DIY Craftyness: Make your own chalkboard paint.

February 22, 2012

I just thought this was way too cool.  say good bye to the standard black or green chalkboard and hello to a color explosion!  This is so simple and possibly cheap.  I say possibly b/c if you already have the extras laying around the garage you won’t have to venture to the store.  HUGE thanks to Going Home to Roost for the idea.

What You’ll Need:

  • flat latex paint in your desired color
  •  unsanded tile grout (2 tbls for each 1 cup of paint)
  • a roller or brush
  • 150 grit sandpaper
  • painter’s tape
  • chalk

How To Do It:

  1. for small areas, mix one cup at a time.  stir 2 tbsp of unsanded tile grout into one cup of paint, making sure any clumps dissolve.
  2. apply the mixture to either a roller or brush and and begin painting your surface.  make sure to coat evenly and thoroughly (mine took about 3 coats).  then, let it dry.
  3. once dry, sand the surface with your 150 grit sand paper to smooth it.
  4. to condition, run your chalk complety over the entire surface, and wipe clean.
  5. enjoy your new chalkboard!

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