How Do You Make a Chalkboard?


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Make a chalkboard by finding a flat object to repurpose, sanding the surface of the flat item and adding a few layers of Krylon chalkboard paint. This takes about 30 minutes plus drying time. You need an object for the chalkboard, sandpaper, painter's tape, a sponge and Krylon chalkboard paint.

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  1. Get an object to make into a chalkboard

    Get an object to make into a chalkboard such as an old pan, enamel bakeware, a mirror or a drawer. The object needs to have a flat surface that serves as the chalkboard.

  2. Sand the surface

    Sand the surface of the item. This helps the paint to more easily and smoothly adhere to the surface.

  3. Add painter's tape

    Place painter's tape around the edges of the item that you do not want to get paint on.

  4. Apply the chalkboard paint

    Purchase some chalkboard paint. It usually comes in a liquid or spray form. If you are using the spray, go outside before applying it. Apply the chalkboard paint to the sanded surface of the item. If you are using the liquid, use a sponge to apply it to the surface in order to prevent streaking.

  5. Allow the paint to dry

    Allow the first coat of paint to dry thoroughly before applying a second coat.

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