Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

The following is a great post from A Beautiful Mess on how to make your own chalkboard paint in any color. Not only is this a fuin activity to make, but you can use the new chalk boards to practice letters, numbers, writing, leave messages and draw pictures together!

Chalkboard paint suppliesSupplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!), 1 tablespoon unsanded grout (this can be purchased at most hardware/home improvement stores, we got ours at Home Depot), mixing cup or bowl, spoon, paint brush and an object or board you plan to paint on.
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Chalkboard 22. 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.
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Chalkboard 4Once 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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