Step 2: Apply the Chalkboard Paint

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Brush on a thick coat of chalkboard paint. Reapply if necessary, letting the paint dry completely between coats.
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    Tools List

    • gloves
      Gloves for handling tin
    • paintbrushes
      Paintbrushes
    • 12-inch stainless steel ruler
      Ruler or combination square
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • hot glue gun
      Hot-glue gun
    • miterbox with saw
      Miter saw

    Shopping List

    24-inch-square tin ceiling tile

    Painter's tape

    Very-fine-grit and fine-grit sandpaper

    Red-oxide metal primer

    Brush-on chalkboard paint

    ¼-inch plywood

    ¼-by-2-inch hardwood strips

    Backband molding

    Primer

    Latex paint in a color of your choice (for frame)

    Wood glue