Chalk Markers

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  ( 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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  1. November 21, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    That's exactly what I thought! These are awesome!

  2. November 21, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    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!

    • June 1, 2014 / 1:45 am

      they don't erase all the way so be careful 🙁

      • Peter
        September 26, 2018 / 6:33 pm

        They didn’t erase AT ALL for us.

  3. November 21, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    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.

    • November 21, 2012 / 6:52 pm

      Good to know Lauren- I'll try taking mine off today to see what happens.

  4. November 21, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    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!

  5. November 21, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    Genius gotta get some for myself 🙂

  6. November 21, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    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!!!

  7. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    November 21, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    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.

  8. Lili
    November 21, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    did you draw that thanksgiving wreath? love it! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  9. November 21, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    I had no idea about this product. Thanks for the info. because I love these and am going to try them for sure!

  10. November 22, 2012 / 10:19 am

    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.

  11. November 22, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I love these! I wish they were not so pricey. I have seen something similar at Hobby Lobby.

  12. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    November 23, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    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!

  13. November 24, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    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.

  14. November 26, 2012 / 4:04 am

    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!

  15. November 28, 2012 / 2:36 am

    I love mine! They have thema at Michael's.

  16. Erin
    November 30, 2012 / 5:36 am

    you can also find them at Michael's. At least that's where I bought mine a few years ago.

  17. January 21, 2013 / 12:02 am

    So how long is "too long" to leave up your chalk writing?

  18. September 1, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    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!!

  19. November 20, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    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?!?

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