Well I managed to finally shut one voice up in my head... I now know what kind of paint I am using if I do end up painting my cupboards
While doing some research, I came across a wonderful blog that has a recipe to make your own "chalk paint".
I really wanted to try this stuff, no sanding, no priming... how much better can it get. Unfortunately the cheap side of my brain will not allow me to spend that kind of money on paint. I don't care what it does. Have you priced that stuff in Canada?
Now for the other inquiring minds out there... here's the goods on the notorious "chalk paint". This is just one ingredient that Sherry shares... there are two more. I think this is the one I am going to choose.
What is Calcium Carbonate?
Calcium carbonate, or CaCO3, comprises more than 4% of the earth’s crust and is found throughout the world. Its most common natural forms are chalk, limestone, and marble, produced by the sedimentation of the shells of small fossilized snails, shellfish, and coral over millions of years. Although all three forms are identical in chemical terms, they differ in many other respects, including purity, whiteness, thickness and homogeneity. Calcium carbonate is one of the most useful and versatile materials known to man.
Many of us encounter calcium carbonate for the first time in the school classroom, where we use blackboard chalk.
Paper, Plastics, Paints, and Coatings: Calcium carbonate is the most widely used mineral in the paper, plastics, paints and coatings industries both as a filler – and due to its special white color - as a coating pigment. In the paper industry it is valued worldwide for its high brightness and light scattering characteristics, and is used as an inexpensive filler to make bright opaque paper. Filler is used at the wet-end of paper making machines, and calcium carbonate filler allows for the paper to be bright and smooth. As an extender, calcium carbonate can represent as much as 30% by weight in paints. Calcium carbonate also is used widely as a filler in adhesives, and sealants.
Now, run on over to this very kind lady that shared her recipe and her knowledge with us and be sure to thank her. I am sure she is no stranger to many of you. Her blog is to die for. This woman has some serious talent happening. Believe me you won't be disappointed.
Good luck and please if you try or have tried this would you be so kind to share your findings with the rest of us.