Our chalkboard wall is up! We did it! Or should I say Cody did it.
I was having a few issues getting the paint to stick. We used a lightweight sponge roller where the paint was very thick and heavy, so it was going on patchy. I quit when it wasn’t working thinking we needed a different primer on the wall.
Then leave it to Cody to figure out HOW to do it. I don’t get it myself, but he pushed the roller HARD into the wall and moved it ever so slowly.
This gave the paint a chance to bleed through the sponge I suppose. Whatever happened, it worked!
Even through those ‘major hunger’ growls. 🙂
Yes, we used oil based chalkboard paint. I had forgotten about all the homebrews out now and had no idea you could even purchase a latex variety. I just used a new can I had on hand.
Nice goin’ Code! Whoohoo! It’s up!! Isn’t the black sharp against the wood floors?
And surprisingly, the room doesn’t feel dark, probably due from having two windows.
I can’t get over how much more ‘grown’ up the room feels now.
And ohhhh yeah… it didn’t smell pretty. 🙂
How are your own Picture Perfect rooms coming along?
Any tips from other chalkboard wall painters out there? How did it work for you?
All posts on this bedroom to date can be found HERE.