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How to create a chalkboard wall

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! 

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STEP 1

Prepare the surface

First, remove loose paint and lightly sand the surface, then clean with soap and water, rinse and let dry.

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STEP 2

Apply primer

Then, if necessary, apply a primer to any unpainted surface and let dry for at least 2 hours.

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STEP 3

Stir the paint

Stir the chalkboard paint thoroughly.

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STEP 4

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.

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STEP 5

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.

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STEP 6

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.

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