Chalkboard paint

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Chalkboard paint is a specialized paint that creates a chalkboard like coating that can be utilized as a writing surface in the same manner as a traditional chalkboard or blackboard. Chalkboard paint is commonly made out of a mixture of talc,[1][2] acrylic,[1] water, glycol, titanium dioxide,[3] carbon black,[4] opacifiers, silica,[2] and esters. It may also contain acetone, propane, butane, xylene, ethylbenzene, amorphous silica, n-butyl acetate, and propylene glycol methyl ether acetate [4] which are industrial standard ingredients used in inks and paints as thinners, olfactory, and pigmentation agents.

Chalkboard paint should not be confused with chalk paint which is a paint invented by Annie Sloan that provides a matted appearance to the coated surfaces.


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  4. ^ a b "Safety Data Sheet Chalkboard Paint – Black" (PDF). Plasti-Kote Ltd. 2 February 2013. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 2 October 2018.