How do you use chalk paint to make a real drawing chalk board?


I want to make a message board out of a tray. I've never used chalk paint but I have purchased a small bottle of black "chalk" paint. I see that using chalk paint on furniture has become quite popular; does that mean you can use real drawing chalk on the pieces you painted? If so, does that mean I can use it to make a "chalk" message board that can be erased over and over?

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