Originally Posted by StarChild
I lazured my dd's room in a rainbow and it came out pretty nice. A little brighter than at school, but I think I put too much color in. She loves it, so that's what matters!
I used Behr deep base. I cup to 10 cups water-mix well. Divide up into seperate paper or plastic buckets and add high quality acrylic paint (in the tube from Art store) Start with just a little. It will be thin. You build up the layers on the wall to make the colors darker. You need 3 brushes with a fairly soft nap. One puts on the color (in a figure 8 pattern) the next brush blends and the 3rd dry brushes.
Feel free to pm me if you have more questions, I might be able to help
Thanks for posting this! We just moved into a huge old house, and want to Lazure paint our girls' bedrooms at least. I will definitely try this way and see how it goes. I was thinking we were going to have to buy gallons of half a dozen colours to do it properly. What finish paint did you use- flat, eggshell?
I found a neat article in a back issue of Martha Stewart Living about making your own custom coloured chalkboard paint
Custom Colors How-To
Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, 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.
I think it would be neat to do that below the chair rail in the rooms, and then lazure above.