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Monday 1 June 2015

DIY: Chalkboard Serving Tray

What to do:
Step 1: Sand the pine with 240-grit sandpaper until nice and smooth. Wipe away all traces of dust.

Step 2: Apply wide masking tape around the edge of the board. The wide tape protects the edge of the board from overspray.

Step 3: Spray on 3 to 4 coats of chalkboard spray, applying light coats and working from side to side. Allow each coat to dry before applying the next coat.

Step 4: Let the paint dry before gently peeling off the masking tape.

GOOD TO KNOW: Prime the chalkboard before you use. Wipe chalk across the entire surface and then wipe away with a lightly damp cloth.

Step 5: Attach your choice of handles to finish off.

What you need:
1. Piece of pine approximately 300 x 900mm
2. 240-grit sanding paper
3. Wide masking tape
4. Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray

Estimated time needed: 30 minutes plus drying


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