GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- Write your grocery list or honey-do list in the entryway. Express yourself and wipe it clean later. Here’s how to transform a living space into a place where its okay to write on the wall and create a chalkboard wall.
Before you Start:
-Think about how you will use the space and choose the size of the painted area. Will it be just a small area for notes or an entire wall?
-Select a centralized area such as the kitchen or mudroom. Will your chalkboard be for the kids to doodle on? If so, be sure to select a space low enough for their little hands to reach.
-Like the idea but don’t want to commit to a whole wall? Take an outdated framed piece of art and paint the picture with chalkboard paint.
-Don’t forget to prep the area before painting.
Step 1 – Prep the Wall
Frame the area you want to paint, with painter’s tape. Clean the area being sure to remove screws, nails ect. Let it dry and then give it a quick sanding so it’s flat.
Step 2 – Apply the Paint
Purchase chalkboard paint and brush it directly onto the wall, following the instructions on the can. Be sure to do a second coat. Let dry completely before removing the tape.
Step 3 - Prep the Wall for Use
You’ll want to condition your new chalkboard before you start using it. Take the side of a piece of chalk and rub it over the whole surface then wipe it clean.
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