:29 pm

Your boys are going to love that. How old are they BTW?

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Post by Jaded Green on 15th July 2012, 9:06 am

That's brilliant Adrian
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Post by Adrian on 15th July 2012, 1:31 pm

I have a couple of stages to finish it, will post those when I have found time to finish them. Been a hectic few days..

Dandelion, my boys are 7 and 11, but emotionally much much younger

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Post by MichaelJasman on 31st July 2014, 1:21 pm

Such a wonderful idea Adrian. Thanks.
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