Sea Shell Minerals are now available in air-tight 16 ounce clamp-top jars, which is plenty to make a whole gallon of chalk-type paint. And with the recipes below, you can make as little as one cup of chalk-type paint for those spur-of-the-moment projects, no matter how small. The clamp-top jar will keep your Sea Shell minerals fresh and dry for years!
So, what is Sea Shell Minerals? It’s a premium-quality blend of finely-ground fossilized seashells, raw gypsum, and talc which I created especially for making chalk-type paint. This blend, like most ready-mixed chalk-type paints, primarily provides calcium carbonate, which is a naturally occurring, non-toxic compound. Fossilized seashells contributes both calcite and aragonite, which are two different crystal structures of calcium carbonate. Other sources of calcium carbonate which are common in paints and commercial products include crushed limestone, oyster shells, egg shells, and quarried marble and travertine. The raw gypsum and talc add
When properly purified, calcium carbonate is used widely as a dietary calcium supplement for both humans and animals. Sea Shell Minerals are not for human consumption.
Chalk-type Paint Recipes
The Standard Chalk-type Paint Recipe – recommended for most furniture painting projects to create a distressed, vintage, aged finish.
Stir one Tablespoon of cool water into 2 Tablespoons of Sea Shell Minerals & mix until smooth. Add to one cup of premium acrylic latex paint* and mix well. For each quart of paint, stir 4 Tablespoons of water into 8 Tablespoons of Sea Shell Minerals.
2x Chalk-type Paint Recipe – doubling the minerals will fill more cracks and make the finish more velvety to the touch. Try this recipe on weathered or raw wood, as well as glass jars.
Stir two Tablespoons of cool water into 4 Tablespoons of Sea Shell Minerals & mix until smooth. Add to one cup of premium acrylic latex paint* and mix well. For each quart of paint, stir 8 Tablespoons of water into 16 Tablespoons of Sea Shell Minerals.
*Recommended paint: Sherwin Williams “Emerald” in Matte sheen, zero-VOC.
Sea Shell Minerals are available by contacting Dan Therrell at 251-510-8820, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.