How to Make a Chalkboard Wall
How to Make a Chalkboard Wall: Last year, we updated my teenage daughter’s bedroom with a wall that is completely covered in chalkboard paint, and it’s one of the best decisions we’ve ever made and has provided her with a wonderful avenue to display her creativity. The way she’s used it has been unforeseen and amazing!
About once a month, she updates her wall with a new quote or inspirational message and a correlating image.
Here’s an example of her most recent creation:
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How to Make a Chalkboard Wall:
In Texas, we have textured walls, which creates a unique challenge.
Because we weren’t sure how our chalkboard would turn out, or how my teenager would like it, we wanted something that could easily revert back to it’s original state. The wall we started with was almost 12′ wide and 8′ tall. Here’s how we did it…
- 3 sheets of thin particle board with a smooth finish (each sheet is 4′ x 8′)
- Chalkboard Paint
- Tape Measure & Pencil
- Circular Saw
- Drill with Screwdriver bit
- Small Spackle knife
- Palm Sander
- Large sponge
- Cut the sheets of particle board to fit the desired height and width of the wall.
- Mount to wall studs with screws.
- Cover seams with Spackle and sand smooth.
- Wipe down entire surface with a damp sponge and wait to dry.
- Apply one coat of primer (tint optional), and allow to dry thoroughly.
- Apply 2-3 separate coats of chalkboard paint, allowing to thoroughly dry between coats (see manufacturer recommendations).
Your artist is ready to go!!
What creativity will be released in your child with a Chalkboard Wall?!?
Of course, you don’t need to cover an entire wall.
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