5 - finished chalkboard final

How to: make a kitchen chalkboard with PlastiKote spray paint

Add a stylish chalkboard to your kitchen using PlastiKote spray paint.

You will need:

MDF cut to size

Dust sheets/newspaper

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer in Black

PlastiKote Chalkboard



How to:

  • Measure the wall area you want to cover in the kitchen, and ask your DIY store to cut a piece of three quarter inch thick MDF to size. Sand the edges smooth.
  • Drill two holes, slightly larger than the width of your rope, in the top corners of the board.


How to step 1 and 2


how to step 3 and 4


  • Apply a single coat of Twist & Spray Black Primer, followed by several thin coats of Chalkboard until you have total coverage.
  • When the paint is dry, thread your rope through the holes, forming a loop at the back. Tie in large knots at the front to secure.
  • Always follow instructions on the can.


finished chalkboard full


Top tip:  For best results, allow the Chalkboard to thoroughly dry for 7 days before using chalk on it.

You could also try putting the chalkboard into a frame and spraying the frame to match your kitchen decor. Or how about taking some old plant pots or yoghurt pots and turning them into stylish herb containers?


2nd chalkboard

herb containers



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Competition: Win a £50 gift card for B&Q with Valspar spray paint

Win a £50 gift card for B&Q in our August competition with Valspar spray paint!

Now that it’s officially summer, we’re all spending lots of time in the garden. Hopefully you’re surrounded by beautiful flowers and ornaments to admire as you sip your summer cocktail! We’ve worked hard on our garden and upcycling has been a big part of our theme. This month, we’d like to know how you think we upcycled this old rain hopper:


Competition hopper


It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer, choosing from A: Flower holder in Outdoor Warm Grey, B: Outside Light in Grey Satin or C: Planter in Outdoor Bronze. And don’t forget to send your contact details to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk, with AUG COMP as the subject.   We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st August. Good luck!

We run a competition every month, so do sign up to our newsletter to make sure you are in with a chance to win.

Thank you to everyone for entering our July competition and our congratulations to Jude Tompkins from Wimborne in Dorset who won. Jude choose the garden set sprayed in a range of Outdoor Pastel colours  – we think they look pretty special too! June wins a £50 gift card from The Range.


Click here for Terms & Conditions for our August competition.

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Becky's kitchen

Reader project: clever kitchen storage with PlastiKote spray paint

Beckie Batchelor who owns The Making Bee is one of those truly creative people who can turn her hand to anything, whether it’s running children’s art and crafts workshops, upholstering chairs or making some beautiful Christmas decorations for the local hospice fayre. It’s almost unfair that one person should have all that talent! We’ve chosen to feature one of her practical but stylish kitchen makeovers using PlastiKote spray paint as recycling is part of our theme this month. But do scroll down the page for some of the other fabulous things she has created for her home.

Beckie turned an old cupboard into clever storage by making shelves out of old brown formica worktops and spray painting them.  She also used spray paint on the pine louvred doors. The finishing touch was a set of battery operated lights from IKEA that come on when you open the doors…


Becky's kitchen 2

     From this…                                                   to this!


We’ve sent some cans of spray paint to Beckie to say thank you for submitting her kitchen cupboard project. And here are some more of her projects. If you want to see more of Beckie’s work or get in touch with her then click here

becky Stools    BEcky cushion


 becky Christmas


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