Chalkboards are very popular in décor as they allow leaving messages, images, pics and other stuff, they are interactive and create a dialogue. Chalkboard aren’t only for classrooms or offices, you find chalkboard surfaces everywhere: in kids’ rooms, in hallways, chalkboard backsplashes, which are very practical and easy to maintain, chalkboard pots and planters, whole walls to develops kids’ creativity and headboards to leave love messages to each other. Chalkboard walls in the kitchen and dining rooms allow leaving a menu or shopping lists on them, in the bedroom you can leave messages to your partner wishing good morning; chalkboard tables inspire kids’ creativity and chalkboard snack tables allow you writing the names of dishes right on them. Of course, you can buy all these furniture pieces or you can buy some chalkboard paint and create your personalized decor. Another idea is to make some chalkboard paint fast at home, this is budget-friendly and you can make your own special shades and colors, not only classic black. There are several ways to mix chalkboard paints, so read these tutorials to make some.
The first tutorial will tell you how to make chalkboard paint of Plaster of Paris, some water and acrylic paint, matte finish in any color. Read how to make it yourself.
Another recipe contains non-sanded grout and latex paint in any color. Ensure that all the grout is mixed in — otherwise, the granules may be visible on the chalkboard. To make that classic black chalkboard take black paint and mix it with white ceiling paint.
This tutorial says about the same main ingredients: powdered, non-sanded tile grout and latex paint of any color you want. Proper preparation of the surface is important because it will give better results and can make the paint job last longer. Clean the surface completely to remove any dirt or imperfections.
This project is dedicated to making colorful chalk paints. Take unsanded grout and acrylic paints in any shade you like. Stir the grout into the paint until no lumps remain. Make turquoise, red, coral, pink, green, blue and black chalk paints, have fun!
Plasterof Paris mixed with latex paint can give perfect chalkboard paint. Test your paint on something just to see if you’re comfortable with the consistency. This mixture worked well for me, but if it feels too thick, just add a little water or even paint.
Take non-sanded grout and acrylic paints, then stir them well. Decorate everything you want: furniture, planters, rocks, cups, dishes and so on.
I totally love the shade of chalkboard paints made and used here, it’s grayish blue, so pastel and delicate! Mix grout with acrylic paints of corresponding colors and voila, go paint everything you want!
Unsanded grout with grey paint will make your surface medium grey and cool for chalking on it. Read the full tutorial to make this kind of paint.
This tray and glasses were covered with chalkboard paint of latex paints and grout. Mix them in the right proportions and then finish everything you like.
This tutorial will tell you how to make chalkboard paint in any shade, form pink to bright orange. Find out the whole tutorial.
These are basic recipes for making chalkboard paints, we hope that you’ll choose the best one for you and make some. Get inspired!