How-To:  Make your own chalkboard paint

Martha has a great little tute up about how to make your own chalkboard paint by adding tile grout to regular latex paint. What’s the most ridiculous object (besides a chalkboard) you could cover with with chalkboard paint? Or have seen covered with it? Maybe we should have a contest!


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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