Hi ya’ll! I received an interesting question today that I wanted to s with you all. I was asked “is it possible to mix acrylic craft paint with Blue Minerals Chalk Paint Powder.” My first thought was “I don’t know why not.” But I thought I would try it. I also wanted to demonstrate for you how universal Blue Minerals Chalk Paint Powder really is by painting a wine bottle with it. 🙂 The short answer is YES!
Glass is the smoothest surface I can think of, and one of the most difficult surfaces to paint. It’s really easy for the paint to just peel off. (You’ll see what I mean in just a moment). So I had an old wine bottle that I had cleaned and removed all the stickers that I thought would be the perfect test subject for this new task.
If you can’t read the picture, the craft paint I am using is Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Teal. I wanted to show you the difference Blue Minerals makes, so I sectioned off half of my bottle and first painted that with just plain old Acrylic Paint.
It was actually surprisingly difficult to get the paint to apply evenly. Every time I would paint a stroke, it would remove some of the paint layered beneath it. I guess that should have been the first clue as to what was going to happen next ;).
After I had done 3 coats of Acrylic Paint on one half of the bottle, I removed the tape, mixed in some Blue Minerals Chalk Paint Powder with my acrylic paint and started on the other side. Blue Minerals makes the paint “grip” the side of the bottle much easier, so that side of the bottle was much more smooth and even than the plan acrylic side. Plus, I only had to do 2 coats to get the same coverage as the other side.
Next, I wanted to test the durability of each paint on glass. So I started to scratch off a small section of paint to see how it would distress and how difficult it would be to remove the paint. (Note: this is prior to applying any type of top coat to seal in the paint, which is recommended for something like this).
The photo above demonstrates the results I found. To remove any of the Chalk Paint, I had to scratch it off. Even if a portion was already scratched, every inch had to be removed intentionally. The regular acrylic paint started to peel with the slightest nick… and it just kept peeling… and peeling…
Needless to say I removed the plain acrylic paint and recovered it with the Chalk Paint version. The acrylic paint worked great with the Blue Minerals Chalk Paint Powder, and I would definitely recommend it. I even added a few fers towards the end with White Acrylic Chalk Paint. I also waxed the entire thing with Fiddes Supreme Clear Wax to make sure it lasts.