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Old 21.09.2015, 15:12
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Re: Chalk paint

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I got laugenpulver and I have no idea how to use it and google translate isn't helping! Do I add the powder to water? Or just scrub with the powder? Any help appreciated
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Old 21.09.2015, 15:42
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Re: Chalk paint

Decide roughly how much paint you're going to use for your project, water it down slightly and then stir in a tablespoon or so of the plaster powder per litre of fluid; might be a good idea to sieve this first as it can be a bit gritty.
Use it fairly quickly as it won't keep once the plaster is added.

And don't forget to post a photo of your work once you're done!!!
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Old 21.09.2015, 15:44
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Decide roughly how much paint you're going to use for your project, water it down slightly and then stir in a tablespoon or so of the plaster powder per litre of fluid; might be a good idea to sieve this first as it can be a bit gritty.
Use it fairly quickly as it won't keep once the plaster is added.

And don't forget to post a photo of your work once you're done!!!
Oh! I add it to the paint? I thought it was a pre treatment. Confused!
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Re: Chalk paint

Chalk paint is basically a water-based paint that's had chalk added to it make it non-shiny. At least, that's what most people would understand by it!!!

Instead of chalk, talc or Plaster of Paris powder is now used in DIY versions. Talc is too expensive for large quantities but handy if you're using tiny tins of paint for model cars for example.

What makes you think it's a pre-treatment?

PS; just google "homemade chalk paint", there are hundreds of web-pages out there with various recipes on how to make it. Annie Sloan might claim that she 'invented' it, but it's not true... variations of this type of paint treatment has been around for centuries!
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Old 21.09.2015, 16:59
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Just to revisit this topic...

I got laugenpulver and I have no idea how to use it and google translate isn't helping! Do I add the powder to water? Or just scrub with the powder? Any help appreciated
Laugen powder as I know it is Sugar soap, which can be used as a degreaser/cleaner, for most surfaces. Make a solution according to the instructions, my packet suggests 250 grams per 2 litres hot water.
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Re: Chalk paint

Ah, that's what happens when will people insist on using german words instead of the english one, or at least translating it!

Yes, sugar soap is used to wash down the item first, it removes grease.... I'd though 19Monica was still talking about chalk paint itself.
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Old 21.09.2015, 19:55
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Laugen powder as I know it is Sugar soap, which can be used as a degreaser/cleaner, for most surfaces. Make a solution according to the instructions, my packet suggests 250 grams per 2 litres hot water.
Lol thank you, the reason I asked is because the instructions dont say anything about adding water. I will do it as you suggest tho
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Old 26.10.2015, 14:47
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I got in from Migros. In Geneva we have a huge Migros do it shop with paint and wood and garden stuff. Im sure it exists in the german part as well
Can you tell me what this is called when purchased from Migros? I just visited the Bau and Hobby and didn't see it anywhere. And also...did you buy the wax as well, or just the paint?

Also, after clicking on some of the provided links in this thread, I think some of them are directing to ChalkBOARD paint and not Chalk Paint. I see there is a distributer in Pratteln, but I'm curious if the Migros brand is basically the same?
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