New This Month. If you thought chalkboards were just for schoolrooms, think again. These wipe-off writing surfaces make handy helpers around the home, too.
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Show less You can turn almost anything into a fun, customizable surface using chalkboard paint. This article will show you how to paint various surfaces using chalkboard paint, including wood, walls, and glass. Project ideas are also included in this article.
A few dozen people have discovered this old picture of our former dining room now third bedroom in our archives and just had to know what was on the walls. Did the title of this post give it away? After we painstakingly removed all the wallpaper and painted the walls a bright and happy tone it still felt a bit bare in there, so I grabbed some chalk from the junk drawer and freehanded some leafy branches around the room right over the flat latex paint which is Sea Spray by Glidden by the way.
Looking to find out what the best way to paint furniture is? It is chalk paint for so many reasons. The most important one is that you can create many different painted finishes when painting with chalk paint from sleek, clean and modern to antiqued and distressed.
Art products are mixtures of chemicals and should be used correctly. It's common for children to swallow these products or get them on the skin or eye. Most of the time, the children are fine but mishaps can occur, especially eye or skin irritation.
Chalkboard paint rolls or brushes onto a wall much like any other wall paint, but a few special considerations are needed to create a usable chalkboard wall. The wall surface must be smooth -- a textured finish doesn't work well, because even after painted, writing on it with chalk results in choppy, broken lines. If the existing paint finish is glossy, in some cases, a primer is required. Pick a wall that is completely smooth for the chalkboard finish -- a textured plaster wall, for instance, is less than ideal, as chalk drawing would be difficult upon it.
I know what you are thinking…did I read that correctly? Can you really make your own chalkboard paint in any color? Why yes you can!!!
It was great fun chalk painting and chalkboarding just about everything in sight watch out, Rover -- just kidding! But now there's a movement toward sleeker, more streamlined home decoration. If you still love your write-on-'em chalkboard walls or the shabby chic style of chalk paint, fine. Just keep on keeping on and enjoy them in good health.