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10 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

By Ncrimaldi @MsCareerGirl
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Chalkboard paint can refresh an old dining table or add an exciting element to a bedroom.  And, BONUS, it is easy to use.  Have you ever used it?

Once upon a time, I had a fancy “piece”.  Back in the day THIS-WAS-IT in home decor. (wink!)



So, as you can see I had good reason to try my hand at chalkboard paint.  I purchased a container of the paint and a few foam brushes at a neighborhood home improvement store.  I applied a couple coats over a few days and THAT-WAS-IT.

It now “lives” above my coffee bar.


In other chalkboard paint news

Pinterest is filled with ideas for using the special paint.  I wanted to use my pins to inspire you.

Here are my top ten choices for how to use chalkboard paint:



BONUS: DIY Recipe (from

Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.

1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

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