Clean That Chalkboard Wall

About: Hi! I'm Amelia! I like to make things and also teach people how to make things.

Chalkboard walls get dirty! With this instructable, you can have a fresh looking wall in under an hour!

I was just about to buy some more paint and put on a fresh coat when I found this simple way of cleaning a chalkboard wall. I have to give blue i style credit but I wanted to share this with the instructables community.

Chalkboard drawings courtesy of our 4 year old niece, Athena.

Happy chalkboard wall cleaning!

Step 1: Materials

Dirty chalkboard wall

Coca-cola (Note: I haven't tried this with another brand)


Paper towels

Bowl of water (or run to the sink)

Step 2: Clean It!

  1. Wipe down your chalkboard wall using a chalkboard eraser.
  2. Using a damp sponge, pour on some soda. I tried dipping the sponge into a bowl of soda, but I found it was easiest to position the sponge over a measuring cup and pour it on. You'll probably want about a tablespoon of soda at a time. Wet, but not dripping.
  3. Start wiping down the board in small sections, about 3-4 square feet for each pass
  4. Rinse
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until your wall is done.
  6. Once the sections have dried, repeat as needed.

Step 3: Check It Out!

Look at that beautiful clean (and NOT at all sticky) wall!




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    2 years ago

    i made a chalkboard door in my kitchen, i'll try this :)

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Awesome! Let me know how it goes.