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FolkArt Chalkboard Paint Assorted Colors (8-Ounce), 2517 Black

4.2 out of 5 stars 215 customer reviews
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  • Simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk (condition by rubbing entire surface with chalk and erase)
  • Water based and non-toxic
  • Color palette includes most common chalkboard colors plus fun colors for kids
  • Convenient wide mouth 8-ounce jar allows consumer to use straight from the container
  • Great for decorating furniture, party favors or children's gifts
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Product Information

Color:Black
Product Dimensions 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.7 inches
Shipping Weight 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Item model number 2517
ASIN B001DCTH2G
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4.2 out of 5 stars 215 customer reviews

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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Color: Black

FolkArt Chalkboard Paint

Turn an ordinary household item into an extraordinary chalkboard writing surface! 

Apply on any piece of wood or even terra cotta.

Great for decorating:

  • furniture
  • party favors
  • children's gifts.

To Use:

  • Simply brush on
  • let dry
  • condition with chalk (condition by rubbing entire surface with chalk and erase).

Paint is water based, non-toxic and holds up to repeated writing. Made in the USA.

Contents: Convenient wide mouth 8-ounce jar allows use straight from the container.

Color palette includes most common chalkboard colors plus fun colors for kids.


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By Shala Kerrigan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 28, 2010
Color: Black
There are a lot of uses for chalkboard paint and so far I've only done a few things with it. I did a big chalkboard in a thrifted frame for my daughter's room using a spray type chalkboard paint. I wasn't really happy with that. So when she and I got a bunch of wood cigar boxes and decided to do chalkboard tops on them, we tried this instead.
The paint is very thick and we used a foam brush to apply a thin layer, waited an hour, applied another layer, waited an hour, and applied a third layer. Let it cure for 24 hours as recommended. After that we conditioned it with chalk (rub chalk all over it, wipe it off). Both boxes look good and black with a slight sheen. The chalk wipes off easily with a soft rag.
I did mine on the bare wood, sanded just a bit, she did hers on a card stock glued to the box. Her's turned out a lot smoother and nicer looking than mine did. The grain of the wood was a little crude for a chalkboard surface. However it doesn't seem to affect performance. I can still erase my chalk marks.
We are planning to do more things with it, including the idea on the bottle of painting planters with it as a cute way to identify plants.
Lots of fun!
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Why is chalkboard paint so expensive? $1 per ounce is a bit pricey and why we gave it only 4 stars. It is essentially just black acryllic paint. It says so right on the jar. I would bet you couldn't tell the difference between this paint and normal black acryllic paint.

Anyway, this small jar actually went further than we thought it would. We did a coffee table project 50" by 16" and we still have almost half the jar left. We followed the instructions to the T, using one light coat at first, then a heavy second coat.

The end result looks like a chalkboard. You can easily write on it just like a chalkboard. The main thing with this chalkboard piant, or any paint is: The key to a great looking finished product is the type of surface you start with, and how smooth it is. Any imperfections will me magnified once painted with black paint. (See pictures).

If you're working with a wood surface, sand it as smooth as you possibly can, if you want a clean looking smooth chalkboard finish. Also an unpainted or unsealed wood surface will absorb more of the chalkboard paint, and will require more paint to completely cover. Maybe try sanding perfectly smooth, then painting with a cheaper paint, before applying the chalkboard paint.

Whatever you decide, this paint will definitely transform your surface in to a chalkboard like surface, but probably no more than any black acryllic paint. The key is to condition the surface with chalk, once the paint has cured.
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Color: Hot Pink Verified Purchase
This is a great product. You barely need any of it to make a good chalkboard surface. I used it to make a chalkboard on the back of my pantry closet door, and it works so well that I am now considering painting the back of every closet door with it (of course, we don't need so many chalkboards...)
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I am a photographer and used this to turn a few mirrors into chalkboards --- worked perfectly!! Highly recommend this!!
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This is fine for quick projects and for using chalk. The chalk ink pens do not come off of this. If you are looking to use chalk pens use a higher quality paint. This is also a bit glossy for my taste. I hung something on the wall and it had a glare. The wall paint I bought worked much better, I can see the project I put so much work into.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
My wife ordered this to paint in my daughters room. It wasn't long before we started using this stuff all around the house. This is great for making small notes to self or just telling a loved one hello. It's very easy to paint and the clean us is very easy.

I have also been impressed with how nicely chalk comes off!
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There was a wall access to the attic in my son's room. I thought it would be a cute idea to make it into a chalk board! I used 3 coats of this paint and it looks great! I found an adhesive basket to hang below it to hold erasers and chalk!
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Color: Green Verified Purchase
I bought one jar of the green chalkboard paint so I could turn one of my masonite drawing boards into a chalk board. It took three coats of this paint to be acceptable, and I'm still thinking a fourth coat may improve the quality. I am also balancing that thought with my anticipated low-volume use of the chalk board - is it worth my effort? Covering the board with a coat of paint takes only a few minutes, but the jar says you need to let the paint cure for 24 hours before using the board. As it stands, I have about enough paint left to make a second chalk board if I want... Not sure I need a second board for myself, but it might make a nice gift for the grandkids...

Since my board is a little less than 4 square feet per side, this jar was more than sufficient to cover the one side intended for use with chalk. I can still use the other side of the board as a support for my drawing paper. Experimentation this morning - which is actually before the 24 hours curing time for the paint is done - has shown that I will be able to draw/write and erase as necessary. Small amounts of the paint did wipe off as I wiped off the border lines that I had drawn; maybe that will change after the paint has fully cured. And it will have plenty of time to cure, as I plan to paint some decorative borders around the edges of the board with other acrylic paint, and those two colors will also need time to cure before I use the board much.

So... the quality of the paint is acceptable on a porous surface such as masonite or other wood products. The texture is nothing like a good slate chalkboard - so don't expect that level of quality. For the cost and labor involved, this paint is a very nice substitute if you want a chalk board and cannot afford a decent-sized slate board...
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