Painting a chalkboard wall
When we spotted these handy hints on local chalkboard paint supplier a.scribe's website, we knew they'd be perfect for all our chalkboard loving readers! If you've considered introducing this popular trend into your home, be sure to study these points first. Preparation Surfaces should be clean, dry and free from loose material, then rubbed down with fine sand paper.
- Stir paint well before use. It can be diluted with water as it may thicken over time.
- Lightly sand any previously painted surfaces.
- A primer is required if the surface was previously covered with enamel oil based paint, any shiny, metal, vinyl or plastic. We also recommend you prime or under coat all bare timber surfaces to save a coat of your chalkboard paint.
- Stir regularly with a flat paddle
- Light colours tend to need a layer or two more than darker ones. Try to brush in the same direction for each coat. Alternate the direction of your strokes for each coat to produce an even finish.
- Don’t be deterred by any flecks or a grainy texture in the paint. These can be sanded out later.
- Leave to dry for four hours.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
- If contact with skin should occur, wash immediately with water and soap.
- If contact with eyes should occur, wash immediately with plenty of water, and seek medical attention.