DIY: Make your own chalkboard paint
On the walls, furniture and even appliances, slate painting is now very fashionable. And for good reason ! It is both practical, original and aesthetic. And is now far from green and slate gray colors that were found in schools of our childhood.
I like to show my creative when using the paintings and put or least expect it, like on the central island of a kitchen or on a bed head But I also like to use it to realize a painting everything from classic. I recently redecorated my son’s room with stripes and I could not resist the urge to put there also of chalkboard paint … I MADE myself!
You can find the paintings in many colors in brands like Hudson Paint. But it will cost more than 20 euros a pint, which can quickly return very expensive. The solution ? Realize yourself your painting! Not only you will make savings, but also you can get the exact color you want.
Putty without sand
Latex paint in the color of your choice
A cup or bucket to mix
A brush or roller
A paint mixer
1. Mix eight Latex paint portions with a sealant portion in a bowl or basin.
If you work with small quantities, mix one teaspoon of mastic with half a cup of paint. For larger quantities — as here — there are a cup of putty to about 2 liters of paint.
Make sure the sealant is properly diluted, otherwise you may see unevenness in the final render. I personally use a paint mixer and a 20-liter bucket: it has proved a simple and effective way to mix a large amount of paint.
Note : The sealant is generally sold in large quantities: Approximately 10 euros for a pot of 5 kilos. So are planning the coup. I knew I had to make the joints of the shower. So I chose putty without Polybend sand that I can reuse this was the time. Think about the work you have left to do and if there are none, perhaps you’ve a friend who comes to tile the entrance hall or redo his bathroom and that could give you what remains of sealant?
To eliminate the shiny appearance of the painting I found these on sale and get the traditional black coal of school boards, I mix 2 liters of black paint with 2 cups of white paint to the ceiling. I have then added the sealant.
2. Paint your surface with chalkboard paint you just realize. Prepare the surface to be painted as usual. Personally, I always pass two coats of paint, whatever the medium.
Here, I opted for a charcoal gray everything from classic. You can use the same color as the other walls of the room or opt for a different hue to create a contrast.
3. Last stage: that your table is ready to be used end, rub it with chalk and then wipe with a dry cloth forming a circular motion. And voila, all to your drawings!
I painted an entire wall with paint table in the room of my son and I then framed in the manner of a table. The result ? A nice space, ideal for playing, but also to learn.
AND YOU ?
Did you know that you could make oneself of the slate painting?