There have been a few DIY chalkboard projects I’ve wanted to do around the house, but I hate having to use chalk. It’s messy, makes my hair stand on end when I use it, and it’s hard to store (it breaks, makes everything dusty, etc). I was in the market for liquid chalk, or chalk markers, when I found Liquid Chalkers from Paper & Twine. Sold in sets of white and multi-colors, these are more than just chalkboard markers! They are liquid markers that can be used and easily removed from white boards, chalkboards, windows, mirrors, and more (when used according to the instructions).
Liquid Chalkers are designed to be used on non-porous surfaces (surfaces that do not easily absorb liquid). Unfortunately, chalkboards/blackboards and surfaces coated in chalkboard paint can vary considerably in what the backing of the board is made from. If the manufacturer of your chalkboard created it by painting chalkboard paint over an absorbent wood then this is a porous chalkboard and liquid chalk may well soak in and not easily wipe off. If your chalkboard has a glass, metal, sealed ceramic (not raw pottery), or plastic backing then it is likely non-porous and the liquid chalk will wipe off. If you’re unsure,then take care to check EVERY surface you are going to use the marker on by first using it on a tiny corner to make sure it will wipe off. These markers are specially formulated so they will wipe off most NON-POROUS surfaces super easily with a damp cloth. This makes them perfect for things like mirrors, chalkboards (with a non-porous backing), metal, whiteboards, windows, ceramics, chalkboard labels, chalkboard contact paper etc. You will have a much tougher time getting them off if you use them to write on porous surfaces like brick, wooden walls, concrete etc.
I’ve wanted to make a chalkboard refrigerator, like we’ve seen on one of my daughter’s favorite TV shows, but since we rent our home, I can’t just paint our refridgerator with chalkboard paint. My solution? It’s easy, affordable, and there’s no mess involved: black contact paper. It’s non-porous ;)You can find it on amazon (while you’re there, be sure to buy the Liquid Chalkers!), and all you do is cut the size you need (there are handy gride guidlines on the back) and apply to a clean surface.
Other ways we’ve been using Liquid Chalkers around the house are for the holidays. I have made messages to my kids on their bathroom mirrors, added some color to the white board lists in my office, and used a chalkboard I made from an old calendar frame to makes notes and grocery lists. My kids want to decorate our windows with them for the holidays, which is great because then I don’t have to buy window decals! I know some teenagers, too, that would love to use these on car windows for any number of occasions.
If you’re looking for chalker markers, these are truly the best I’ve used! You can’t go wrong with these from Paper & Twine, especially considering they offer a happiness guarantee for 60 days!
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