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DIY Step Image - How to paint a chalkboard wall . Blob storage upload.

Overview

Chalkboard paint is a great way to add fun to kids bedrooms. It's also great for use in kitchens, offices and cafes. We'll show you how to paint a board you can mount on any wall. You'll also learn how to prepare your surfaces properly, and what tools to use to get the best results.

Steps

1Prime the MDF for the blackboard wall

Stir the primer thoroughly and paint it on to your MDF board. Paint the edges of the board as well as the front face just in case they are visible when you mount it on the wall. Then leave the board to dry for as long as suggested on the side of the tin.
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2Cover the wall with chalkboard paint

Chalkboard paint is oil-based. Before you open the tin, make sure your work area is well-ventilated or wear a mask. Now mix the chalkboard paint in the tin and apply it to the MDF board. Use a foam roller to get a smoother finish. Once the first coat is dry, apply a second. Then your MDF is ready to mount on the wall as a chalkboard.
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.