How to make a SUPER easy magnetic chalkboard for your home using sheet metal and spray paint! Perfect for your family command center or playroom areas.
We decided to make this a monthly occurrence with September being chalkboard themed!
Where are my mamas that don’t like things on their refrigerators?!
If you raised your hand, this is for you! I wanted to create a magnetic chalkboard so that the kids could play with their dress-up magnets and be able to hang the artwork they’re so proud of.
I researched a few options and ultimately ended up using a piece of galvanized metal to act as the magnet since the magnetic paint didn’t really have great reviews.
Tip: There is a difference between chalk paint and CHALKBOARD paint! Chalkboard paint comes in a can that can be rolled onto your surface and in spray form. The chalkboard spray (which I used) provides a very smooth finish.
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Make a Magnetic Chalkboard
- Gather Your Supplies
You will need a sheet of galvanized metal and one can of Rust-oleum Imagine Chalkboard paint.
Spray your chalkboard paint on your metal sheet. There is no need to prime first.
Spray on 2 light coats to avoid drips.
- Season your Chalkboard.
This is an important step that not many know about.
You will need to season your chalkboard before use to avoid ghost writing. Ghost writing is when you have chalk writing that will never fully erase.
To season, take a piece of chalk on it’s side and lightly color the entire surface of your chalkboard. Erase and you’re now ready to use!
- Hang your chalkboard.
The chalkboard is actually very lightweight so I was able to use large Command strips to hang it on the wall in our playroom.
I would suggest using a total of 6 Command strips; one for each corner and on the sides in the middle for sturdiness.
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