Here I’ve used chalkboard paint (sometimes called blackboard paint) on a 1970’s melamine headboard, bought for £10 from Oxfam! Here are some of the FAQs I get asked when using this kind of paint:
Why did you choose blackboard paint, not black satin paint?
Chalkboard paint gives a really matt finish, dried quickly and has a low odour.
How do you apply it?
I use a primer first (in this case a multi-surface one). Just one coat of primer was enough. Then I applied the paint (chalkboard paint from B&Q with a small roller to get a smoother finish. It needed two coats.
Where can you use this paint?
I’ve used it on walls, doors and furniture, it’s great! Black is a big trend in 2015 as it goes so well with the other top trend – grey walls.