How to Get Rid of a Chalkboard Wall


Our chalkboard wall was painted by the previous homeowner and it was crooked, dusty, and kind of a mess- also right at our front entrance. Now it's a nice clean, white wall. It just took one weekend (and most of that was waiting for primer and paint to dry) but was super easy.
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So long chalkboard wall! The white walls are White Truffle by Behr, and the gray flanking it is Wheat Bread by Behr.
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To get started I removed the trim around the board, patched the holes and dents, and then started a sanding process.
I washed the wall, palm sanded it, sanding block-ed it, and repeated about 4 times. It was a big mess.
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I used Zinsser primer to seal in all the dust I couldn't get off (yes, even after 4 washings it was still dusty), then 2 coats of Behr White Truffle paint.
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