This year, I made a Christmas tree craft project for 100 children at a local preschool. To avoid the inevitable accidents, I wanted to allow the children to decorate the tree with chalk rather than use paint. I had not used this product before and was not sure what to expect. I selected the green paint for the proper tree color. The color turned out to be a deep and gorgeous green, which was just what I was hoping for. I was applying the paint to tempered hardboard from Home Depot, so I primed the surface as recommended. The creamy consistency of the paint went on easily and smoothly with either a brush or a small nap roller for smooth surfaces. As the paint was applied, there were minor brush and roller marks on the surface, but when it dried the surface was completely smooth. A second coat was not required. After it dried, I tested the painted surface with chalk and it worked perfectly and erased completely. I could not ask anything more from the product. The product was not in stock at my local store in rural Arizona, but I ordered it online and it was delivered in a few days to my local store. I make projects as gifts for others so quality and durability are very important to me, especially when the project is for children. I am thrilled with how my project turned out.
If you want to make a functional chalkboard--Don't use this paint -- It looks great, however, Cha...
October 22, 2019
If you want to make a functional chalkboard--Don't use this paint -- It looks great, however, Chalk markers don't completely come off (Making it unusable again and regular chalk scratches the paint --leaving you again with words on your board! I have used both black and school house green with same results.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportOctober 23, 2019
That's odd! Each can of Rust-Oleum Specialty Chalkboard Paint has a recommended coverage of 95-120 square feet per a single coat. It is essential that enough product is being applied to the surface and that the surface is being properly prepped. To ensure ease of erasability, the surface must be conditioned before use and after every time the surface is washed. We recommend waiting at least 3 days before writing on the surface and 7 days before wiping the surface down. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Application was easy enough. I applied 3 coats and conditioned...
October 7, 2020
Application was easy enough. I applied 3 coats and conditioned the surface as recommended. I was disappointed that regular chalk scratched the surface, leaving faint images when erased. It would only be acceptable if you faintly applied the chalk. Liquid chalk was another matter entirely... if you left it on for a few hours, it could not be fully removed.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportOctober 7, 2020
Let's see what we can figure out Greg. Rust-Oleum Specialty Chalkboard Paint must be allowed to dry for 3 days prior to use. After 3 days, condition the surface by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire surface and erase. This will leave a coat of chalk dust that will provide the best erasability. Chalkboard can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Wait 7 days after painting before wiping it down. Repeat conditioning step after cleaning. Chalkboard paint is designed for use with standard chalk, do not use liquid chalk markers. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6