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Chalkboard Paint Wine Glasses

What are Chalkboard Paint Wine Glasses?


Chalkboard Paint Wine Glasses feature a chalkboard-textured painted base or surface, which can be written or drawn upon using a chalk and cleanly erased. Chalkboard paint wine glasses are simply made by painting the foot of any stemmed wine glass or a small surface of a stemless wine glass with chalkboard paint. Once dry, chalkboard paint wine glasses are ready to use as a quick and hip alternative to party wine glasses with charms, wine glass place-holders, and wine glass gift for all occasions.

How to Make Chalkboard Paint Wine Glasses?


Chalkboard paint wine glasses are super easy to make. Prepare them at least a day before your party so guests can fully enjoy the fun of writing and drawing on a chalkboard and erasing the chalk marks written on them.

Using Chalkboard Spray Paint

You will need:
Stemmed Wine Glasses
Painter's tape
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Wax Paper


Procedures:
1. Tape about 2/3 of the stem of each wine glass with painter's tape.
2. Cover the bowl of the wine glass with scratch paper so that sprayed paint does not reach this and other parts of the glass that are not intended to be painted.
3. Cover work area with a sheet or two of wax paper and lay wine glasses on top of the latter.
4. Spray the uncovered foot and stem of the wine glass with chalkboard spray paint.
5. Set the stemmed wine glasses upside down to dry for at least 24 hours.
6. Remove painter's tape and your chalkboard wine glasses are ready to use.

By Brushing or Dipping Stemmed Wine Glass onto Chalkboard Paint


You will need:
Stemmed Wine glasses
Painter's tape
Chalkboard Paint
Wax Paper


Procedures:
1. Tape about 2/3 of the stem of each wine glass with painter's tape.
2. Pour chalkboard paint on a small but deep container and lay the latter on top of a sheet or two of wax paper.
3. Dip the foot and stem of the wine glass right up to the painter's tape onto the chalkboard paint.
4. Lift the wine glass gently and allow excess paint to drip back to the container.
5. Alternatively, apply three (3) layers of paint, i.e., one layer every 4 hours, on the uncovered foot and stem of the wine glass.
6. Place the wine glass on top of wax paper to remove the clumps or allow more of the excess paint to drip to the wax paper.
7. Move chalkboard-painted wine glass onto another clean sheet of wax paper after about a minute.
8. Let dry completely for at least 24 hours and remove painter's tape.


How to Make Chalkboard Paint Stemless Wine Glasses?


Stemless wine glasses can also get a tad of pizzazz as chalkboard paint stemless wine glasses. Just a small portion of it, basically a rectangular space enough for writing a name, is all you need to paint each stemless wine glass so their wine drinker can still see the fine color and clarity of wine. To do this:

You will need:
Stemless wine glasses
Thread and ruler for measuring
Wax paper
Art knife or cutter
Painter's tape or masking tape
Chalkboard spray paint

Procedures:
1. Select a small part of the stemless wine glass to be applied with chalkboard paint.
2. Using a thread, measure the circumference and height of the surrounding part of the stemless wine glass.
3. Lay the measured circumference and height on a ruler and cut a sheet of wax paper accordingly.
4. Decide what pattern you would like as writing space for your chalkboard paint stemless wine glasses.
5. Using an art knife or cutter, cut out your desired shape or pattern on the wax paper. Make sure to press lightly to cut it clean.
6. Tape the wax paper tightly around the stemless wine glass, ensuring very little to no gaps between the paper and glass surface.
7. Spray or brush three (3) layers of chalkboard paint onto the cutout pattern.
8. Let dry for at least 24 hours before using.

Tip: Spraying chalkboard paint creates a smooth finish but may scratch easily, while dipping or brushing chalkboard paint can leave a rough and thick finish, however, tends to be longer-lasting.

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint in Different Colors


Chalkboard paints are usually found in two (2) colors, i.e., black and dark green. However, with this simple chalkboard paint recipe, you can make your own chalkboard paint, even in non-traditional chalkboard colors of your choice.1

You will need:
3 teaspoons acrylic paint
1-1/2 teaspoons water-based glazing medium
1/2 teaspoon powder tile grout


Procedures:
1. Simply mix all of the above-listed ingredients very well.


Notes:
1. This DIY chalkboard paint formula can be stored in an air-tight container for a few hours.
2. Mix only as much as you will need for your project as paint will begin to thicken or become brittle after a long period of time.


DIY Chalkboard Paint Application Tips:
1. Apply paint using a regular paint brush and allow each coat of paint to dry completely before applying another layer.
2. Gently sand the painted surface with a 400 grit or 150 grit of sandpaper after each coat of paint after each coat of paint dries to ensure a nice and smooth finish.
3. To condition your chalkboard wine glass before using: Be sure your paint is completely dry. Place a piece of chalk on the side and rub over the entire chalkboard surface, covering the entire area with chalk. Using a felt cloth, wipe off the chalk marks that you have just applied. With a slightly damp cloth, wipe the chalkboard clean.


How to Use and Care for Chalkboard Paint Wine Glasses?


Hand-wash chalkboard paint wine glasses with warm water and gentle soap. Air dry on a wire rack or wipe to dry using a clean dishcloth. For a social gathering, be sure to leave a box of white or colored chalk on the party tables so guests can enjoy the fun of writing on chalkboard during the party.

References:
1http://allthingsgoodbyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/chalkboard-paint.html