A Message on A Mantel

A Message on A Mantel

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 1st 2014

Deliver a message with this rustic mantel accent that you can personalize with Americana® Chalkboard Paint.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • paintbrush
    • chalk
    • plywood board, in dimension of your choice


    1. Wipe the plywood with a damp paper towel or cloth to remove any sawdust from cutting. Apply Black Chalkboard Paint on the plywood board in one direction (either horizontally or vertically).
    2. Allow to dry for one hour.
    3. Once the first coat has dried, apply a second coat of Black Chalkboard Paint, going in the opposite direction from the first coat.
    4. Allow the chalkboard to dry for 24 hours. (This allows the paint to cure and set properly.)
    5. Once the paint has cured, rub chalk all over the surface. Wipe off chalk dust.
    6. Write a message on the chalkboard in a pretty cursive font.