I need some advice about blackboard paint. We recently made the decision to convert my husbands “man cave” into a playroom for our daughter. We want to paint one of the walls with blackboard paint but want to ensure it doesn’t darken the room too much. Has anyone got some advice on choosing the right wall? Should it be opposite a window? And once the right wall is chosen any advice on the best paint and any hints or tips on getting the best finish?
I painted a plaster wall in my kitchen with chalkboard paint and it doesn't really do the job! The chalk is impossible to remove and I find that it leaves a written shadow even after I have washed it off. It really doesn't look great and I'm planning to remove it at some point.
I would recommend attaching something to the wall first - maybe mdf or plywood? This should ensure a smooth surface!
Nice tip @KingStreetReno, the plasterboard must be too uneven a surface. Typically I've seen blackboard paint used on kitchen cabinetry and pantry doors like the pic below.
@Jason We ended up sticking with our original plans to paint directly onto the wall and see how it went. We put 3 coats on and it looks great, we haven't had a chance to activate the chalkboard yet by coating the wall with chalk and removing it! I'll let you know how that goes
Thanks for the update @Gwandalan_Tales. I'm sure other community members will be inspired by what you have done.
@KingStreetReno - try cleaning your blackboard with flat coke. It may sound ridiculous but it works.