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Chalkboard Painted Coffee Table

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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

Use Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint to create a writable and erasable chalkboard surface on your coffee table where your little ones can play with chalk.

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 Rust-Oleum Clear Chalkboard Paint. Stir the paint thoroughly and pour it into a paint tray. Apply the paint with a good quality synthetic brush, ¼” to ⅜” nap roller or a foam roller, using light, even strokes to ensure an even and smooth finish on the table top.

Rust-Oleum 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. Surfaces coated with Clear Chalkboard Paint can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Wait 7 days after painting before washing it with water. Repeat conditioning step after cleaning.