The chalky look of a chalkboard is one of the few things that can be replaced by a blank space.
But that blank space is nothing to be ashamed of, says Matt Kallenberg, co-founder of the website Chalkboard-Free.
Kallenberg is the author of a book called The Chalk Board Revolution, which describes how people around the world have reclaimed the chalkboards that have been the staple of home decor since the mid-1800s.
The book details how people have taken their old chalkboards and turned them into colorful wall hangings, or painted murals, or made wall art.
“There is a lot of nostalgia around these old chalkboard walls, but I think it’s really important to know how to get rid [of them],” Kallenburg said.
“You’re going to see them in a lot more places than you might think.”
The chalky appearance of a chalkboard can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who used it as a decoration for the walls.
But in recent years, the chalk boards have come under fire as they have been found to contain lead paint, and in 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called for the removal of the boards altogether.
A chalkboard can now be replaced with a blank slate, and it’s an easy process to do, according to Kallberg.
“We all have a blank, and then you can fill in with whatever you want,” Kalliegel said.
He said chalkboards can be painted on, but that’s not the most important part of the process.
“When you paint it over, you’re also making it more attractive,” he said.
To paint a chalk board, a wall or wall hang, you need a paintbrush.
The paintbrush is used to create the wall.
Then you need to lay it out, paint the chalk and finish it off with some kind of adhesive.
It takes about five to six hours to paint a blank chalkboard.
You can even paint a piece of chalkboard to your home with a paintbrushes.
Chalkboards can also be used as an artistic medium, such as for graffiti art.
Kallenburg recommends painting your chalkboard using an art brush that’s been dipped in paint thinner.
You’ll need a medium that is slightly damp, so you don’t get the chalk stuck.
Then, you can add water and paint the wall piece over that, and you’ll be good to go.
Kellogg’s is one company that makes chalkboards, but you can find chalkboard painting supplies online.
The Chalk board Revolution book is available for $39 on Amazon.