By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23
Want a nostalgic drawing board for your work space? Or want to add a creative space to a kid’s room? Chalkboard paint lets you turn a normal wall into a working chalkboard. This tutorial will show you how to make your own.
Pick the area you’d like to transform. My fiber studio has a slanted wall that seemed perfect for a chalkboard.
Buy yourself enough chalkboard paint for two coats. My wall measured 68” H x 90” W and I ended up using two cans of 30 Fl. Oz paint.
Use painter’s tape to mask off the area and painter’s tarp to protect the floor and furniture.
Roll on the first coat of paint with a roller.
Let the first coat dry for 24 hours.
Even though the first coat seemed to cover the whole wall, a closer look revealed that a second coat was needed.
After letting the second coat dry for 24 hours peel off the painter’s tape.
Now you’ll let the paint dry for 3 days before priming the chalkboard. This will help protect the chalkboard from scratches.
The chalkboard is primed with the long side of the chalk.
Gently rub the chalk longways over the entire board.
I rubbed the chalk over the whole wall and then did another rubbing over the wall again.
After covering the entire board with chalk, erase it all off with a chalkboard eraser.
Covering my wall took four pieces of chalk. My chalk broke apart as I primed.
Now you have a fabulous chalkboard to makes notes and draw sketches.