How to Use Chalkboard Paint

A home office painted with chalkboard paint
Use chalkboard paint to create an erasable calendar or to-do
list in your home office.

Create a colorful, functional chalkboard in any room with
chalkboard paint that's erasable, washable, and durable.
With our Chalkboard Paint—available in any color—you can
turn any surface into a useful, fully-erasable chalkboard.

Step #1: Prepare the Surface

Once you've selected the space for your chalkboard, clean
the surface completely and repair any protruding nails or
other imperfections. Some surfaces may require a primer or
additional preparation:

•If an all-purpose primer is needed, we recommend using Fresh Start® High-Hiding All Purpose Primer  

•When applying chalkboard paint over plastic, we recommend priming with Insl-x® STIX® Bonding Primer
(SXA 110) for best results.

•Metal surfaces should be cleaned with Super Spec HP® Oil & Grease Emulsifier (P83) before applying
chalkboard paint.

•Shiny metal surfaces should be lightly sanded before the chalkboard paint is applied.

Step #2: Tape Off the Area to Be Painted

Use painter's tape to mark off a space for your chalkboard.

Step #3: Apply the Chalkboard Paint

Using a brush or roller, apply the chalkboard paint within the taped-off area. For best results, use a  
Benjamin Moore custom-blended nylon/polyester brush or short-nap roller.

Step #4: Ensure Lasting Durability

For best results, allow the painted area to cure for 3 days before using it as a chalkboard.
Then, prior to initial use, rub the entire surface with a piece of white chalk.

Helpful Hints:
•For erasing, we recommend using a clean, damp cloth or paper towel.
We do not recommend using a chalkboard eraser.

•Because of the additives used in some varieties of chalk, which can leave a residue when erased, we recommend using
light-colored chalk designed for use on chalkboards.

Ideas for Using Chalkboard Paint:
•Use decorative molding or a colorful painted border to give your chalkboard area an extra personal touch.

•Attach a ledge at the bottom of the painted space to hold your chalk.

•In children's rooms, be sure to make your chalkboard low and large enough so that younger children can reach it and
have ample space to write or draw.

•In your office or study, paint a chalkboard calendar with squares for dates. Then update your schedule whenever you

•Try a chalkboard in the kitchen for shopping lists, phone messages, and easy recipe reference.

•Think beyond your walls—use chalkboard paint on a child's table, flower pots, or colorful storage boxes.
Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint
We will help you find that perfect hue and great color combination for your project.
LaMotte's Paint & Glass  Devils Lake ND
301 4th Street NE
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Chalkboard Paint at LaMotte's
Color Choices   Red   Orange   Yellow   Green   Blue   Purple   Pink   Brown   Black/Gray   Misc
Benjamin Moore® Chalkboard Paint (308)
Available in Any Color
Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint, available in any color, lets you turn virtually any interior surface into an easy-
to-clean chalkboard. It goes on smoothly, just like other paints—and with lots of fun colors to choose from, the
blackboard no longer has to be black.
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