Video: How to Create a Chalkboard Wall

Keep your to-do list close at hand with a chalkboard wall. It’s a fun accent that’s perfect for sharing family info, from grocery lists to carpool schedules. Don’t worry — you got this!
 

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HOW TO CREATE A CHALKBOARD WALL

 

Keep your to-do list close at hand with a chalkboard wall. It's a fun accent

that's perfect for sharing family info, from grocery lists to carpool schedules.

Don't worry— you got this! 

 

STEP 1 PREPARE THE SURFACE

First, remove loose paint and lightly sand the surface, then clean with soap

and water, rinse and let dry.

 

STEP 2 APPLY PRIMER

Then, if necessary, apply a primer to any unpainted surface and let dry for at least 2 hours.

 

STEP 3 STIR THE PAINT

Stir the chalkboard paint thoroughly.

 

STEP 4 APPLY PAINT EVENLY ACROSS SURFACE

Using a good quality brush or a roller designed to give a smooth finish, apply an even coat. Try to avoid excessive brushing or rolling.

STEP 5 LET DRY AND APPLY A SECOND COAT

Let it dry for four hours before applying a second coat. After the second coat is applied let it dry for three days before use.

STEP 6 SEASON THE CHALKBOARD

To provide the best erasability, rub the side of a piece of chalk over theentire surface of the chalk wall, and erase. The thin layer of chalk dust will act as a barrier.

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