|Masking tape, chalk board paint (any color you like), primer, foam brushes, a level and paint supplies.|
Prime the area. if you can get the primer tinted a similar color to the chalk board paint. I didn't do this so I mixed some of the chalkboard paint into the primer and it seemed to work just fine.
|Believe it or not this primer is slightly mocha color. The chalk board paint is a nice chocolate brown.|
After the primer has dried, it only takes about an hour, you can start painting on the chalk board paint. It goes on just like regular paint but it doesn't cover very well and you'll need several coats. The CB paint takes about two hours to dry between coats. You want an even coat not real thick. I used foam brushes for this step. I think a foam roller would have worked better but I didn't have one.
|This is what it looks like after the first coat.|
|Here it is after three coats. Several thin coats are better than one thick coat because you don't want a bumpy, lumpy surface.|
After you're satisfied with the coverage and the surface is completely dry remove the tape and ta da.
Until next time,