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Art Accessories: How to Choose the Right Chalkboard
Not all chalkboards are made equal. If you’re a chalk artist or you want to use your chalkboard on a daily basis, it’s important to choose a high-quality board that will work for your purposes. Here’s a quick rundown of the types you might encounter while chalkboard shopping:
As the name suggests, these chalkboards can be used as magnetic bulletin boards on top of having a reusable writing surface. They can be made from various materials, including porcelain and metal, and they offer the most versatility for home and business uses. Chalkola’s Rustic Chalkboard Sign is made of magnetic porcelain steel and will suit all regular and liquid chalk projects.
Slate is a type of rock and is the original material used for early writing slates and blackboards. Slate chalkboards are often textured and are perfect for projects where you’d want a more vintage vibe. While it’s compatible with both liquid and regular chalk, the texture can be hard to work with — so it’s recommended to sketch out any large artworks beforehand!
Vinyl and Chalk Paint
Want to turn any surface into a chalkboard? You can use either vinyl sheets or chalkboard paint. Vinyl sheets are adhesive, while chalkboard paint must be applied evenly with a brush. They’re perfect for labels and smaller projects, but keep in mind that they can peel or fade over time.