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Chalkboard Wall

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Clear Chalkboard Wall After
  • Estimated Time

    4 Hours

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • 1/4" to 3/8" Nap Paint Roller
    • Painter's Tape
    • Drop Cloth
    • Paint Tray
    • Stir Stick

Clear chalkboard paint lets you write an erasable message on any wall. Learn how to use Rust-Oleum Clear Chalkboard Paint over any color wall paint to create a write-on surface in your home.

Lay your drop cloth beneath the wall or surface you want to paint. With painter's tape, mask off any areas you don't want to cover in Clear Chalkboard Paint. Use a good quality synthetic brush or a ¼” to ⅜” nap roller or foam roller to apply the paint. Use light, even strokes to ensure an even and smooth finish. 

Clear Chalkboard Paint dries to touch in 30 minutes, to handle in 2 hours and is fully dry in 2-4 hours. It may be recoated after 4 hours. Allow the paint to cure for three days before using it as a writeable surface. 

After three days, the chalkboard finish is ready for use. Before writing, condition the surface by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface and then erase it. This will leave a coat of chalk dust that will allow for the best erasability. Surfaces painted with Rust-Oleum Clear Chalkboard Paint can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Wait 7 days after painting before wiping it down. Repeat conditioning step after cleaning.