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DIY: Chalkboard Paint

January 6, 2016 | DIY, Interest

Looking for something new for your walls? Chalkboard paint is the next big thing for home decor, but it can definitely be expensive. What if I told you that you could make DIY chalkboard paint with ordinary craft supplies for CHEAP? Check it out! All you need is a few simple things and you’ll be drawing on your accent wall for years to come.

What you’ll need:
2 tablespoon Plaster of Paris
1 tablespoon Water
3 tablespoon Acrylic paint, matte finish, any color
Foam brush for painting

Measure out the water and add to your chosen container (note: this should be the container you plan to paint out of)
Add Plaster of Paris to water and mix well, working out any clumps.
Pour in your chosen acrylic paint and continue to stir, again working any clumps out.
Once chalkboard paint is mixed, it should be used immediately. Chalkboard paint will harden even in a closed container, though you can try adding more water to save it (1/2 tsp at a time).
For durability, apply 3 coats of chalkboard paint with a foam brush. Allow to completely dry between coats.

Once the third coat is dry, it’s recommended to rub chalk all over the surface in order to temper it, then wipe off the chalk with a soft towel.