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Blackboards Are In

Blackboards chalk up points in the home

Blackboards for the home are in – or rather the idea of a feature wall or panel painted with special blackboard paint, used for temporary decoration or idle scribblings.

blackboardOut with the old pin board and in with the blackboard. And, they don't cost much to make. You can easily cut a piece of board to size and simply sand the edges smooth before painting. Or you can add your own style by making a simple frame. The great thing is that it's easy to make and you can have a board to fit whatever space you have.

Rustins Quick Dry Blackboard Black paint is the perfect product for creating this striking, modern effect. Whether it is for a feature wall in the childrens’ room to help them with their handwriting or a panel in the kitchen to write down the weekly shopping list, there are hundreds of practical uses around the home.

Simply apply the paint to the required surface and leave to dry for 20 minutes before applying a second coat - the paint will leave a matt black, non-reflective finish. Then all that remains to be done is clean the brushes and stock up on chalk from the local stationery shop.

Rustins Quick Dry Blackboard Black paint is available from all good specialist DIY and hardware stores. The product comes in 125ml, 250ml and 500ml tins priced at £3.17, £4.76 and £7.81 respectively.

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