How do I remove Chalkboard paint from the walls?


I just bought a place and want to remove chalkboard paint from the walls in the living room and kitchen. If I sand it down a decent amount will I get an ok finish when i paint over it or do I need to use a paint stripper to try remove it completely? I started sanding and it is a mess, black dust everywhere!

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  • Elissa Anushko Wolf Elissa Anushko Wolf on Dec 12, 2018

    Just paint over it

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Dec 12, 2018

    Use a stain blocker like Kilz, then paint over it.

  • Janice Janice on Dec 12, 2018

    Hi Kari, I'd use a good stain-blocking primer on it and then paint with the color and type finish you want.

  • Leta Leta on Dec 12, 2018

    I agree with both answers.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 12, 2018

    I'd sand it smooth, prime it with a good primer, then paint.

  • I would sand it off. Chalkboard paint is thick so you will see the raised outline of the old chalkboard paint, unless they painted the whole wall. If it is the whole wall just prime and paint.

  • Natalie Natalie on Dec 17, 2018

    If the texture is rough, i would lightly sand away that texture. But you should be able to just paint right over it.

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