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, acrylic, water, glycol, titanium dioxide, carbon black, opacifiers, silica, and esters. It may also contain acetone, propane, butane, xylene, ethylbenzene, amorphous silica, n-butyl acetate, and propylene glycol methyl ether acetate  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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