Have you used chalk paint?
I'm in a DIY phase and want to jazz up a room. Is just for furniture or can I use it on walls, too? Is it easy to use? Can I make my own?
A few years ago my roommate used the stuff on a piece of wood that we screwed onto the wall. The idea of it was nice, and friends loved to leave us notes but the chalk itself made quite a mess. I just found a picture of the board but what is written on it is soo NSFW I better not post!lol
I didn't realize how vulgar my friends were back in the day. haharead more collapse
Can you clarify if you mean chalkboard paint or "chalk paint," which is a different thing altogether?
If you're asking about chalkboard paint, I'm in complete agreement with the first two responses. Having grown up with black chalkboards in class rooms, I can't imagine why anyone would want the kind of mess chalk leaves, not even on a small patch of wall or in a frame. As to aftermath, I once painted a bedroom wall navy blue and needed five coats of primer and paint to cover it. I doubt chalkboard paint is any easier to cover.
On the other hand, if you're looking for "chalk paint," a google search will yield bunches of info. You might want to start here: http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/paint-stain-and-wallpaper/diy-chalk-paint/articleread more collapse
Edit : I am assuming that you mean chalkboard paint, for the purposes of this answer.
I have seen cute projects directly on walls, a friend who is an artist incorporates sections into murals, in children's rooms and lounges, and she said that the coverage is great. 1-2 coats over dark primer. As with any painting prep is key. She said it worked best on super smooth walls.
OTOH, I had another friend lose part of a security deposit, due to the difficulty she had covering some up when she moved. It just kept bleeding through, even after a coat of kills. If you aren't sure, maybe do a section on thin board, in a giant frame from almost any thrift store? I can picture a gallery of them, in fun colors, with matching colored chalk.
Odd timing on this question, just had a conversation with someone today, who has a phobia about chalk. Now I am wondering how they would react to pastels.read more collapse
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