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Friday, May 23, 2014

Chalkboard Paint!

I have an old table from IKEA that's seen better days, so I decided to paint it with some chalkboard paint!

First it needed a little sanding, so I put on my "power tool" hat and used an electric sander to smooth it out a bit.


Then I painted the first coat, with strokes going all in one direction.


It dries really fast!
Then I did a second coat, going in the other direction.


After letting it sit overnight, I needed to "cure" it.  This consists of rubbing chalk over the whole thing (in one direction), wiping it off with a wet cloth, then repeating for the other direction.


Still a little chalk dust, but it's all ready to use now!!


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