The Post About Chalkboard PaintPosted: January 31, 2012 | |
A few months ago, I decided that we had to have color, somewhere. I figured I’d start with the kids’ room. Kid’s rooms shouldn’t be white. If for no other reason than because it’s too evocative of a blank sheet of paper.
I decided that I wanted to paint most of the room a powder blue and – the fun part – do a section of the wall with chalkboard paint.
At the time, I knew nothing about chalkboard paint except that I’d seen some pictures of rooms with it online and thought it looked awesome. It was very easy to do, even for someone who had never tackled a self-done home improvement project like me.
I went to Home Depot and got a 29 oz container of Rustoleum chalkboard paint. The jar had the words “tint base” on it. That’s because there are a few colors you can use when painting your chalkboard. I know red and green were some options. I went with slate grey because I wanted a classic chalkboard look.
Then, I just taped off where I didn’t want the paint to go — that beige square was a light switch, I also created a little border — and started painting. I needed about three coats. Also, it needs to set for a few days before you use it.