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How to make your own chalkboard paint...in ANY color.

created at: 11/04/2010

Last week I posted a review of the very inspirational Common Sense Storage. In it I spotted a recipe for making your own chalkboard paint. With the publisher's permission, I'm happy to share it today with my fellow Curbs!   

The original recipe is as follows, but with some trial and error, I've made a few notations which appear in CAPITALS. 

Recipe of Chalkboard Paint:

  • 3 teaspoons acrylic paint (color of choice), PLAIN OLD ACRYLIC CRAFT PAINT WORKS FINE
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons glazing medium (water based)
  • 1/2 teaspoon powder UNSANDED tile grout

USING A SPONGE BRUSH, apply 3 OR MORE coats on your painting surface. Sand with 400 (or more) grit sandpaper between coats, however, if you're careful and use a sponge brush, sanding might not be necessary. 

When you're done painting, condition your chalkboard finish by placing a piece of chalk on its side and rubbing down the entire surface. Wipe it clean with a felt cloth and then wipe it again with a slightly damp cloth. 

 

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Anonymous on Aug 13, 2012:

toadally awesome!


DIY Maven on Nov 02, 2010:

Totally.


Chrisjob on Nov 02, 2010:

No way! Really?! Totally sweet. 


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