Do's And Don't of Using Chalkboard Paint
You might be wondering what in the world is chalkboard paint. It's paint that you can put on any surface that will convert the surface into a usable chalkboard. You can erase and draw on it just like your standard chalkboard.
Okay, now that you know what it is, you might be wondering what you do with it. Well, here are some tips about the do’s and don’ts of using chalkboard paint.
Reasons for using chalkboard paint:
Reasons to “pump the brakes” on using chalkboard paint:
Planning and Time: you will have to use at least three coats of paints, and you have to wait until each layer dries before applying the next one. After the last coat of chalkboard paint, you have to wait a week before you can get creative.
Don’t go full throttle: you should start with just using the chalkboard paint to accent your walls before doing all the walls in a room
Cost: chalkboard paint isn’t cheap. If you are considering chalkboard paint spray, you will be spending even more money.
Allergies & Dust: If you or anyone in your house has asthma or any respiratory problems, you want to consider this before you begin the job. Being allergic to chalk dust is real and chalk dust drifting in the air is an irritant.
Damage and Repainting: chalkboard painting necessitates many layers. To change your walls back, you must strip the walls with sanding.
Preparing your Walls for Chalkboard Paint
Start by applying tinted primer to the area, making sure the primer closely matches the color you’re using. Chalkboard paint is available in an assortment of colors. Make sure to prime with the best color match you can get.
Then, apply a layer of chalkboard paint. Allow it to dry and reapply until you have the color hue you desire. If you need more help, call a painting contractor in Rochester, NY for assistance.
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