How to Make a DIY Chalkboard?

For all those who don`t have a chalkboard in their home, you should have one, because it is both functional and fun. You can also make a DIY chalkboard at home without much difficulty. You can make a simple chalkboard as well as a fancy one without beautiful boarder and frame. So if you are one who know how to use woodworking tools and know how to manage things on your own, then you can go for a fancy one, but if you are a beginner and don`t know how to finish of things properly then the best thing is to make a simple one. Following are the material and tools you will require.

  • Wood as per your desired chalkboard size. You can buy poplar or pine wood for your board and get it cut from the shop as per your required size.
  • Paintbrush
  • Primer
  • Foam paint roller
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Wall hooks

After getting all the material you should start off with your DIY chalkboard project. First of all you have to coat the primer on the board. If there is any leftover primer from any project you can use that too, but make sure that it should not be stained. Now you should wait for the primer to get dried so that you can apply two coats of chalkboard paint. You should also let the first paint coat get dried before you make the second coat. With this you are almost done with your DIY chalkboard project. The only thing that is left is its hanging on the wall. For this you can use d-ring hangers because it can help the chalkboard in hanging flat against the wall. These hangers are rarely noticeable. You can also paint these as per your wall color. Now you can easily use it for your fun activities as well as for important reminders.

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