Step 2: Brush on Latex Primer

hand brushing latex primer on a cabinet door
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Prep the wood recess so that the blackboard paint will adhere properly. Tape around the recess to protect the surrounding stiles and rails from errant brushstrokes.
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    Tools List

    • 3-inch wide paint brush
      Paint brush
    • X-Acto knife
    • mini-roller
      Small roller frame fitted with foam roller
    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with 1/16-inch drill bit

    Shopping List

    1. Vintage medicine cabinet with missing mirror

    2. Wood putty

    3. 120-grit sandpaper

    4. Latex primer

    5. Blackboard paint

    6. Painter's tape7. 12-by-12-inch cork craft tiles

    8. Wood glue

    9. Magnetic door catch

    10. Cup hooks

    11. Door pull

    12. Chalk