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Chalk it up

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Turn walls, toy boxes and other surfaces into writable surfaces and magnetic noticeboards

As many homeowners have found out over the years, chalkboards are an extremely handy way to create a noticeboard, and are also a great way to give your home a changing canvas of artworks from whoever in the family is feeling creative at the time.

A yellow, white, and black study

This Resene Wild Thing study has a gridded blackboard wall as well as a filing cabinet and plant pot in Resene FX Blackboard Paint. The upper wall is in Resene Black White.

With Resene FX Blackboard Paint, you can turn virtually any surface into a chalkboard – paint a whole wall, the back of a door or a low horizontal strip in the kids’ bedrooms. Or you can use Resene FX Blackboard Paint on smaller objects, like plant pots, furniture or herbs in tins. Resene FX Blackboard Paint comes in black. If you prefer a coloured chalkboard, use Resene FX Chalkboard Paint, which is available in a range of colours.

Nifty noticeboards

It doesn’t just stop with chalkboards. Resene have other clever products to help create handy and practical noticeboards.

A blackboard city

Chalkboard plant labels

Blackboard city: A blackboard city made from framing off-cuts finished in Resene FX Blackboard Paint.  Herb pots: Upcycle old tins to make herb plant pots and make blackboard labels using Resene FX Blackboard Paint to identify your herbs. The tins above are painted in Resene Space Cadet, Resene Happy (try Resene Southern Cross) and Resene Morning Glory.

Ship shaped blackboard

Fun kid's craft space

Boat chalkboard: This deep-V hulled boat is a fun chalkboard painted in Resene FX Blackboard Paint. The walls are Resene Dreamer and the flags are Resene Dali (try Resene Niagara), Resene Surfs Up and Resene Get ReddyCraft space: This fun kids’ craft space has an entire wall in Resene FX Blackboard Paint, with Resene Lickety Split on the wall beneath, a floor in Resene Smiles and feature stencils painted in Resene Tutti Frutti (apple), Resene Bright Spark (monkey), Resene Wham (frog) and Resene Magic Carpet (try Resene Portage) (bug).  Tip: Use Resene FX Magnetic Magic under your chalkboard wall so you can use magnets on the wall as well as writing and drawing on it.

Did you know?  You can create a chalkboard in any colour by using Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen paint. The low sheen surface lets you write in chalk, then easily clean it off afterwards.


updated August 2021
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