With the recipes I shared last week, you should have some cans left over. Here’s another use for one of those cans!
Remove the label from the can. To remove the glue, use rubbing alcohol. I will say that, of the two brands of sauce that I buy, Contadina labels and glue removes easier than Hunt’s. (But, from a sauce standpoint, I prefer Hunt’s as it is thicker).
Once the label is removed, thoroughly wash and dry the can.
Follow the directions on the can of chalkboard paint. The brand I used, Rust-Oleum, called for a thorough stirring before use. Once that was done, we covered our work area with cardboard.
Working in smooth strokes, apply chalkboard paint to can.
Allow first coat to thoroughly dry before adding a second coat. I recommend at least 2 coats of chalkboard paint, 3 is even better. The thicker the paint is, the more durable it will be. This will make it hold up better under repeated writing and erasing.
Once you are satisfied with the number of coats of paint, allow the can to dry for 3 days. After 3 days’ time, thoroughly cover the can with chalk. This helps to condition the paint. Wipe this chalk off with a damp cloth. Once dry, you are now ready to create your design on your supply can!
We use ours to house our school supplies. It is deep enough to contain all of the pens, pencils, markers, scissors, rulers, etc that we use in our daily school tasks.
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