DIY Chalkboard From an Old Record

by Linda
4 Materials
30 Minutes
What do you do with all the piles of old, scratched records that are in your basement? Well I decided to take a few and turn them into a chalkboard. Perfect for a dorm, office, kitchen, or room.
Here is a video with all the steps on how to create your chalkboard.
Tons of vintage records
Gather your old records. (Before you start to paint them check to see if they are worth anything.) I had some scratched, damaged records that were ready for the update.
Tape off label
If you want to preserve the label then cover it with blue painters tape. Then clean the record with a soft cloth.
Prime the record
Priming the record is important. I used Kilz 2 primer and let it fully dry. Follow the directions on your primer.
Spray paint the record
Once the primer is dry, spray paint the chalkboard paint over the record. I did 3-4 coats of paint.
Once the paint is dry according to the package then condition the chalkboard. Just take a piece of chalk and rub it all over and then wipe it off. Now you are ready to use your chalkboard
You can hang it with a plate hanger, command Velcro strips, or a nail or screw in the center.
Suggested materials:
  • LP record   (donation/ recycled/ old)
  • Kiltz paint   (Home Depot)
  • Chalkboard Spray Paint   (Home Depot)
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