I love chalkboard paint. I have paid for the expensive cans of it on many occasions. It wasn't until recently that I learned this trick that will save me a pure fortune! You can make you own chalkboard paint out of any paint you have. It is frugal, and easy. I LOVE IT!
I have a couple projects I am working on right now for my 5 year old bedroom re-do. I love to make surfaces that she can doodle on. All you need is some non-sanded powdered tile grout or powdered wall plaster, and your paint. That is it. A good ratio to use is 1 part grout to 8 parts paint. Mix well and paint as you normally would. I recommend painting 2 coats for even coverage.
Once dry, Get your chalkboard ready for drawing by rubbing the board with chalk. Wipe it off with a dry towel in circular strokes. After that you are good to go!
The sky is the limit with this simple recipe. Paint furniture, walls, and more without spending a fortune!
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.