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  • Rachel Stratford

    Outdoor Chalkboard: Get a 4 x 8 plywood sheet and mix a chalkboard-colored outdoor paint with unsanded tile grout: 1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps. Can you not use chalkboard paint outside? Also I love the idea of the chalkboard being outside because chalk dust would be a pain in the house. 2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry. 3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust. 4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

  • Kristen Cassidy

    Outdoor chalkboard wall! Really smart for kids who like to draw on walls! Haha

  • Melissa Gunter

    Outdoor Chalkboard: Get a 4 x 8 plywood sheet and mix up chalkboard paint to match the house trim or the brick. Let kids have at it when we're entertaining!

  • Thad Huff

    Best Idea of the My kids will love to find an old school to break into and snag their chalk board! Maybe one of those huge erasers to go with it.

  • Daniella Esparza-Gutierrez

    outdoor play area, think I might chalkboard paint some of the fence

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Perfect for my wall in the garage...girls can play school and make a chalk mess outside :)

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Started by getting a 4 x 8 plywood sheet, mixed an outdoor paint with sanded grout in a color that looks like chalkboard because we couldn't find a chalkboard paint that is made for the outdoors. By the end of the weekend the board was in use. Got the recipe for the paint/grout mixture online and to our surprise it works great.