View Full Version : black board paint

06-01-2009, 02:58 PM
can anyone recommend a black board paint? i want to use it for a board outside if i can get my husband to agree and make me some posts in concrete pots!!

06-01-2009, 03:50 PM
I bought mine in B&Q and it does the job well. There are some that are too shiny so you cant read the chalking on it but the B&Q own make is perfect

06-01-2009, 03:53 PM
great thanks! how many coats did you have to use? can you remember how much it is?

06-01-2009, 04:04 PM
I got some from B and Q, was about £7 for a pot, the pot looked small but it went a long long way and I have loads left!

I got 2 pieces of exterior ply wood, painted one pink and one blue (the chalk board paint comes in all colours then screwed them to the fence posts.

I think I gave the wood 2 coats but it dried instantly so was a really quick job.

06-01-2009, 04:17 PM
my hubbie made one for me recently, same as below, bought some plywood and black paint from wilkinsons, I think it was their own make, hubbie put on 3 coats and works brilliant. Depends how big you want to go but we used the smaller pot about £4.99.

Children love it.:)

06-01-2009, 04:36 PM
i got mine from Focus about £7 had to do several coats but has done well about 18months and still works fine i got a piece of board 18" by 36" kids use it every day mines screwed to the wall.


06-01-2009, 04:48 PM
Got mime from B&Q 4.5yrs ago made big board out of exterior ply 2 or3 coats and I have a long piece of rope through the top and hang it over the fence.
Must say it goes in the shed in wet weather and when not in use in the winter.

06-01-2009, 06:04 PM
I've got the board and the paint... :rolleyes:

12-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I was thinking about this last night :laughing:

does the paint not wash away in the rain??

12-01-2009, 10:30 PM
No mine is still fine its fixed outside and has been for over a year


12-01-2009, 10:53 PM

Another thing to add to my list x

13-01-2009, 07:57 AM
i got mine form wilkinsons and its fine, i also done a magnetic one but that did not work as well, going to give it another coat when weather warms up to see if it helps :)

13-01-2009, 11:53 AM
I've got the board and the paint... :rolleyes:

Me too, they are just in seperate rooms at the moment in their raw state. Its not become job 312 on my to do list :laughing:

13-01-2009, 09:09 PM
same as you sarah...

Happy Feet
13-01-2009, 10:52 PM
what a good idea!

think i'll have to have a go at this as i'm sure it'll be a hit!