Should I Apply Chalkboard Paint To Walls?

Chalkboard paint is a great option for walls in a playroom or a child's bedroom. This paint replicates the surface of a chalkboard so children, and even adults, can spend time drawing on the walls and creating murals. Clean-up is a breeze, too.

Not for Every Room

The first thing to realize about adding some chalkboard paint to a room is that it isn't for every room in the house. Use it only in those rooms where the kids will be playing and creating.

Apply Like Most Paint

Chalkboard paint is like most paints when you apply it but it is a little thicker to give it that chalkboard hardness when it dries.

Clean the Wall

Before you paint, it is very important to make sure the wall is clean. Use a sponge, warm water and soap to complete the process. Any impurities on the wall will cause the chalkboard paint to have bumps, lines or scratches in the finish.

Frame It In

Give your chalkboard-painted wall a finished look by adding a wooden frame or decorative trim around the area. Finishing it off not only gives it a better look but also shows the kids where they can use the chalk and where they can not.