Chalk paint: how does this “blackboard paint” work exactly?

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 13, 2022
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Chalk paint is a water-based paint that contains a lot of powder or chalk. In addition, many more pigments have been added than normal paint. This gives you an extremely matte effect on the surface to be painted. The paint dries very quickly so that you do not get sagging. Chalk paint is mainly used on furniture: on cabinets, tables, chairs, frames, and so on.

With chalk paint you can give the furniture a metamorphosis. This gives the furniture a look that becomes authentic. It is almost the same as patination. With certain products you can give the surface a look that is lived through. For example, with a colored beeswax you give such a piece of furniture a lived-in effect. Or you can create a bleaching effect with a White wash.

Chalk paint is actually a paint that contains a lot of chalk and which contains a lot of pigments.

This gives you a nice matte paint.

This chalk paint is opaque and water-based.

This is also known as acrylic paint.

Because there are many pigments in it, you get a much deeper color.

The chalk that is in it gives a matte effect.

Blackboard paint is a paint that is suitable for cleaning.

It is a matt chalk-writable interior paint that can be applied to walls, panel materials and blackboards.

Nice for the shopping notes in the kitchen or of course for a creatively painted children’s room.

Chalkboard paint facts

Good to know: Blackboard paint is very opaque.

In our paint shop you can buy cheap Koopmans blackboard paint.

The base is alkyd resin and the color is black.

The substrate must be clean, dry, grease-free and load-bearing.

Pre-clean with PK Cleaner NS90

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