Make Chalkboard Paint This recipe only requires two ingredients! …paint (of any color or type) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout..found at any home improvement store Mix 1 cup of paint and 2 Tablespoons of grout. That’s it! Just make sure to stir it really well so that there are no lumps. You can use any color paint. Paint for plastics or acrylic paint or house paint.