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Keep your to-do list close at hand with a chalkboard wall. It's a fun accent that's perfect for sharing family info, from grocery lists to carpool schedules. Don't worry — you got this!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Prepare the surface
First, remove loose paint and lightly sand the surface, then clean with soap and water, rinse and let dry.
Then, if necessary, apply a primer to any unpainted surface and let dry for at least 2 hours.
Stir the paint
Stir the chalkboard paint thoroughly.
Apply paint evenly across surface
Using a good quality brush or a roller designed to give a smooth finish, apply an even coat. Try to avoid excessive brushing or rolling.
Let dry and apply a second coat
Let it dry for four hours before applying a second coat. After the second coat is applied let it dry for three days before use.
Season the chalkboard
To provide the best erasability, rub the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface of the chalk wall, and erase. The thin layer of chalk dust will act as a barrier.