So easy to find, you can now get chalkboard paint & magnetic paint just about anywhere you shop.

 

What you'll need: Magnetic paint, chalkboard paint, painter's tape, level, 2 sponge/foam rollers, paint tray.

For framed version: window/door casing, mitre saw, brad nailer gun, Dap.

 

Using painter's tape & a level, section off your wall where you'd like the magnetic paint to be. This will be your first coat. For the playroom wall I only used magnetic paint in a lower strip along the wall because I personally found it unnecessary to do the whole wall. But for the framed version in the kitchen, the whole board is magnetic, so I outlined my frame w/ the painter's tape. 

 

Stir REALLY well. Use a sponge roller & paint on at least 2 good coats (2 heavy or 3 thin), letting dry 30 min. in b/n coats. Some brands might be different than others, so check the label first, just to make sure.

Work your roller up & down for a smoother application. The smoother the surface, the stronger the magnetic attraction.      

Magnetic   Chalkboard Wall

chalkboard Wall

Magnetic

April 15th, 2016

Let dry for a couple of hours before starting to apply your chalkboard paint. Use a different sponge roller for your chalkboard paint. If you want to, a 2nd coat can be applied after 4 hours. Allow 24 hours to dry completely.  

 

For the framed version ~ Cut 4 pieces of casing w/ a mitre saw on a 45 degree angle. Create a picture frame by pinning your 4 pieces to the wall w/ a brad nailer gun. Use Dap to fill any gaps at seams. Paint frame if necessary. Et voilà

We painted and hung 2 floating shelves. They were from an old media center that we no longer used. I bought a few inexpensive colourful containers to organize craft supplies. We also mounted 7 black wrought iron hooks. 4 to hang tape rolls & hanging pots w/ supplies at the center of the wall, 2 to use for large paper roll & 1 to use for hanging aprons, on opposite ends. Dowels used are easy to find at any big box store.

I get all my large paper rolls for free from a local printing press company because they 're end of the roll paper. It might be worth while asking around in your neighborhood.

If you'd like any additional information or if there's something I might have forgotten to mention, please feel free to comment or message me.

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