Sunday, November 14, 2010

More Chalkboard Talk And A Giveaway

I waited three long days to let the paint cure before writing on the chalkboard wall. First I conditioned the surface by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire wall. Then I used a towel to wipe it off since I was doing a large area, you can use an eraser if you want. Doing this will leave a coat of chalk dust so you will have the best erasability.


Painting the wall was the easy part; this step was a bit of a pain because of how much I had to do. And yes, it did make a big chalk dust mess.


Wiping it all off was my favorite part. I love the finish of a chalkboard and now it was starting to look like one and not just a black wall.

My main concern was getting clean lines along the wall and ceiling. Usually I can't be bothered to use painters tape because there is always bleed through, so I just take my time instead. But black paint is unforgiving and I knew I wouldn't be able to get it perfect so I used Frog tape. I had good results with it when I used it on the mantel so I tried it again and crossed my fingers.


I really couldn't believe it when I pulled all the tape off...I had perfect crisp lines! I was really impressed.


Frogtape has generously donated a gift bag to one of my readers! It comes with three different size rolls of tape, a t-shirt and a bag.

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.

For a second entry, become a follower of my blog. Leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

Giveaway will close at midnight central time Friday November 19th. I will announce a winner on Monday. Good luck!

62 comments:

  1. We are always painting and would love to try out this tape! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wpooh_9 at hotmail dot com

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  2. How fun! I paint everything I can get my hands on, so this would really be great to have! Also glad to see how the chalk board wall is turning out.
    Do you have any idea what the chalk will do to the wall when it is time to paint over? Just curious if there is another step you are supposed to take before painting over it.
    Crossing my fingers for the giveaway!!
    nuckolsrachel@yahoo.com

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  3. Oh I know I will be able to use this!! yay, thank you for the giveaway!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  4. Very nice! I've never used frog tape- but will put it on my list at home depot!

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  5. Oooo! We spent the weekend cleaning out the garage and now I have some pieces of furniture freed up that I can get to projecting on. I have a little dresser mirror with Frog Tape's name on it...

    Thinking about all that chalk and clean up makes me cringe, but it also makes me really jealous! Have fun!!!

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  6. Wow, I'd no idea this what you were supposed to do to chalk boards. You learn something everyday! :)

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  7. Oh I would love to win some Frog Tape! I would totally put it to good use!! (PS the wall looks fantastic!) :)

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  8. So glad to hear you are liking the wall better, especially after all that work!

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  9. I've been reading about frog tape and would love to win some! Your wall turned out perfectly straight on the edges!
    I'm a follower. Come join me at my new blog-
    www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

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  10. I have seen this tape at Lowes and have yet to try it. I was curious if it worked as well as it said because I always had "bleeding" under the infamous blue tape (even though I tried every hint know to man to try and prevent it). Thanks for the heads up, now I can't wait to see how it works for myself!

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  11. ...and now I want a chalkboard wall. Gret job!

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  12. I have a list of paint projects for our home and painting a chalkboard wall in our 5 year old's room is one of those on the list! I love what you did with your paint and I would use the frog tape often and wear the t-shirt proudly! So pick me! Pick me! My hand is waving up high in the air! Pick me! :)
    thank you for the awesome post!
    blessings
    deborah

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  13. I have two rooms to paint in my home that would be perfect for this. I am doing two walls in one color (opposite walls) and the other opposite walls in another color. Hopefully making the room appear longer. LOL
    ARFuller@cfl.rr.com

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  14. I am glad you left the whole wall! I love it!! I am also glad to hear tgat frog tape works! I am like you I usually skip the painters tape too.

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  15. I am so glad you left the wall...it looks great!
    I have wanted to try frog tape...so this giveaway is awesome!

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  16. I have never used this and would love to try it as well.

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  17. I had a nasty experience last night with the blue tape...never works as well as you want it to. Would LOVE to try Frog Tape! Love the wall!

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  18. I tend to not use tape for the same reason as you. I've only heard good things about Frog tape and would love to try it!

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  19. I am a tapeaholic. Really. I use so much of the stuff when I paint. I recently tried the green froggy stuff and was pleased.

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  20. I'm just starting to paint rooms again, and when my son saw I had taped with the blue painting tape, he told me to use Frogtape next time - it was SO much better. I'd love to try it!

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  21. We're house hunting right now, and this would be the perfect gift bag to encourage us to paint our new place (when we find it)!

