How to Apply Chalkboard Paint

There are many wonderful chalkboard paint ideas including;

    • creating a menu board
    • coating a table tennis table
    • make a To Do list board
    • build a board for family communication with individual activities and commitments

how to apply haymres chalkboard paint

Transform any Surface into a Chalkboard

Using black coloured chalkboard paint to create a simple blackboard is an effective way to add some organisation in an adult space or encourage creativity within a child’s playroom.

Hot tip: make sure you have a mat or wooden floorboards underneath, as chalk and carpet are not the best combination.

Steps for Applying Chalkboard Paint

1. Ensure the surface is free of all chalk dust, dirt and grease.

2. Glossy surfaces will need to be sanded flat to provide good adhesion.

3. On more porous substrates like concrete, hard wood or cement sheet, surfaces should be sealed and undercoated with a solvent based system.

4. Thorough sanding with fine paper should be carried out to minimise brush marks.

5. For best results use two coats of Haymes Chalkboard Paint and allow 24 hours to dry. Haymes Chalkboard Paint dries to a smooth finish for easy cleaning.

Note: Our chalkboard paint is available in 250mL - for coverage up to 16 square metres per litre (depending on surface porosity and how it is applied), 500mL, 1L and 4L cans.

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