"Where can I purchase Chalkboard Paint?" Well, it depends upon your specific individual need and purpose for the chalkboard paint.
Chalkboard paint is a tool about which it is easy to get excited about. Long gone are the dusty black and green chalkboards from Elementary school. Chalkboard paint can be mixed to be any color and used to paint entire walls, sections of a play room, furniture, and more.
This article will give you many options for where to purchase chalkboard paint for your unique purposes. Best of luck in your home projects and improvements.
DECIDE UPON YOUR COLOR SCHEME - The first step in knowing where you can find chalkboard paint is deciding upon your color scheme. Keep in mind the color of chalk you wish to use upon the paint and how it will fit in with the decorating scheme of that room.
START AT YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE - If you are interested in black or green chalkboard paint, the easiest place to start in your search for chalkboard paint is your local hardware store. If you want a different color, skip to the next step.
Give the hardware store a call before driving over and make sure they have what you specifically need or any in stock at all. Many stores such as Ace Hardware or Home Depot may only have black and green chalkboard paint. If you are interested in other colors, keep reading.
GO ONLINE FOR MORE COLOR RANGE - Online stores such as Rustoleum and Tilanofresco offer chalkboard paint in a variety of different colors.
Rustoleum offers a beautiful line of vibrant chalkboard colors such as Raspberry, Grape Fizz and Deep Teal. This website has a great resource where you can search for the closest place they sell this product near you.
Tilano colors offers muted chalkboard paint colors such as Perfectly Pear and Summer Wonder Yellow. They sell the chalkboard paint by quart and Gallon. A quart is $40 and covers 100 sq ft. You can purchase their paint at a local Tilano store (look at locator tool) or via phone.
*See links for websites in resource section below.
MIX YOUR OWN COLOR - If you have a specific color in mind or were not a fan of any of the online color ranges, you can easily mix your own custom color. It only takes two ingredients, some mixing, some painting and some sanding.
See Martha Stewart's article titled, "Make Custom Chalkboard Paint" in resource section below.
Tips & Warnings
- Consider priming the area with magnetic paint. This creates a fun and festive look, but beware users have complained of the magnetic paint being textured and not being as magnetic as they wished. If you choose to do this, use several layers and do some research on smooth magnetic paint.
- Possible ideas for Chalkboard Paint include Labels, closet doors, painted mirrors or framed pictures for a message center, murals, and many many more.
- Photo Credit Flickr: Matt McGee, dougww, Richard Winchell, Mess of Pottage, Marthastewart.com
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