Colourful chalkboard paint at home lets your creative side go wild

(NC)—Gone are the days of boring black and green chalkboard paint. New formulas allow a choice of almost any colour imaginable. It was Benjamin Moore that started this paint colour innovation now available in nearly 2,500 colours.

“I can’t think of anything more fun than a colourful chalkboard finish that lets you write your own prose right on the surface,” says Sharon Grech, the colour and design expert for the paint company. “We offer a latex paint, tintable to any colour that turns virtually any interior surface into a chalkboard. It is easy to apply; it dries in a matter of hours to a durable eggshell finish; it’s easy to clean and fully washable. This specialized paint is formulated to minimize any lingering odours, making it ideal for a child’s playroom, bedroom, or even the kitchen as a message centre for shopping lists and household reminders.”

Anywhere in the home, let your creativity go wild with chalkboard paint, like this:

In the kitchen: Create a menu board to map out your meals for the week. Let the kids get creative with a chalkboard table top – perfect for doodling while dinner is being prepared.

For entertaining: Transform a plain serving tray into a cheese platter – just make sure you place the food on parchment paper first. Or, personalize mugs or wine glasses to avoid germ-filled mix-ups.

In the bedroom:  Dressers can be labeled to keep clothes organized; or add an accent colour to the outside or inside of closet doors.

In the pantry: Keep it neat and organized by labeling areas where cleaning supplies, laundry supplies and dry goods are stored. Write inspirational messages to keep people whistling while they work.

In the front entrance: Paint an accent wall or front hallway and scribe warm salutations and doodles to welcome guests into the home. The best part is the versatility. You can add chalk when desired for a playful feel, or simply wipe clean for a more sophisticated look that lets the gorgeous colour take centre stage.

More ideas on how to use tintable chalkboard paint can be found online at or at your local retailer.

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