Use when temperature is between 50°F (10°C) and 90°F
(32°C) and humidity is below 85% to ensure proper drying.
Remove loose paint and rust with a wire brush or sandpaper.
Lightly sand glossy surfaces. Clean with soap and water, rinse
and let dry. WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint,
you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD
DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS SUCH AS BRAIN DAMGE,
ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO
AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control
lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a
wet mop. Before you sand, find out how to protect yourself and
your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline
at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Use of Painter’s Touch or American Accents latex primer
provides superior adhesion and hiding and is especially
recommended for bare wood and metal. You can apply
Chalkboard Paint 2 hours after applying the primer. After
priming bare wood, sand lightly to smooth out the surface.
Stir thoroughly. Thinning is not required. In hot, dry conditions,
however, you may thin up to 2 oz. per quart with water to extend
dry time. Use a good quality synthetic brush, 1/4" to 3/8" nap
roller or a foam roller designed to give a smooth finish. Avoid
excessive brushing or rolling. Use light, even stokes to ensure an
even and the smoothest finish.
DRY and RECOAT TIMES
Based on 77°F (25°C) and 50% relative humidity. Allow more
time at cooler temperatures. Dries to the touch in 30 minutes, to
handle in 2 hours and fully dry in 2-4 hours. May be recoated after
4 hours. Minimum of 2 coats is required. May require more coats
over contrasting colors.
Clean brush and other application tools immediately with soap and
CONDITIONING AND USE
After 3 days, the chalkboard finish is ready for use. Before writing,
condition the surface by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over
the entire surface and erase. This will leave a coat of chalk dust
that will provide the best erasability. Chalkboard can be wiped
clean with a damp cloth. Wait 7 days after painting before wiping it
down. Repeat conditioning step after cleaning.