Creating chalkboard paint is actually a very very easy process. For some reason I imaged it being an in depth endeavor. It wasn’t.
All you need to make chalkboard paint is:
- Plaster of Paris (Get the same size! I bought the giant tube and will NEVER go through the whole thing)
- Large bowl for mixing paint
- Measuring cups
- Paint stirring stick
The ratio I used was 2:1:1. 2 parts of paint to 1 part of Plaster of Paris & 1 part water.
In a mixing bowl I added 1 cup of Plaster of Paris, 1 cup of water and mixed it all together. Then I added 2 cups of paint to the mixture and mixed it all together.
While mixing everything together it is important to get all of the lumps broken up and mixed in. It might take some time but it is well worth it.
After everything was mixed together I grabbed the paint roller and got to work on the giant chalkboard. The mixture is a lot more runny than normal paint, so if you try this at home make sure that you protect your flooring & clothes before you start.
The chalkboard ended up needing 4 coats of paint to give it a completely even coloring.
Then came the hardest part! Waiting for it to dry before I could
play with test out the pretty new chalkboard. I could not wait to practice my LETTERING skills…