Decorate Your Walls With Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard paint is a type of paint which dries to a finish roughly resembling that of a chalkboard. Once it has been applied to a surface, the surface can be used just like a regular chalkboard, although it may require periodic touch-ups. Here are instructions for painting with chalkboard paint. Whether you’re working with plastic, wood or metal, ensure the surface is clean and dry before beginning the process. Lightly sand wood or metal surfaces before applying the primer and paint. If you’re painting a specific part of the surface with the chalkboard paint, use painter’s tape to mark the spot. This helps maintain clean lines and edges while you are painting.
Next, apply a primer that’s best suited for the material you’re working with, and let it dry. Primer helps the chalkboard paint adhere to the surface so you won’t have to worry about it peeling when you use the chalkboard. You can also use a magnetic primer if you want to use magnets on your chalkboard surface. stir the can of chalkboard paint to ensure it’s mixed well. Apply a thin first coat with a paint brush or paint roller. Let the paint dry for 3 to 5 minutes. After the first coat dries, apply a second, thin layer, and let it dry for one hour. Apply a third coat of paint in a thin layer like you did with the first and second coats. Let the third coat dry for 24 hours.