Chalkboard spray paint is great! It can change the appearance of any surface and give it an artistic edge. This medium is not limited to classrooms or sidewalks. Chalkboard spray paint does wonders on any item it comes in contact with. If you’re thinking of upgrading the look of your home, consider using chalkboard spray paint on your household items.
Survey the Surface
If you’re planning on using the spray paint on a wooden or glass surface, you’ll need to sand it first. Never attempt to use chalkboard spray paint on a bumpy surface.
If the surface is not smooth, you won’t get the results you want. Instead, you could damage your items. Wipe away the dust from the sanding with a dry rag before applying the paint.
Wrap the Area
Apply tape to anything you don’t plan to paint. You could also use a cover like newspaper to protect the rest of the object. Make sure you’re using painter’s tape that’s a different color than the paint.
If you use a newspaper or an old sheet, secure the covering to the surface. You wouldn’t want it to move and accidentally spray a portion of the item you didn’t want to decorate.
Use a Primer
Never paint anything without adding a layer of primer first. Chalkboard paints are no different. Spray a paint primer over the surface. Some specialists might tell you to use any primer, but ask your provider if there is a designated primer for chalkboard paint.
Buy enough primer to cover the entire surface. Don’t attempt to use the chalkboard spray paint until the primer is dry. It shouldn’t take long to dry—about 30 minutes.
Spray a Coat
Now comes the fun part! Take your can of chalkboard spray paint and spray the paint over the primer. Cover the entire surface and allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
The drying time depends on the paint’s thickness and the weather conditions (if you’re painting outside). At Chalk Ink, we can offer you timing recommendations so you know how long to wait before your next attempt.
Repeat & Check
Check the surface to ensure it’s dry. Lightly sand the dry chalkboard and wipe the dust away with a rag. Spray another coat onto the surface and allow 72 hours of drying time.
Finally, lay a piece of chalk on the board and rub it in thoroughly. This will condition the surface and ensure you applied it correctly. Wipe away the chalk and remove the painter’s tape. Now, you’re ready to decorate and design whatever you want!
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