Red Chalkboard Wall

Make Your Own Custom Colored Chalkboard Wall

1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

8 thoughts on “Red Chalkboard Wall

  1. ShortMeg says:

    Hi There Melissa Schilling,
    This question may be a little off-topic, Im 13 years old (female) and my mom is letting me redo my bedroom.

    I already decided that I want red and black to be the main colors of the room design. For the walls, i’m gonna do the black wall that cool chalkboard paint and for the red walls I’ll just do a solid bright red with random metallic patterns.

    But I’m stumped on the rest. I have a small-ish bedroom… not the much space. Something like a 13′ by 10′ and the ceilings are only 8′ tall. I have a queen sized bed and a 52″ round beanbag so that takes up a decent amount of space. (though I’m looking to replace the beanbag)

    What I’m looking for: Any other colors that would look good with red and black, and really make the room sorta pop. Please, no pink. Im not the girly girl type… Any ideas on wall art; seating options to replace my beanbag; leather and studs are cool; anything with music! (I’m sort of obsessed with music and am really into rock or punk/metal)

    Please help me!! Links are cool, pictures are great/
    Thanks
    BTW great blogpost

    • Alice Wirth says:

      Go for gold Meg, literally. Gold or silver create great highlights in red and black, though I’m rather partial to gold over silver in this combination. Black in particular is always going to make a space look smaller, but if you break it up a bit, it should still be ok. Just maybe paint the larger walls of your room in the red, rather than black 🙂

  2. Hannah says:

    This idea is fantastic we are thinking of improving our school yard and had thought about getting chalkboards! – do you know if the designs can be removed easily like the usual chalkboards?
    Thanks

    • kathybarbro says:

      Hi Hannah,

      I wasn’t on the trip but I’m pretty sure you can easily erase the chalk as I’ve seen lots of photos of art on the red Haiti boards without any previous chalk lines. Best wishes for your project!

      Kathy

      • Daphne Livingston says:

        MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO FULLY COLOUR IN THE WALL WITH CHALK FIRST TO SEASON IT. THAT IS WHAT YOU DO WITH A NEW CHALKBOARD……

  3. Patricia says:

    hello, I was wondering how much grout I would need to do an entire wall? Or what is the measurements? like 2/3 paint, 1/3 grout? I am making my babys playroom a light pink chalkboard wall, Soooo excited:D
    Thank you, ttyl:)

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