I love chalk. I like the way it feels in my hands and I really like colored chalk. So when I saw chalk spray paint in Michael’s a week or so ago, I knew that I had to give it a try.
The chalkboard spray paint turns almost any surface into a chalkboard. Today I’m going to share my first of what will probably be many adventures with chalkboard paint.
Label wine glasses with chalk for your next party instead of using wine markers. I purchased some inexpensive wine glasses from TJ Maxx. This was a splurge at $7.99, but the 4 glasses came in a box. The box protects the glasses and makes a better presentation for gift giving.
Since I only wanted to paint the base of the glass, I taped blue masking tape around the stem of the wine glass.
Make sure the surface to be painted is dry and clean. Then, carefully spray two coats of the chalkboard spray paint on the glass. I allowed about 20 minutes between the coats of paint.
The paint should dry overnight. Before using the surface for the first time, you’ll need to cure the chalkboard. Take plain white chalk and rub the side all over the entire chalkboard surface. Then clean with water, dry, and personalize as you wish.
- Wash these chalk board creations by hand.
- Spray a light coat of chalk board paint. It’s better to use 2 light coats of paint than to have a heavy coat.
- Lightly sand smooth surfaces before painting if desired.
- Chalk board paint is also available in green.
- Chalk markers work better than hand held pieces of chalk, particularly when writing on a small surface.
The possibilities with chalk board paint or endless. My current projects include something sweet for a baby shower and some storage bins for my classroom.
Where would you use the chalkboard paint?
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