Chalkboard windows are such a great way to add some charm into your home. Old windows can be found at flea markets, thrift stores, and even on the side of the road (like mine!) It’s a quick process to turn them into a chalkboard in just a few simple steps. Learn how to make a chalkboard window with this step by step tutorial.
- Clean the window well. Make sure that any debris from the frame is clean. Also be meticulous in cleaning the glass, since it will become your chalkboard surface.
- Seal the frame. You can repaint it, or if you find one with chippy paint that you adore, seal it with a spray polyurethane. Let it completely dry before moving to step 3.
- Tape off the frame. Use newspaper for the bulk of the frame, and painter’s tape to seal off the wood frame.
- Spray on the chalkboard. Chalkboard spray paint is a snap to use. Make sure to use 5-6 thin coats, spraying in a well ventilated area (or outside).
- Cure the chalkboard. Let the paint cure for the amount of time noted on the can (usually 24-48 hours), then rub the entire surface with a piece of wet chalk to help set the paint up for easier chalk use.
- Hang it up. Enjoy your new chalkboard!