|When I found a piece of thick sheet metal in our garage, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.|
I like making my own because you can make any color you like!
If you are one of those patient people that don't mind waiting then you can prime your piece. Me? I'm not one of those patient people so I bypassed the priming stage (Also, I didn't have any on hand and didn't want to go to the store). I painted one coat with a regular bristle brush and let it dry. After covering the whole piece, I then took a foam roller and gave it another good coat.
|It only needed two coats but as I was rolling I kept scratching the surface; so I went ahead and gave it one last coat. It's optional though.|
After you let it completely dry, Take a very fine-grit piece of sandpaper and lightly sand the entire board.
Next, I took a piece of chalk and used the side to "condition" the board.
|Just use the side; if you use the point it will take forever!|
Once you are done "conditioning" the board, get a damp paper towel and wipe down the entire board. This helps remove excess pigments left by the paint.
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You know have your very own, custom made, magnet chalkboard!
I'm not an expert; I just do this for a living.