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How to create your own blackboard city

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Create your own mini city, using wood offcuts and Resene Blackboard Paint.

Chalkboard city
You will need: Timber offcuts, pencil and ruler, drop saw, sandpaper, Resene Art Action primer, Resene Blackboard Paint, roller and tray, chalk.

Top tip: For a multi-coloured city use other Resene colours tinted into Resene Blackboard Paint or Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Using the pencil and ruler, mark out where you’re going to cut the timber, at various lengths. You’ll be cutting straight along the bottom, with either a gable shape for the roof or flat top for the sky scrapers.
Step 2
Step two
Cut the pieces using the drop saw, and sand the rough edges using sand paper.

Step 3
Step three
Using the roller, apply an undercoat of Resene Art Action primer to the front and back of the timber pieces. Leave to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply Resene Blackboard Paint over the top. Leave to dry overnight.
Step 5
Step five
Give your children the chalk and show them how to add windows and doors to their mini houses and skyscrapers.
They’ll love creating their own mini city!
Step 5
Finished project

Styling by Gem Adams, photography by Wendy Fenwick

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