We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties, so we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it’s really easy!
We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here’s how you too can create your own chalkboard paint…
-1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!)
-1 tablespoon unsanded grout
-mixing cup or bowl
1. Measure out your paint and grout. The unsanded grout is a fine powder so be sure to work in a well ventilated area.
2. Stir the grout into the paint until no lumps remain.
3. Paint your surface with your new custom chalkboard paint! The paint will begin to harden once it is mixed, so only mix what you need at one time as it won’t store as well as other paints.
Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. To slate a chalkboard lightly rub chalk along the surface and then lightly rub it off.
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A great hobby to have is to paint. You don’t need formal art training to take on painting as a hobby. If you don’t employ chalk pens, in which case you have zero dust – and covering a wall in chalkboard paint doesn’t look that a lot harder than whiteboard fabric – presuming that you intend the paint-on stuff.
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Unless you use chalk pens, in which case you have no dust – and covering a wall in chalkboard paint doesn’t seem that much more difficult than whiteboard material – assuming you mean the paint-on stuff. If you’re talking about just hanging a whiteboard or an adhesive whiteboard, then sure – but that’s a whole different kind of solution.
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What is, and where do I find “unsanded grout” here in the UK?
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