DIY : Chalkboard Sign + Lettering

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Chalkboard Sign + Lettering

To start, roll out 2 coats of the Benjamin Moore chalk board paint. Keep in mind you do have to wait 3-4 hours before re-coating. Once your selected chalkboard material has been coated, now you should wait 3 days before seasoning your chalkboard. If you skip this step, and you go straight to lettering, whatever you put on the board will be there faintly and permanently. To season your chalkboard, you simply take chalk and rub it all over length wise, and then add the next layer and rub it width wise. After you have done this, simply wipe it off. If you like a cleaner look, use a damp cloth or paper towel to get rid of more chalk. Next, take your printed font and cover the back of the paper with a layer of chalk. Place the page chalk side down with lettering where you would like it to be on the board and begin to trace the letters with your pencil. Once you have traced everything, remove the paper to reveal the transferred letters. Take a piece of chalk and trace the outline of the letters on the chalkboard to make them stand out more. If you find your chalk is too bulky, you can use a pencil sharpener to make a pointed piece of chalk. Fill in the letters and fit the board in a frame, now you’re finished!

Supplies:

  • Chalk Board Material ie: MDF, Plywood
  • Frame
  • Printed Font on White Paper
  • Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint -You can get it pre-tinted black or tinted a color of your choice.
  • Roller Tray
  • Chalk
  • Pencil

Colours: Kendall Charcoal HC-166, Revere Pewter HC-172 + Prescott Green HC-140

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