DIY Chalkboard Effect – Get inspired and learn how to do it!

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Who doesn’t love to personalize home items with style and personality? I’m Lelê Gianetti, from the It Yourself blog, and today, with great excitement, I start a series of posts here at ICKFD, where I will give tips on DIY – Do It Yourself.
To start with, today’s DIY is about something super cool and that draws attention for its versatility: the blackboard effect.
In my opinion, the main (and best) factor about the blackboard effect is that each of us can use our own creativity from a basic “recipe”.
The way of doing it is unique and allows us to give our special touch to different items according to the things we have at home. This allows us to customize what best matches the home decor or something practical, like ingredient organizing pots.
That is, the effect combines with different corners of the house, and can be used in the kitchen, in the living room, in the garden or wherever creativity demands.
The main ingredient of this DIY is the “blackboard ink”, responsible for the texture and the effect itself. Its applications are multipurpose and can be used in refractory surfaces such as glass, porcelain and ceramics or MDF, wood, plaster, paper, cardboard and cardboard.
Remember: the use and application of the slate effect is varied and can be applied to various items and objects, however the way of preparing the pieces is similar.
1. Paint for the blackboard effect
– For wood, metals and walls, we can choose a synthetic matte enamel, such as this one. The most common colors are black and school green.
– For other surfaces, whether refractories such as glass, porcelain and ceramics, or decorative ones such as MDF, wood, plaster, paper, cardboard and cardboard, use a matte paint for decorative use (like this one).
2. Brush
Choose a brush of a size compatible with the material and size of the structure to be worked.
For example: if you are going to paint a medium glass, using a very large brush can make handling difficult.
3. Adhesive tapes
The tapes serve to delimit the area to be painted in your project. This is very important, as the work finish is much more neat.
First of all, separate all the necessary materials and idealize your project. With everything prepared and well thought out, just get organized and get to work!
For refractory materials (glass, porcelain and ceramics):

  1. Clean the surface where the paint will be applied thoroughly.
  2. Outline the application area with adhesive tape.
  3. Wait for drying for 24 hours.
  4. In order for the paint to resist washing, after drying, take the piece to the oven while it is still off and let it warm for 30 minutes at a temperature of 150 ° C. Turn the oven off and wait for it to cool completely before removing the piece.

For other materials:

  1. For other types of surfaces, apply the product to the previously prepared part. That is, for a good finish, preparation with acrylic base for crafts, colorless or purified shellac is recommended.
  2. Wait for drying for 24 hours (for decorative purposes only).
  3. After complete drying, it is already possible to scratch the surface painted with chalk chalk.
  4. To remove the chalk, use a damp cloth or conventional blackboard eraser.

To better illustrate what I wrote, just take a look at the sequence below:
how-to-do-chalkboard-diy-lele-gianetti-ickfd-4It’s very easy, right, guys ?! And the best thing is that the ideas can give a super special air and a lot of charm to your home or your work environment, transforming simple items into decorative objects with a lot of personality.
And, to end the post, I separated some incredible inspirations for you! Not like not falling in love with this DIY! ?
Loves, I hope you liked the post. If you have any doubts, leave them in the comments and I will reply as soon as possible!
Lelê Gianetti

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