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  • Chalkboard Paint

    Smart Chalkboard Paint Questions & Top Tips

    Welcome to the FAQs for Chalkboard Paint. Below we have outlined the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

    • How to Apply Chalkboard Paint

      You can apply Chalkboard Paint using a roller. For best results, we recommend using a foam roller. Apply Chalkboard Paint over a primed or previously coated surface.

      Once applied to your wall, you should condition your blackboard surface by rubbing a piece of chalk all over your surfaces and wiping off with a dry cloth or duster.

      How is Smart Chalkboard Paint applied?

    • Priming & Sealing

      Do I need to prime the surface before applying Smart Chalkboard Paint?

      We recommend applying our blackboard paint onto a previously primed surface or painted surface. If applying onto an uncoated surface, we recommend applying two coats of a water-based primer such as Smart White Primer to prepare the surface.

    • Suitable Surfaces

      What surfaces can Chalkboard Paint be applied to?

      Chalkboard Paint is suitable for use on plaster, wallboard, wood, metal, plastic and concrete. It is essential to prime the surface using Smart White Primer or any water-based primer before application. For indoor use only.

    • What to Do with Chalkboard Paint?

      Once applied to your wall, you should condition your blackboard surface by rubbing a piece of chalk all over the surfaces and wiping off with a dry cloth or duster.

      Can you use chalk markers on chalkboard paint?

      Your blackboard surface can be used like a normal blackboard. You can use standard chalk and chalkboard markers to write on your surface. Chalkboard markers are wet-erase and can be cleaned off by using a damp cloth.

      How to clean a chalkboard paint wall?

      You can use standard blackboard dusters to clean your surface on a regular basis. Like all blackboards, regular use will cause a build up of chalk dust on your wall. To remove excess dust, you can clean your Blackboard Surface with a damp cloth. Please note, you should wait one week after applying your Blackboard Paint before using a damp cloth on the surface.

    • Product Range

      How many coats of chalkboard paint do you need?

      Each tin of Chalk Paint contains 750ml of paint that covers 4 sq. meters with two coats.

      Does chalkboard paint come in different colours?

      Chalkboard Paint is black chalk paint and your surface will have a matt black finish after application.
    • Kit Contents

      Smart Chalkboard Paint comes ready to use in a 750ml tin. Each tin covers an area of 4m² with two coats.

    • Safety

      What safety factors must be considered when applying Smart Chalkboard Paint?

      • In case of contact with skin, rinse skin with warm soapy water
      • In case of contact with eyes, thoroughly rinse with clean water and seek medical advice
      • Keep out of reach of children
      • Ensure room is adequately ventilated during application and drying
    • Combine With

      How to make chalkboard paint magnetic.

      You can layer our products to add more functionality to your surface. To discover all the products you can combine with Chalkboard Paint to add more functionality to your surface, click here.