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Chalkboard Paint Details Chalkboards aren’t just for schoolrooms anymore—chalkboard paint makes it easy to create writeable surfaces all over your home. Most chalkboard paint can be used on metal, wood, masonry, plaster, glass and concrete.
Tip for Applying: Allow your chalkboard painted area or item to dry for 3 days. Once dry, prepare the surface for use by rubbing a side of chalk over the entire surface, and then erasing it thoroughly.
Magnetic Primer Facts Magnetic Primer typically comes as a dark gray or black base coat and allows you to create a magnetic surface just about anywhere you please. It can be used on all of the same surfaces as chalkboard paint and can be used as a base under chalkboard paint or any latex paint. Once finished, hang notes, lists, photographs and more.
Tip for Applying and Usage: Magnetic primer is not quite as strong as your typical magnetic surface, so make sure to apply 2-3 coats of the primer and just 2 topcoats for the best attraction. Look for flat, lightweight magnets with strong attraction for posting your items on your magnetic area.
Inspirationally Organized Organization doesn’t always have to be strict and orderly. It can be fun to insert a little creativity into your day-to-day organization and planning. And why not give your décor a jumpstart too—all with the help of simply classic chalkboard paint and magnetic primer.
Chalkboard paint and magnetic primer are truly versatile mediums that can help create instant organization and decoration throughout your home. Just look at your surfaces with a creative eye and don’t be afraid to think big!
Painting Basics: Metal
Paint Trend: High Gloss
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Big words on your walls are fun, not to mention trendy. Try a famous quote in the kitchen or just the word leu in the bathroom. You can go online and find stencils in all sizes and fonts or you can make your own. Find a famous phrase or quote or make up your own. Go to your computer and type in the phrase in your word program and find a font you love. Print it out and go to your local library to borrow an overhead projector. Project words onto the wall in a chosen location and/or or transfer with a carbon paper (found at your local craft store) and trace/paint the words onto the wall. You can also do this in a child's room where you would like a character, but don't have the skills to paint it yourself. You couldn't get anymore professional looking, and what a conversation piece.
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