Do you want to create a giant chalkboard wall – without having to paint it? This chalkboard wallpaper is super simple to install because it has a peel-and-stick backing and doesn’t require messy glue.
Easy, DIY Chalkboard Wall Comes as a Ready-to-Install Kit:
Making a chalkboard wall can’t get any easier than this. Even if you have never hung a wall mural before, you can do this. All you’ll need is a pair of scissors or knife to cut the paper.
In addition, you can easily re-position this wallpaper as you stick it to the wall. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about making a mistake.
The roll of paper included step-by-step instructions. However, I focused on 3 main steps for installation.
- Make sure the wall is clean prior to hanging the wallpaper.
- Move from one side of the room to the other, starting at the top of the wall, moving down.
- Smooth out any air bubbles as you go, either with your hand or something like a plastic putty knife.
Then, you can actually remove the chalkboard contact paper simply by peeling it off the wall. It won’t damage the underlying surface. (This factor makes this wall covering great for renters as well as homeowners!)
When I first heard about this effortless removal, I assumed that the adhesive backing wasn’t very strong. So, I figured the decal might detach itself from the wall and peel away.
Will This Wall Decal Really Stick?
However, I now know (from personal experience) that this giant chalkboard decal has plenty of sticky-ness. Just make sure you apply it on a flat painted wall, preferably with a satin or semi-gloss finish.
This product is a breeze to clean, simply wipe down the surface with a damp cloth. Any chalk residue easily rubs off because the decal paper is waterproof and non-porous.
Note: Furthermore, you can actually install Tempaper in a kitchen or bathroom. The product resists both heat and moisture (even steam), so you can have a blackboard is places you might not have thought possible.
More Chalkboard Wall Ideas:
You also don’t have to cover an entire wall. For example, you can turn an accent wall or a door into a chalkboard, or maybe just the wall area underneath a chair railing.
People have used peel-and-stick chalkboard wallpaper on more than just walls. Think headboards, bookshelves, stair risers, furniture, cabinet doors and even tabletops. So get creative!
Note: By the way, each roll of wallpaper covers 28 square feet. So, for example, let’s say you want to cover a wall that measures 8 feet tall by 13 feet wide. You would need 4 rolls.
Specs for Chalkboard Wallpaper:
- Dimensions: 16’6″ Long x 20.5″ Wide x .13″ Thick
- Coverage Area: 28 Square Feet
- Weight: 2 lbs
- Color: Matte Black (also comes in white dry erase version)
- Peel and Stick: No paste Needed
- Model #: CH10587
- Brand: Tempaper
- Phone: 732-920-2654
- Made in the USA
- For Sale: Where to Buy the Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
Magnetic Chalkboard Contact Paper VS Wallpaper:
If you want to create a magnetic surface, you can use magnetic contact paper instead of regular chalkboard wallpaper.
Installation works virtually he same way, since both types have a peel-and-stick backing.
However, the magnetic version costs quite a bit more (more than 3 times as much). It has an iron material within the paper that attracts magnets, and therefore makes the contact paper more pricey.
Plus, it only comes in a smaller 48″ x 24″ size. In other words, it’s not ideal for covering an entire wall.
That said, magnetic chalkboard paper still provides a good option for covering refrigerators, cabinet doors or tabletops. For example, it may cost a little more than magnetic paint/primer, but it can save you a bunch of time and a lot of work.
Note: This magnetic paper also comes with additional items. The package includes dust free chalk, an eraser cloth (and a self-adhesive hook from which to hang it) and magnetic letter stickers.
Plus, the waterproof surface cleans really easily and works with both regular and liquid chalk markers. (Not all chalkboard-painted surfaces work with liquid chalk, because the surface may be porous.)
Simply cut the chalkboard sticker paper to the size you want with a pair of scissors or a knife.
Compared to painting, contact paper allows you to achieve a clean edge without taping. Plus, you don’t have to worry about brush marks. =)
Then, peel off the backing and adhere to the desired surface.
If you want a larger roll of magnetic chalkboard wallpaper, you can buy it in bulk here.