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Creating and Painting a Chalkboard

What a beautiful and original idea to use a frame to create a chalkboard where you can write down your daily thoughts, add some small decorations on the shelf and even hang some beautiful decorative elements of your choice.

The beautiful Nature green and the gorgeous orange tone of the Grapefruit colour give character to this wall piece.

With the arrival of the beautiful spring season, these two beautiful shades from Colorantic will bring a sunny touch to your furniture! So today I present to you my fully recycled chalkboard, reminiscent of spring!

Not to mention that by recycling old furniture, you give them a second life with Colorantic chalk paint, which adheres well to all surfaces.

By reading the following, you will learn all my secrets for this upgrade.


The preparation

First, all surfaces need to be cleaned to help paint adhesion. Colorantic Varnish Cleaner and Remover removes all dirt and impurities, such as oil or other greasy substances that may have accumulated over the years.

  • Spray, let it sit for 30 minutes, and rinse. It is very important to rinse thoroughly twice with a damp cloth to remove all residues.
  • Once the surfaces are dry, you can lightly sand everything using the Colorantic Sanding Block.

For this project, a primer was not necessary as I wanted to bring out the wood underneath to give it a vintage boho look.

Applying paint for a Boho effect

Firstly, the Grapefruit colour was applied to the entire surface. Even though Colorantic chalk paint dries very quickly, I waited an hour before applying the second colour. I chose Nature green to highlight the angles, corners and darken the sides. One coat was sufficient.

I let the paint dry for a good hour before starting the sanding process to achieve the desired effect. Although I could have started sanding after 30 minutes without any issues.

In desired areas, I emphasized sanding a bit more to bring out the wood colour through the layers of paint.

Creating the chalkboard

I installed a panel behind the wooden frame and painted it with the Night color: turning it into a chalkboard. All Colorantic chalk-based paints can be used to create a chalkboard!

To create a chalkboard, three coats of paint are recommended. Lightly sand between each coat. Once the paint is dry, rub a chalkboard chalk vertically and wipe it off. You can then start using your new chalkboard.

Colorantic also offers its new blackboard paint, which is more liquid and ideal for large surfaces.

The Last Step

For the final step, the Colorantic Natural Beeswax was applied to all surfaces (except the black part). Let it dry well and hang it in the place of your choice!

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