Do you love using chalkboards for decorating and organizing your home? Why not learn to create them yourself? Come find out how to make an easy, DIY chalkboard in any color with our paint!
In this brand new video tutorial, we'll show you our tips and tricks for creating your own DIY chalkboard in any color.
Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne making a beautiful chalkboard menu in Rocky Mountain!
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Now that your paint is ready, give your project three coats of paint. Although our paint has excellent coverage and will often look great with just one or two coats, we recommend three for chalkboards since they're going to be wiped down quite often. If you're unsure of how to prepare your surface before painting, click here to see our surface prep tutorial, and if you'd like to see some tips on how to achieve a smooth finish, click here.
Give your chalkboard at least 1-2 hours to dry before moving on to the next step.
Seasoning may sound complicated, but it's really just a fancy word for drawing all over your chalkboard, then wiping it off. This process helps to reduce any "shadows" that chalk can leave behind after being wiped down so you'll always have a nice clean slate to work with.
Lay a piece of chalk flat on your chalkboard and begin rubbing it all over your surface. Make sure you draw both horizontal and vertical lines so that every inch is covered. As soon as the whole piece is covered, use a damp cloth to wipe it clean. Now your chalkboard is ready to use!
Here's how the finished product turned out. Isn't it fun? The possibilities are endless, so go get creative!
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