Blackboard paint is a quirky and versatile addition to any home, able to transform an ordinary wall into an interactive space.
A chalkboard wall can be both practical and fun – you can use it as a kitchen shopping list or a notepad, but also as a space to leave cute pictures, or for toddlers – and, let’s face it, adults – to doodle without damaging your decor.
Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to making your own blackboard wall, courtesy of painter’s tape firm FrogTape.
Pick a smooth surface, whether you’re painting a whole wall or just a section.
Use a tape measure to map out the size of your section of chalkboard.
Mask off the area surrounding your chalkboard section with painter’s tape.
Lightly sand over the section you’ll be painting. This will help the chalkboard paint stick.
Apply two coats of blackboard paint, letting the first coat dry completely before applying the second.
While the second coat of paint is still wet, remove the painter’s tape.
Once the paint is fully dry, prepare it by rubbing a piece of chalk over the entire chalkboard surface.
Enjoy your new chalkboard!