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Chalkboard Coffee Table Play Area

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  • Estimated Time

    3 Days

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • 1/4" to 3/8" Nap Roller Cover
    • Paint Roller
    • Drop Cloth
    • Paint Tray
    • Stir Stick
    • Chalk

Create a writable-erasable chalkboard surface on your coffee table where your little ones can play with chalk. When your kids are done playing, erase the play area and write a creative message to your family or make some art. 

Lay your drop cloth beneath where you'll be painting.  With painter's tape, mask off any areas you don't want to cover in Clear Chalkboard Paint. Use a good quality synthetic brush, ¼” to ⅜” nap roller, or a foam roller. Stir the paint thoroughly and pour it into a paint tray. Roll the paint onto the roller and use light, even strokes to ensure an even and smooth finish on the table top.

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 3 days before using it as a writeable surface. 

After 3 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 erase. This will leave a coat of chalk dust that will provide the best erasability. Clear Chalkboard can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Wait 7 days after painting before washing it with water. Repeat conditioning step after cleaning.