Do you remember with the black (usually black) blackboard of the school days?
Now, imagine if the property was incorporated into the interior design of the house. In addition to “protect” the walls of children’s strokes, but we can also get interesting decorations and useful elements in our various living space, such as living rooms, kitchens, work space, children’s room, and so forth. Of course very fun!
What Is a Whiteboard?
Whiteboards, made of specially painted wooden sheet sheets containing sand power particles, allowing us to write on sheets of board using chalk.
There are two types of paint for this blackboard, oily and watery. But oily paint has a strong odor, and organic solvent as its diluent, contains a number of harmful carcinogens such as benzol and xylol, which makes it not recommended for use in home interiors.
Unlike water-based paint, this type of paint is more environmentally friendly, because it only uses clean water as a diluent, which is certainly not harmful to the human body. Therefore, this is the best option.
Secure? What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Lime Wall Write Paint?
Oily lime writing chalk paint is generally not recommended, as it contains harmful substances. But water-based paint is non-toxic and harmless. This type of paint is the safest and most environmentally friendly, so it can be used by everyone. In addition, this type of paint also resistant to wear, rub, and also water. So, we only need to use a wet cloth to clean it.
But since this type of paint is safer than the oily one, the price is also higher – about twice as much – and the manufacturing period is longer, because it takes longer to dry.
The most common lime black writing chalk paint is ideal for use in lessons, children’s rooms, living rooms, kitchen walls, which can also create contrast with other wall colors.
But in addition to the above two classic options, some brands such as Danish-made Flugger, offering hundreds of other colors such as gray in the photo above, so you can customize it with the color of your home.
Create Your Own Chalkwriting Wall!
Apply chalk-lime paint, essentially the same as applying cement and latex paint.
In general, you can use a roller or brush. But if you want the paint to look smoother and no particles stick, then you can use a spray gun.
First, you need to prepare water-lime stationery paint, then a plastic container to mix the paint with water, then a roller, or a brush, or a spray gun to paint. Then, dilute the paint with the amount of water that should not exceed 20% paint material, because if more, then the paint can become too thin. And before starting, make sure that the wall to be applied is flat, or free of bulges.
2. Create Frame
After all equipment is available, use masking tape that will not damage the wall, to frame the area you want to paint.
3. Start Painting
Next, use fixtures – roller, brush or spray gun – to put the first layer of paint.
After the first layer is dried, add an extra layer of 1 to 2 times, to ensure the paint color is saturated or solid. Remember, you also need to keep stirring paint in a plastic container during this process.
After the paint process is complete, leave the wall about a week or so before you start using it. And for daily care afterwards, you can clean the writing of chalk by using water and wipes.
Additional Option: Magnetic Paint
Yes. In addition, you can also make your chalkboard slate a place for attaching other decorative elements, using magnetic paint containing iron filings, so that once the paint is applied to your wall, your walls will have magnetic properties.
It’s easy, you can find safe and water-based magnetic paint in the market, then apply paint between 4 to 5 layers to the wall to absorb, then dry, and apply again 1 to 2 lime writing chalk paint as a cover.
In this way, not only as a place to write or doodle for your children, the wall can also serve as a container where we put magnetic decorating elements.