I am not a painter. In fact, when painting projects arrive, I usually run far, far away. However, this one did not seem too daunting so I attempted it on my own. And it worked!
We use our dining area for our school room. It is a small windowless room - one of the few faults that I have with our sweet little house is that the dining area gets no natural light. Anyway, I wanted some kind of whiteboard/chalkboard in there for school, but as we are low on wall space, I was trying to be creative.
I ended up using chalkboard paint which I purchased from Joann's. The container was not very big, and I used over half of it for this project. I put the chalkboard on the back of my pantry door - our wall is paneled (or looks like it) and the door is the only flat surface I had to work with.
The first coat is going on:
As you can see there is quite a bit of white showing through the black after one coat:
I can't find my photo of the finished project, but as you can see below, the 2nd coat made a big difference! I let it dry for one hour after the 1st coat, and then let it set for about 18 hours after the 2nd coat. By the next morning it was ready to write on.
Yum! Chalk! (Ick.)
And here we are using it for school ... a success!