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Season Chalkboard | Once paint has fully dried on the walls, season the chalkboard surface. This prevents writing from being "burned into" the surface. To season the chalkboard, hold a piece of chalk flat lengthwise against the wall and cover the entire surface. Tip: Wipe with a dry paper towel for a smeary, vintage look or with a wet cloth for a cleaner look.