After I finished my Chalkboard Art, my kids wanted to draw on them (not that I was surprised). I had plenty of leftover chalkboard paint and an Ikea children's table that I didn't know what to do with. The kids rarely used the table and I had even thought of getting rid of it. I'm glad that I didn't!
Chalkboard Paint (I tried the spay paint and hated it...get the can of paint instead)
Smooth Sponge Brush or Roller.
Chalk (I used sidewalk chalk)
and, of course, some sort of surface that you want to be chalkboard
|I wanted to make a white border so I didn't sand the entire top.|
|I used the Painter's Tape to create a border.|
|Then I sanded the exposed area.|
|When painting, keep it as smooth as possible. Put on 3 or more coats. Let it dry between each coat.|
|Wait for it to be completely dry, then peel away the tape at an angle.|
|IMPORTANT - Let it sit for 2-3 days.|
|You MUST condition the blackboard first by running chalk over the entire surface.|
|Wipe it down.|
|Now it's ready for writing!|