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  22. Good to know that Frog tape works - I am tired of using that blue painters tape! It does me wrong every time!

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  23. PS - I'm a follower of your blog; thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Wow- super crisp lines. I could see how you would've been scared with the black paint, but it looks great!

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  25. I have never heard of Frog Tape, but that is a crisp line and black paint is very unforgiving. I love the chalkboard paint and look forward to seeing future posts featuring that wall!

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  26. I've been wanting to try Frog Tape but I can't find it at my local hardware store. I'm excited for the giveaway!

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  27. I would love to win! I'm already a follower...

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  28. I had a chalk wall in my old home and LOVED it. It was in my kitchen and often kept my toddler busy so I could cook. Yours looks great!

    I would LOVE to win some frog tape! I've been wanting to try it but have rolls & rolls of the blue stuff. DH says I can't buy new until I finish the old ;p.

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  29. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better about the wall now. It looks great.

    I have never used frog tape before, but it seems that everyone loves it because I only hear great things.

    -Rene

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  30. i could totally use the frog tape! i actually haven't even tried it before. i just painted my half bath today- next on the list is the kitchen, so i hope i can get to that soon and do my chalkboard wall, too- LOVE yours. really really love it.

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  31. I love the wall. Did the chalk make that horrible noise when you were rubbing it over the wall???

    I have wanted to try the frog tape!

    Mindy
    princessandthebeads@gmail.com

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  32. I used Frog Tape this weekend and love it! danajeanward@gmail.com

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  33. I follow your blog! danajeanward@gmail.com

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  34. Never used frog tape but would love to try it.

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  35. I am a follower!!!! I will use frog tape when I paint in the new home!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  36. I take back my original comment on the chalkboard wall. It looks nice, especially behind the white dishes. I'm glad the Frog tape worked so well. I've not tried it yet, being cheap. I thought I was splurging with the blue stuff!

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  37. Well, I really could've used some frog tape when I painted my chalkboard wall!! The blue tape I used let the paint bleed right through!!

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  38. Wow!!! Those lines are perfect!!!! Way to go!!! I think I need to try this frog tape (first time I've heard of it!). I absolutely love your chalkboard wall~ so much fun!!!! I hope you enjoy it!!

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  39. I am a follower too, but I don't think I qualify. For all of Londen's followers...the wall looks great!!! Can't wait for the holiday posts!

    Mere

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  40. I'm a new follower already and love what I see so far! I'm about to embark on repainting our master bedroom in our newly purchased house. sadly it's mustard yellow and it's time for it to go. this frog tape would help make crisp lines for my project too! here's hopin'. =)

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  41. We've been doing all kinds of projects at our house. I've been wanting to try frog tape!

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  42. I have so much painting in our home and I tape EVERYTHING and then use painter's caulk. I'm a little OCD about it and have been very curious about Frog Tape!

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  43. The wall looks great and I'm glad you chose to keep it.

    I gave you a little award because reading your blog is a delight and has been a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and have a happy day!

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  44. I just painted half of my son's bedroom wall. I totally could have used that Frog tape about a week ago, but I'd still be happy to win it this weekend instead :o)
    I do afterall, have plans to sort of "steal" your Pottery Barn Kid's playroom makeover idea!

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  46. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  47. Looking good! I finally tried chalkboard paint for the first time a few weeks ago on a project for the girls. It was fun, but I think I'm still too chicken to try it on one of the walls.

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  48. I am obsessed with frog tape :) I love the chalkboard wall. I bought so dustless chalk for ours recently and well its still not dustless.

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  49. We just bought a house in September and we still have lots of painting to do. We could totally use more tape around here.

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  50. I'm following your blog now. :)

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  51. Londen you know I am always painting but have yet to try Frog Tape!! Let me enter this giveaway and give it a whirl if I win.

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  52. I've never used frog tape when painting, but I'll have to give it a try now!

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  53. I don't know this brand of tape, but I will use it!!

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  54. Love the wall!
    I'd love the chance to enter to win the tape.
    I've heard a lot about it, but have never used it.

    pippirose59@gmail.com

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  55. I'm a new follower to your blog.
    :o)
    pippirose59@gmail.com

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  56. I love Frog Tape. Since the first time I used it I have never bought anything else. It has never bled through.

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  57. That stuff is amazing! Can't believe I've never tried it... I'm already a follower of your blog (and love it!), but would LOVE to win this giveaway. I have several projects coming up that would definitely benefit! (who doesn't?!)

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