DIY Chalkboard Tips

This was hands down my favorite DIY project thus far, not to mention super easy.   We really wanted to create a space for the kids to have a dedicated area for some indoor fun to be creative!  The kids love this chalkboard and it really comes in handy when it’s raining or snowing.   It allows the kids to add their own artistic touch to the hallway.  This was a spur of the moment, and I am so glad that I did it.

 

All you need is painters tape and chalkboard paint.  I also added some of the kid's framed art work, awards abovethe chalkboard and the kid's initials to add some character to the wall.    

1. More then one coat - It will definitely take more then one coat of paint.   Before I started this project I thought this paint would be very thick but it is actually the opposite.  Make sure you have enough paint if you are planning on doing a large area.    The chalk paint cans are usually on the smaller side.

2. When you can draw on the Chalkboard?  - You need to be patient when it comes to using your new Chalkboard, and need to wait at least three days after you paint it.  

 

After you the three days are up you will need to Season your chalkboard.  To Prime your chalkboard, lay a piece of chalk on its side and cover your entire board liberally with chalk. Rub it in with a dry rag and then erase. Chalkboards are porous, so if you don't prime it you are at risk for your first drawing to be there permanently.

3. Try and stay away from the Chalk Markers.  You might think they keep your board neat and clean, but they are a pain to get off your chalkboard, even with the magic eraser.   

4. .  If you have extra residue on on your chalkboardl wall, a good trick is using a magic eraser this works everytime! 

5. I would suggest putting down a mat on the floor when your kids are using the chalkboard, this will help protect your floors.  Especially if you have hard floors, the chalk gets stuck inbetween the boards.  

Now the trick to get them to only draw on the chalkboard and not the rest of the walls!!!!

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