Asked by: Bula Quelennechobbies and interests painting
How long should you wait to write on chalkboard paint?
Last Updated: 18th January, 2020
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Also to know is, how long should chalkboard paint dry before using?
The Painting Process Optimal coverage requires two or three coats of chalkboard paint; allow each coat to dry for at least three hours before applying the next. Even after the final coat dries, allow the paint to cure for several days before writing on it with chalk.
Furthermore, how do I get a smooth finish with chalkboard paint? Make sure that the surface of the item you plan to paint with chalkboard paint is completely clean and dust free. If you are painting a plastic or ceramic item, wipe it with a damp cloth to ensure the surface is smooth and clean. If you are painting on a wood surface, use the sandpaper to smooth out any rough surfaces.
Secondly, how many coats of chalk paint should I apply?
Typically there is no need to sand or prime although in areas that receive a lot of use, like the cutlery drawer, it might be wise. Apply at least two coats of paint and then two or three coats of Annie Sloan Soft Wax for protection, allowing each wax coat to dry 24 hours before applying the next.
Is chalkboard paint a good idea?
Chalkboard paint is a really fun way to transform a room with minimal effort. For starters, you won't have to worry about hanging wall art because, well, the paint turns the wall into a canvas for whatever hand-painted creations you'd like.