You can see the main items you need in our photo. We used the edding 4085 chalk marker by Securit in blue metallic, but there are 20 vibrant colours to choose from. The first step is to unscrew and remove the door of the kitchen cabinet. To paint the wooden strip, it's best to go for edding permanent spray in black.
Completely cover your work surface with film and carefully mask the outer frame of the door so it doesn't get sprayed with paint. Next, spray on the chalkboard paint, going over it several times. If you want to use magnets, it's important to make the paint layer as thick as possible to give the magnets better adhesion. You should also ensure the room is well ventilated. Leave the magnetic paint to dry thoroughly.
Before you start writing on the cabinet door, activate the chalk marker as follows: shake the marker vigorously with the cap on, then remove the cap and pump the marker a few times on absorbent paper until ink appears in the nib. Now you’re ready to get started! Use the activated chalk marker to add the labelling you require on the chalkboard surface. After use, always replace the cap securely and store the marker horizontally.
You might want to note down a favourite recipe, or maybe the volumes of your measuring spoons, or perhaps allocate a space to hang kitchen scissors. If your design doesn't look right or you want to change something, simply wipe it all off with a damp cloth and write it out again. For the hanging measuring spoons, paint a strip of wood with edding permanent spray in black, insert the screw hooks and glue the rack to the cupboard door.
Once your organiser board is ready, screw the door back onto the cabinet.
Products and materials
- Magnetic chalkboard paint
- Masking film or paper to protect your work surface
- A damp cloth for making corrections
- Strip of wood, screw hooks (optional)
- Double-sided adhesive tape (optional)
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