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Raising Olives on Custom Homemade Chalkboard Paint

3d-teacher-1171500-mRaising Olives has a very cool way of making custom homemade chalkboard paint.  Here is the way to do it:

All you need is paint in the color of your choice. Flat is preferable, but I used satin and it turned out great. You also need unsanded tile grout.

  1. Mix 1 cup paint with 2 T. of the grout in a small container. Be sure to mix it thoroughly.
  2. Apply paint to the prepared surface with a roller or sponge brush.
  3. Do at least 2 coats to be certain of full and even coverage.
  4. When dry, smooth with 150-grit sandpaper.
  5. To condition rub side of chalk over the whole area and then wipe with a barely damp cloth.

This is something I want to try.  Check out Raising Olive’s post on this to see examples of how this turns out!


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