Remember when we added a chalk wall to our kitchen?
The wall is super fun- the chalk dust everywhere- not so much. I found some chalk MARKERS online (chalkink.com) and they rock! They write just like a pen and wipe off clean with a damp cloth- no dust! They have different sizes and a variety of colors. It says on their website that these are the markers Starbuck’s uses on their chalkboards.
I tried them out over the weekend and put up a Thanksgiving message.
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Cool, huh?! I can’t wait to play with them more- did you notice I ordered the traditional Christmas colors? 🙂
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How did I not know about these? I've been dying to use chalk paint somewhere in my house, but can't stand the thought of Chalk dust everywhere! Thanks for sharing 🙂
That's exactly what I thought! These are awesome!
I have heard you are not supposed to use chalk markers on chalkboard walls. They say it doesn't erase all the way. I'm hoping that's not the case. I have been wanting to use the markers for quite some time!
they don't erase all the way so be careful 🙁
They didn’t erase AT ALL for us.
Word of caution…if it is left up too long, it will not come off all the way (the color will, but what you wrote won't). I had to repaint my kitchen chalk board!! UGH!!! It only seems to happen on surfaces painted with chalkboard paint. For instance, my SL chalkboard that came with a finished surface has been fine.
Good to know Lauren- I'll try taking mine off today to see what happens.
Thank you!!!! I have never heard of these before. I have been dying to make a chalkboard for our home but the thought of all the chalk dust makes me crazy. You just solved my problem! Yay! Happy Thanksgiving!
Genius gotta get some for myself 🙂
Love how the markers say "Join the chalk revolution" True, seems to be everywhere these days. Guess it's because it's so awesome, just like these markers!!!
I am a fan of these too. They are also great on pantry chalkboard labels because they do not brush off. I just love the chalkboard in your kitchen. Such a great place for it.
did you draw that thanksgiving wreath? love it! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
I had no idea about this product. Thanks for the info. because I love these and am going to try them for sure!
I use these markers all the time (I work at starbucks and do all of our sign artwork) and it is true that if you leave them on for too long that they will leave a faint outline of whatever you have drawn/written on the surface. It helps to clean it off with windex though, instead of just soap and water.
Thanks for sharing! I love these! I wish they were not so pricey. I have seen something similar at Hobby Lobby.
I have those same markers and use them for labeling a lot – but they do tend to leave a "stain" – I've found that nail polish remover with acetone works well to erase. Your thanksgiving message is so pretty!
They are great and so much easier and less messy than chalk, well worth the extra $ over chalk. I've found window cleaner or vinager remove stubborn stains.
That's so funny because I have a board in my kitchen and when you posted about yours I wondered how long you'd love it 🙂 The dust is terrible. I too have the markers and love them!
I love mine! They have thema at Michael's.
you can also find them at Michael's. At least that's where I bought mine a few years ago.
So how long is "too long" to leave up your chalk writing?
I have made a Chalkboard sign for Easter. I got lazy and didn't do a new piece of art work all Summer. Today is September 1st. I thought in honor of the weekend football game I would make a new sign. I scrubbed with vinegar, WD40, nail polish remover with acetone. The nail polish remover worked the best but, it also ended up taking some of the black board off the chalkboard its self!! I bought the board at Home Depot and had them cut it to size. Now I need another one. In my opinion, how long is too long???? 6 months is WAY TOO LONG!!
I've got a new custom shaped and framed chalkboard I LOVE and want to use markers instead of dustt chalk but I'm afraid of ruining my board. I've read a Mr Clean magic eraser takes it off all the way, but I'm afraid of damaging the chalkboard finish. What to do?!?