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I have a chalkboard that seems to have a coating of some sort over it now and I can't write on it anymore. Is there something that would take care of this for me.

Lorie from Ontario, NY

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 3, 20070 found this helpful

There is chalkboard paint you can buy and recoat the chalkboard with it. It comes in green and black.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 3, 20071 found this helpful

I have heard that you can 'recondition' your chalkboard by doing this... take a piece of chalk and hold it lengthwise to the board and go all over the board with it...then wipe it off as usual with a eraser or dry paper towel. You might have to do this a couple of times. Hope this helps.

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Anonymous
August 21, 20170 found this helpful

this works!!

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January 12, 20070 found this helpful

I actually went to lowes and bought chalkboard paint. It paints on smooth and when there is a problem, you can paint it over again and again. Also there is magnetic paint which you can prime on in several coats. it will make the board magnet and also chalk. I painted my kitchen table with the chalkboard paint and it was a big hit with my teenage daughter and her friends, also cool for putting those to do notes that always seemed to get overlooked. Hard to overlook large pink letters!

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You tend to wear through quicker, but then I just get out the pint can and repaint.

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 19, 20070 found this helpful

I painted chalkboard paint on my pantry door which I thought was smooth. The surface is very rough and eats chalk like a monster. The door is so rough you cant even clean with a paper towel bc it tears it to pieces. I wonder if I can sand the door and start over?

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December 5, 20070 found this helpful

rub chalkboard with "0000" (extra fine) steel wool.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 28, 20080 found this helpful

Use Dawn Power Dissolver (it's for gunked up pans and such). Works like a charm! I just did my chalk board with it and it's beautiful and easy to write on now! You should be able to get it at any grocery store or Wal-mart.

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful
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This worked for me! Thank you so much. I bought a chalkboard with hooks from Lowes. It worked fine for a few weeks and then it just wouldn't let me write on it today. I put Dawn on a hot, wet rag and wiped it down then dried it. Works like a charm.

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March 31, 20170 found this helpful

Can you use regular dawn????

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Anonymous
July 26, 20170 found this helpful

yes!

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