Painting a chalkboard

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A long time ago, we bought this magnetic white board from Costco. The back side is just aluminium so I thought of painting it with Chalkboard paint. One day when Didi was napping, off Max and I went to work at the back patio. First, we prepare the board and tape the side with painting tape:

We use this: chalkboard paint - $4 from Walmart.

We also use this painting sponge. I tried using brush but the sponge works better.

After first coat of paint:

It took us four coat (giving about an hour to dry between each coat - on a very hot day) of paint. After 24 hours and about 399 "Is it ready yet, Ma?" It is finally ready to be used. Woohoo!

I still have 1/2 bottle of the chalkboard paint left, hmmm... what should I paint next? :)

1 comment:

  1. Very cool !! Koko Maxie needs to show Aunty how to make this :)