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Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Homemade chalkboard paint: Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Homemade chalkboard paint: Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

The Definitive Guide To Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes :: Hometalk

The Definitive Guide To Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes

Chalkboard contact paper - cut into labels, stick on cans or glass jars, re-use for different things, just write on the label!  Also stick on front of Ikea sliding drawers to label (easier than painting chalkboard on that surface)    Chalkboard sheets too: http://www.amazon.com/Wallies-Stick-Chalkboard-Sheet-Slate/dp/B0016KQZGQ

Chalkboard contact paper - cut into labels, stick on cans or glass jars, re-use for different things, just write on the label! Also stick on front of Ikea sliding drawers to label (easier than painting chalkboard on that surface) Chalkboard sheets too: http://www.amazon.com/Wallies-Stick-Chalkboard-Sheet-Slate/dp/B0016KQZGQ

have tried a few recipes, but this one seems to make a better "thickness" (others have made the paint watery).  Trying now on a table!

have tried a few recipes, but this one seems to make a better "thickness" (others have made the paint watery). Trying now on a table!

You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

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You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

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