Outdoor Chalk Board

Outdoor Chalk Board

Posted 2015-08-09 by Janinefollow
Take chalk art to a vertical space outside by making this easy outdoor chalk board! Mount it on a deck or fence and keep your chalk in a sealed pail close to the board for easy access when inspiration strikes.


Time: 60 minutes (plus drying time for paint)
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
  • Smooth plywood sheet
  • Exterior primer
  • Exterior latex (acrylic) flat black paint
  • Deck screws or outdoor screws
  • Chalk
  • Drill

  • Method
  • Fill any holes in your plywood sheet with wood filler.


  • Sand your plywood sheet until you achieve the desired texture. I started with an 100 grit and moved up to a 180 grit. Wipe down with a cloth.
  • Prime your sheet front, back and sides. The primer is necessary to protect the raw wood from the elements and help the paint adhere.
  • After the primer is dry, sand again with 180 grit and wipe down with a cloth.
  • Apply the exterior flat black latex paint. At least two coats will be necessary. You may wish to sand in between coats too if you want.

  • Most chalkboard paint is not meant to be used outside. I read that the exterior flat black would withstand the elements better than chalkboard paint.

  • I let my paint cure for 24 hours before installing outside.
  • Install on a deck or fence using deck screws or outdoor screws.
  • "Prime" your chalkboard by rubbing all over with a side layer of chalk. This will prevent scratches from chalk.


  • Wipe off and let the creativity begin!



  • Add to the fun and make your own chalk shapes to use on your new chalkboard!

    Categories
    #outdoor_play
    #outdoor_chalkboard
    #chalk
    #any_age
    #medium
    #drawing
    #blackboard


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