I debated for a long time whether or not to paint the inside of the door with chalkboard paint. I’ve seen so many cute examples of others that did their doors and thought it was such a cute and fun idea. So I bit the bullet and painted it today.
What you’ll need:
1. Chalkboard paint (it doesn’t take much to paint the inside of a door so don’t go buying a gallon (:)
2. Paint holder tray
3. A very low nap roller brush and handle
4. 2 small sponge brushes
5. A flat Artist type brush (for getting around the edges)
6. Paper towels (In case you are a messy painter like I am you’ll need these to wipe off what you get on the trim)
7. A stool (to sit on while doing the lower half of the door…trust me on this one)
First thing you want to do is make sure you start with a smooth, clean and dry surface. If your door is dusty or dirty clean it off first. If the wood on the door is rough, sand it smooth first.
Next pour some of the chalkboard paint into the paint holder and roll on a even amount on the roller. Start at the center of the door and work your way up, down and finally out towards the edges. Make sure to not to apply it too thick! One coat is all you’ll need as it’s latex based paint. If you find that when you roll it on that your roller brush is making it nappy or lumpy looking, use one of the sponge brushes to quickly smooth it out.
Once you have most of the door covered you’ll next use the sponge brush to get as close to the outer trim of the door as possible. To finish up around the perimeter of the door use the flat artist paint brush to get as close to the trim as possible.
Let it dry and voila you are done! That’s all there is to it. Now you can draw on it, post recipe’s, let everyone know what time cocktail hour is, etc., If you use your trailer as a retail business you can write all kinds of things on it such as mentioning certain items are on sale. Just have fun with it.