Want to make your own blackboard or write-able surface? You don’t have to stick with just black! We show you how to make all sorts of chalkboard paint colors for cheap…
Options #1 & #2: Buy Colored Chalk Paint
Surprisingly, you can buy chalkboard paint in a variety of different colors. All you do is go to your local paint store or home improvement store and buy tint-able chalkboard paint. Next, have the person at the paint counter tint it to one of the 12 chalkboard paint color options.
Option #3: Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint Color
Tip: You can easily mix colored chalkboard paint yourself. It’s almost as easy as having the store tint the paint for you. Plus, this simple trick saves you a lot of money (and you’re not limited to only 12 colors).
Simple Steps to Make Chalk Paint:
First, buy a can of flax latex paint. Next, mix in some tile grout, baking soda, corn starch or plaster of paris. You can find the DIY chalkboard paint recipes here.
Yes, that’s all there is to it. On other words, you don’t have to purchase expensive ingredients or follow a complicated formula. In fact, with chalkboard paint recipes this simple, why buy store-made chalk paint, right?
Note: By the way, these ingredients all work equally as well. Consequently, many people basically use whichever ingredient the happen to have on hand. (This cuts the cost even more!)
Therefore, any paint color you can find at your paint store is available to you as a chalkboard color. Create a color to match the existing walls in your house, your kitchen appliances, furniture or something else. In fact, I’m thinking of even more ideas as I write this!
Note: Use paint without primer when making your own chalk paint because the primer tends to gunk up to “chalk” additives.
That’s all there is to it. Now, you may find yourself using chalk paint more often, right? I’ve actually found lots of reasons to paint cabinets and furniture with colored chalk paint. The matte finish has a sophisticated look, not to mention, flat paint is very forgiving if you are new to painting furniture.