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How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color
We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!!

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that's what I thought when I found this too. glad you folks liked it. :) by fyrestarre Apr 10

I was thinking that! We could do some cool stuff with this. :) by b3ll4trix Apr 9

Useful for doing decor things :) by jesskajestik Apr 9

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