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With 2-3 simple materials, you can create your own paint on which you can paint whatever you want. Then you will be able to draw with chalk and wipe it of with a wet sponge.  

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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To make this chalkboard paint, you will need any waterproof paint, a bit of tile grout and brushes to your likings. The amounts vary, but roughly about 1 tsp of tile grout in proportion to a cup of paint. This may seem like a little, but otherwise your paint may become lumby with bits in it. Naturally, you can add up to 2 tsp if you want the chalk to draw really well. As my waterproof paint I used acrylic paint. To make it look like chalk board, I mixed yellow, blue and black to make dark green. You will also need a small amount of water to dilute the grout.
 

Awesome! That's a really good idea!

OMG, this is SOOOO awesome!!! I just tried it out and it worked perfectly!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

thehbird1 year ago

WOW and I almost bought expensive chalkboard paint the other day...

Whattt... I never knew it could be this simple. Thank you so much for sharing :). Faved it :)

This is such a great idea! I had no idea that this was possible to make. Thanks for sharing! :)

mole11 year ago

Great ideas! I hadn't thought of painting all kinds of things. I imagine the grout gives really good 'tooth'.

Years ago when teaching a class, I found commercial chalkboard paint too pricey... and I didn't want black. So I picked up a bunch of paint chip samples at the store and was surprised to find that most 'eggshell' finish paints work for chalkboards. I painted three coats of blue on smooth plywood. It was used daily for a month with no signs of wear. Never thought about it, but I suppose something similar to your process is added to make eggshell paint.

awesome! i was going to paint a wall for the kid to draw on, will try this and see if it meets my requirements