Here are instructions for stirring a can of van Gogh Chalk Paint the way I found to be easiest. The better the stir, the better the result!
This is how it looks when you open it. There is a watery, translucent part of the paint sitting on top. Every once in a while I open one that isn't separated, but it's rare.
You can use any stir stick you want, but I like a plastic spoon because I can rinse it off with water and use it again for another can. (don't use it with food...had to say that LOL)
hate it don't like it when I stir and paint gets in the rim. A lovely customer asked me, "don't you know the nail in the rim trick?"
After that I started taking an extra minute to do this and it really helps keep the paint inside the can. I do 4 holes spread around the rim of the can.
Can you see the hole in the front there? You don't want it too low or the lid won't cover it when you tap it back on.
I lift the heavier part of the paint sitting on the bottom up a few times to start getting it mixed in.
My son is stirring here. I told him to scrape the bottom and sides and keep going for about 2-3 more minutes. I already had stirred for a few minutes.
When it's ready it will look creamy and when you pull the spoon up through the paint the texture will look consistent.
I hope this was helpful! Credit to my 10 year old son who helped me with the stirring. Love that kid:)