Chalkboard paint recommendation

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Old 02-20-18, 01:12 PM
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Chalkboard paint recommendation

Hello,

I have a project where I want to be able to apply and write on a 24"x36" board with chalk.

It seems when I am doing some searching there is a chalkboard paint that folks use and do not write on. It makes search difficult for what I am trying to do.

Anyone have an recommendations for paint that will allow for this?

If not perhaps it is best that I buy some slate chalkboards for this but they seem expensive. Anyone have any ideas where I could come up with these if nothing else. I need them about 24"x36"

Any help would be appreciated.

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While I've applied chalkboard paint a time or two, I've never stuck around to see how well it preformed - it was always a paint that the customer supplied. Hopefully some of the others will know more.
 
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What is the substrate that you will be painting on? Is it wood, drywall, ???? Have used it once so may or may not be able to help, but more info is needed.
 
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Thanks for the replies.

It will be placed on wood. I am needing to create a few signs for outside of some local small store fronts that you can fold together and write the daily specials and so forth on.

Does that help?
 
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I would assume a sanded plywood that has a smooth finish. Would be a cabinet grade ply such as oak or birch. Birch I think would be better. Make sure you prime the wood with a couple of coats of primer. Then you can spray on your chalk paint and give it at least 3 layers. Use masking tape to create a border to make your "A" frame sign look polished. I had made over the holidays bamboo cutting trays with chalk paint for decorative gifts for relatives. Had to prime the bamboo cutting boards first and then spray on the decorative chalk paint. Note, my primer was from a spray can as was the chalk paint.
 
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Thanks for the info. Do you have any link references by chance to what you used?

I like your boarder idea but let me make sure I am understanding correctly. Prime first, mask off the boarder and spray with a dark chalk paint?

You were able to write with chalk, chalk pens and such on it and clean off easily?
 
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