How To Create A Chalkboard Wall

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You’ll be the envy of your neighbors with this fun and trendy chalkboard wall. Keep track of the day’s events, shopping lists, reminders and more! Roll on Rust-Oleum® Chalk Board Paint and let the fun begin!


Foam roller (1/4” to 3/8” nap) and frame

Drop cloth
Painter’s tape
Roller tray
1 Quart of Rust-Oleum Chalk Board Paint
Chalk or chalk pens
Clean cloth or eraser

1. PREPARE: Cover nearby items with a drop cloth to protect against paint splatter. Clean all surfaces thoroughly with soap and water. Use painter’s tape to create a border for your chalkboard wall.

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2. PAINT: Mix the paint thoroughly. Use a foam roller to apply the Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush Paint to the wall. Avoid excessive rolling and use light, even strokes to ensure an even and smooth finish. Wait one hour then apply a second coat. Repeat a third time.

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3. FINISH: Allow paint to dry for 3 days. Once cured, condition your surface by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface and erasing.

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Liana Cole