Chalkboard paint is great for labelling and decorating the items inside the home. Here, you will learn to make chalkboard globe. You can put this globe on your office table or study table. This unique chalkboard globe will not only enhance the grandeur of any table but also add the splendid look to that. This DIY project requires following supplies to get completed:-
- Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint.
- Old Newspaper.
- Painter’s Tape.
Find the Place to Work
Just search the best place to work. Well-ventilated area like porch would be the best place to do the job. Once the area is discovered to work, cover that with old newspaper in order to keep the floor clean.
Prepare Your Globe for Painting
Paint adhesion is better when surface is free of dirt and dust. Clean the globe with lint-free cloth. Remove all the dirt and dust before painting. You may require liquid cleaning chemical to remove dirt. Remember, always treat the surface with clean fresh water after using liquid cleaning chemical. Surface must be dried, dust-free, and dirt-free.
It is required to paint the sphere part of globe only. Therefore, tape off the frame and base with painter’s tape.
Apply Spray Paint on Your Globe
Following are the tips that you must follow to paint your globe with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint for achieving best results.
- As spray paint is going to be used, cover surrounding area to protect from spray mist.
- The distance between spray can and surface should be 20-30 centimetres.
- Keep the distance constant while spraying.
- Shake the cane well before spray.
- Shake the cane while spraying.
- Keep the cane in motion during spray.
- Apply multiple light coats instead of one heavy coat.
- Don’t use it near open flame.
- Read and follow the directions that are printed on tin.
Deal with Clogging: If the valve of spray clogs, then twist and pull off the spray tip and treat that with solvent with mineral spirits. Do not insert any object into can valve opening.
Finish Your Project
Once the painting job is completed, let it dry at least for 1-3 hours and then remove the painter’s tape. Let the globe dry for 3 days. Afterwards, condition the chalkboard surface by rubbing and erasing chalk over the entire globe.
NOTE: For best results, use calcium carbonate chalk and felt erasers.