One of the fun things about being in a school classroom is the writing or drawing on the large chalkboard. It usually takes up the whole wall and you can just write away in nice large letters. You can do the same thing in your home either for your children or just for yourself if you are the kind of person who likes to see what he is writing in large print.
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Use masking tape to section off the area that you would like to be a chalkboard. It can either be a whole wall or just a section of a wall.
Clean the area, especially if it is in the kitchen and may have grease on it. If it already has a glossy paint on it, you may wish to sand it a little to help with better adhesion.
Apply the chalkboard paint to the whole area and allow it to dry overnight at least. This will give it a chance to set up before you play around with it further.
Remove the tape carefully being sure not to pull the paint up with it by scoring the edge with a utility knife. Frame it out with any trim of your choice, cutting the edges at 45 degree angles to form a nice corner.
Caulk and paint the trim and allow to dry thoroughly.
Coat the painted wall surface with a side of chalk until it is totally painted in and then erase it. Your chalkboard is now ready for use.
Tips and warnings
- Buy brightly coloured chalk for fun.
- Keep a dust mop handy as the floor might get slippery from chalk dust.