- Flat-finish Latex Paint (any color)
- Tile Grout (unsanded)
- Painter’s Tape
- Sponge Roller or Sponge Brush
- Dust Cloth
- Paint/Grout ratio = 8:1 (Example: Mix 1 tablespoon of grout with 1 cup of paint)
- Sift the grout into the paint to remove any large clumps. Stir until homogeneous.
- Clean and dry the area to be painted.
- Prime the area to be painted and allow to dry.
- Tape off the area and then apply chalkboard paint with a sponge roller or sponge brush to achieve a smooth finish. (Apply in several thin coats for best finish)
- Lightly sand the painted area to remove any high spots or inconsistency.
- Wipe clean with a damp dust cloth.
- Pre-condition the new chalkboard by turning a piece of chalk on edge and rubbing the entire surface of the board. Wipe away the residue with a damp sponge. By doing this it will reduce permanent “ghosting” of the first few things you write on the board. Using less-dense “artist’s” chalk will also make erasing much easier.