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The Craft At Home site details a basic recipe for chalkboard paint, which essentially involves adding powdered tile grout and glazing medium to the coloured acrylic paint of your choice. (Craft guru Martha Stewart offers a version that just uses tile grout if you don’t fancy hunting down the glaze.) Darker colours are still likely to work better if you want to use standard white chalk, but with coloured chalk, the potential combinations are pretty much endless.
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.