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How to: Chalkboard chopping board with PlastiKote spray paint

Chalkboard chopping board

Chalkboards are useful additions in the home, none more so than in the kitchen. We’ve made several over the years but this is a cute chopping board makeover using a chopping board from The Range and Chalkboard from PlastiKote spray paint that you can hang up or sit on the kitchen counter to jot down reminders for your shopping list or appointments.

You will need:

Chopping Board (ours is from The Range)

Dust sheets/newspaper

Masking tape

PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer


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How to:


  • Make sure the board is clean and dry.
  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside
  • We recommend priming bare wood because of its porous nature. Following instructions on the can, prime the board with PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer.


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  • When thoroughly dry, apply a couple of layers of PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint. You can re-coat at anytime.
  • Allow to dry. The board will be touch dry in 2-3 hours but allow 7 days before using chalk on it.


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Here are a couple of other projects for the kitchen using PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint.


how to herb and spice pots

These cute spice jars are a great way of using up leftover Chalkboard spray paint.

how to chalkboard placemat

Recycle old place mats with a can of Chalkboard spray paint. Great for place names at a dinner party or keeping the children amused between courses.

For more ideas, check out our Chalkboard Pinterest page here. If you want to find out more about PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint, go to our website here.

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Competition: Win a £50 gift card from The Range with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card from The Range with PlastiKote spray paint in our April competition! And if you want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint visit our website here.

We love a metallic accent around the home and it’s so quick and easy to achieve with Metallic from PlastiKote spray paint. Spray a vase, frame or lamp stand with one of the gorgeous metallic colours from the PlastiKote spray paint range.  We’ve chosen three of our favourite metallic finishes – but which is your favourite? The winner will be chosen at random from all entries.

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To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite Metallic from A: Copper B: Rose Gold and C: Silver together with your name, address and phone number to and put APR COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th April. 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 March competition.  Our congratulations to  Georgia McAllister from Whitehaven who chose C – the Easter project below.

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For the terms and conditions of our April competition, click here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote Metallic spray paint? Visit our website here for more information and lots of inspirational project ideas!

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Top tip: using PlastiKote spray paint on a wet and windy day

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is how do I spray paint when it is raining or windy?

The answer is simple – we use a garage or shed and a cardboard box as a spray booth. A spray booth is easy to make, extremely effective and usually free! Get a big box – the bigger the better.  Set it up in your garage or shed, preferably on an old table already covered with newspaper or cardboard.

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Another top tip is to use a smaller box inside your booth to act as a plinth to stand your item to be sprayed on. This can easily be moved to enable access all round your sprayed item without having to touch it. Place the object you want to spray on the plinth and spray.

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The overspray stays on the inside of the box.  A spray paint booth is ideal for using PlastiKote spray paint on small projects.

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Instagrammer project: be bold with PlastiKote spray paint colours

We tend to stick to using colours that we know and that are ‘safe’. However, that might all be changing since we found @patirobins on Instagram! Pati’s bold use of colour against dark backdrops has inspired us to experiment. Here’s what Pati has to say about her style:

“I am a Polish maximalist and serial eBayer, living in UK for past 12 years. I love colours and changing things around but sadly budget does not always match to what I want to achieve.


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Over the years I have managed to source some beautiful secondhand  accessories and furniture from places like ebay , gumtree , charity shops, freebie sites and from family and friends. I always look beyond the colour of the item I find as this can easily be changed with PlastiKote spray paint.  I have always used this brand, I swear by it . It is also a great way to renew your existing pieces without spending much as well saving them from going into landfill. You can spray just about anything. My mirror in the hallway over the years has been painted all the colours of the rainbow – it breathed a new lease of life into something I had fallen out of love with.


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Colour can transform any space  – and if you want to add pops of colour, you can spray anything from lampshades ( providing you use led light bulbs that don’t get hot) to candlestick holders. Pop a few coloured pieces here and there and watch the space come alive. When you get bored, grab another can of PlastiKote and get spraying!


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If you want a fuss-free furniture upcycle project, you can use a standard PlastiKote spray or one of their new Chalk range – which gives that perfect chalky finish in a flash! The same goes to your appliances –  rather than trying to achieve a professional streak-free finish with a brush (that you know is impossible), you could use a special  appliance  spray paint   I have used it in the past and loved the result.”

I think we can safely say, Pati is a fan! And we’re a fan of hers, inspiring us to be brave with colour! Pati can be found on Instagram @patirobins or on the website,, where the aim is ‘to squeeze more style into small spaces’.

For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

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