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.
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