Rustoleum Chalk Board Paint

Rust-Oleum® Specialty Chalk Board Spray converts surfaces into a usable chalkboard and we were sent some to try.

It can be applied to metal, wood, plastic, hardboard, glass or paperboard so the choices are endless but we opted to use a piece of MDF that had been nailed to the wall in the garden to protect the brickwork by the previous owners who owned a punch bag. We never got around to taking it down so it seemed right to make it a useable plaything for the kids.

We waited for a still, dry day to spray the board and set to work.  The spray went on evenly, although I would recommend you do it outside as it has quite a strong smell to it.  The spray was touch dry within 30 minutes however it is recommended you leave for 24 hours to dry thoroughly.

Chalkboard Paint

Priced at just £9.49 it is a really inexpensive way of turning almost anything into a useable chalkboard and it has transformed an unused wall into something fun for the kids.

21 thoughts on “Rustoleum Chalk Board Paint

  1. Ickle Pickle says:

    This looks great – I have often wondered if they really work. Kaz x
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  2. what a great idea and product
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  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh that is such a great idea – I have to admit I still have a thing about chalk boards now.
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  4. Globalmouse says:

    Yes!! This is what I want to do this summer….such a great idea!
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  5. I have seen chalkboard spray in a diy store and was thinking to buy some, reading this post has just persuaded me.
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  6. Charly Dove says:

    This looks brilliant! We’ve just been sent some whiteboard paint so must get it on the wall so POD can start scribbling too. Look forward to seeing you at the weekend 🙂
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  7. lisa prince says:

    im actually in need of this for my sons new bedroom we are going to be designing soon

  8. I totally need to get some of this!
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  9. Erica Price says:

    Great idea – H loves getting the chalks out and it would be good to have a place where he could draw to his heart’s content.
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  10. Sonya Cisco says:

    Ooh that looks fab – we love a good chalk board, what a genius idea!
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  11. Mary Louise says:

    A great product! I would use it to spray paint the side of my shed!
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  12. That is a genius product. I wonder if it’s available in France?
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  13. Rachel says:

    This is so brilliant, I need some for work so I can use it for my to do list instead of paper x
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  14. I did it the hard way with a paint brush and tin of paint 🙂 A spray looks so much easier. Either way, the products are fun to use.
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  15. Brilliant idea, perfect for sunny days to keep the kids busy. I will have to get some of this 🙂 x
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  16. Michelle says:

    This is such a good idea! I’d love to make something like that for my boy! xx
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  17. Wow its a like a miracle board in a can. The results are impressive, the blackboard looks great. Also its fabulous if you want to keep the munchkins entertained, great for the outside too, jazzing up old walls. Thank you x
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  18. PinkOddy says:

    Ah my husband was talking about this just the other day – is it really good then?
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  19. Sonia says:

    Ooh I’ll have to have a look for some of this as I was just thinking about making a chalk board for Bugs the other day 🙂
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  20. Heather Haigh says:

    I’ve been thinking of making some chalkboards but wasn’t sure about what paint to get. Thanks for sharing this.

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