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Has anyone ever used chalkboard paint?

Do I really have to wait 3 days to condition it and use it?


Asked by MichiMomma at 2:59 PM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • We used in my son's rooms and in their playroom. It worked GREAT!!! I would follow the directions and do it right, otherwise you're going to ruin it and waste money!

    We did blackboards on their closet doors (removed the closet doors taped off the area we wanted to make into a blackboard, and set up a space on a piece of tarp OUTSIDE (you cannot do this inside it will leave a TON of residual black dust EVERYWHERE (a friend of mine tried cutting corners! lol)

    Then to "condition it" all you have to do is rub chalk all over it (side of the chalk), and wipe with and eraser and repeat. Then you're good to go! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:09 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • we didn't follow the directions and our project turned out badly.

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 3:01 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • We made our own and painted parts of our kitchen and the kid's closet door with it so it matched the room! We love it and so do the's the "recipe" if you are interested:

    Custom Colors How-To Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.

    1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

    2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

    3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

    4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.


    Answer by lucysmomrocks at 10:03 PM on Jul. 14, 2009