Step 5: Prime. If you happen to have any extra flat white or plain black paint lying around, start with a coat of that. It acts as a primer and will help your chalkboard paint go further. It’s not necessary, but it is cost-effective.
Step 6: Paint Avoid slopping too much paint on your table top. You want several thin coats and no big globs. Brush with the grain for the first coat, against the grain for the second coat, and so on until your surface is completely covered.
Step 7: Wait. Hardest step ever. But it is important to wait at least 48 hours to use the chalkboard. Your chalkboard table is almost done!
“Mom, can I draw on the table?” Yes, you can! Let the kids go while, give your guests a piece of chalk and enjoy a versatile piece of furniture that is a fun conversation starter in any style of room. Ready for a more mature look for a special occasion? Clean off the chalk with a damp rag and throw on a tablecloth. When the kiddos are up and at it again, let them at it.
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