Honeysuckle and Chalkboard Paints

I spend quite a bit of time in my home office, mostly telecommuting for my job. I decided it needed a facelift. For the first project, I wanted a chalkboard wall. Over the weekend I painted a wall with black chalkboard paint. I used one quart of Valspar, two coats. I considered Dry Erase by Rust-Oleum, but one container covered only 7 by 7 feet and my wall was 8 by 11 feet. I used my regular paintbrush and roller. I was worried the brush lines would show, but it didn’t, so you don’t need to use a foam brush.

Like any paint project, it's good to

Like any paint project, it’s good to “cut in” first. –photo by nora paige davis.

My lovely husband, Dave, found me a chalkboard eraser. He’s been teaching for more than twenty-five years and remembers when chalkboards were in every classroom. Apparently they are no longer in demand and have been replaced by dry erase boards. Continue reading