Commercial Chalkboard Contact Paper, Black, 18 Inches x 6 Feet
Commercial Chalkboard Contact Paper, Black, 18 Inches x 6 Feet
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Con-Tact Brand lets you turn anything into a writing surface with this self-adhesive chalkboard. Perfect for restaurants, school, or office. Cut to any shape and size. Peel position and reposition. Write and wipe.
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||$0.83 ( 9%)
|Product Weight:||1.0 pounds|
|Package Length:||17.7 inches|
|Package Width:||1.5 inches|
|Package Height:||1.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.85 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 328 reviews|
Tough, durable and repels stains. Wipes clean easily.
Lets you turn anything into a writing surface
It's easy to apply, easy to remove and easy to keep clean.
Size: 18 inches x 6 feet (45 cm x 183 cm)
Features an easy-to-peel liner and an adhesive that allows it to be repositioned during installation without leaving a sticky residue. Simply cut to length or shape for a custom application.
|Average Customer Review: ( 328 customer reviews )
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1022 of 1028 found the following review helpful:
Forget Your Doubts - This Stuff Is Great Dec 16, 2010
By M. Schreiber
"TV-free, Battery-operated-toy-shunning, Natural-ish Mama"
Other reviewers have commented that this is nothing but black contact paper. This is true - it IS black contact paper. When you first take it out of the package, you feel it and think that it feels NOTHING like a chalkboard and that there is NO WAY ON EARTH that it is going to take chalk well. Disappointment and resentment may well up inside you. But take heart! This stuff is actually fantastic, and takes chalk like a CHARM.
There are a couple of secrets to getting it to work just like a regular chalkboard. The first is quite intuitive: make sure you apply it carefully to a very smooth surface. I don't think a textured wall will work well. Alas, I have quite textured walls in my house, and I wanted to use it as wallpaper for a small section of my daughter's room. Well, I scrapped that idea and applied it to a large piece of masonite board (you know, the stuff that is often used for pegboard, but without the rows of holes). This masonite board (Hardboard Masonite Panel- 18x24x1/8 Inch) is VERY smooth on both sides (although the stuff you get at the hardware store is often very rough and fiberous on the other side). Proper application should also include taking the time to remove any bubbles that arise under the surface; the paper is slightly repositionable, or you can use the side of a credit card or ever-popular and-extraordinarily-useful-for-all-sorts-of-things scraper such as Nylon Pan Scrapers (Set of 2), to gently (GENTLY!) rub the bubbles out.
The second secret is less intuitive. When you first try to draw on the stuff with chalk, it will seem like it is not working at all. The chalk might barely show up, or it may not draw smoothly. More disappointment and resentment may flood you. HOWEVER, most chalkboards come with instructions that say to color (with chalk, obviously) all over the board and then erase it before the first time you try to use it "for real". Do this! Rub with the side of the chalk (evenly and lightly will do it) all over the board - and then erase it using a regular felt chalkboard eraser like the Alex Felt Chalk Board Eraser with Wooden Grip, DRY paper towel, or similar. For reasons I cannot explain, this makes chalkboards "take" the chalk much more smoothly. You may have to repeat this step one more time, but after this, I think you will find that the chalkboard paper does in fact work JUST LIKE a REAL CHALKBOARD!! Yay! (They call this step "curing" the chalkboard, and it is necessary for ALL chalkboards, if you really want to prep the surface well - go ahead, google "curing chalkboard" and see what you get!)
Your chalkboard paper should now work beautifully. Mine works with all sorts of colored chalks, such as Colored Chalk (16), or even Colored Drawing Chalk 24-Stick Pack, or similar. Even regular sidewalk chalk, like Melissa & Doug 10 Jumbo Triangular Chalk Sticks.
Or, if your chalkboard is for your child(ren), surprise him/her/them with I Can Draw People (Usborne Playtime), I Can Draw Animals (Kid Kits), or similar kits from Usborne, which include a nifty instruction book and jumbo colored chalks.
So, to sum up, for perfect results from your chalkboard contact paper:
1) Apply it carefully to a very smooth surface, being sure to get the bubbles out.
2) Cure it by coloring it all over with the side of a piece of chalk and then erasing it, two times, with a DRY eraser.
Now ENJOY! After this, I would be very surprised to hear that you were not completely satisfied with the product. (And I do NOT work for the company that sells it, either!) :-)
X*X*X*X* EDITED REVIEW JANUARY 23, 2012 X*X*X*X*X
Thank you everyone for your ever-so-kind comments about my review. I am so glad that you have found it helpful over the past year and I hope that the review continues to be of assistance in the future. As of now, our chalkboard is still "up and running" so to speak, and although it is a little the worse for the wear (doesn't erase quite as well as it once did, has some spots that are difficult to write on) it is still a source of amusement and joy to my now-six-year-old. It gets heavy use with a variety of chalks, and has occasionally been misused with crayons, but it has held up very well. I still highly recommend it, at least for the use to which I have put it - a child's chalkboard.
I am writing this revision also to let future readers know that I will not be following the comments on this review anymore as of now. I love knowing that my words have been helpful, and hope they continue to be so. Good luck with whatever chalkboard you decide to go with!
79 of 84 found the following review helpful:
Love It! Cheap and works perfectly! Jan 19, 2008
By K. Kenoyer
I was worried when I purchased this that I would end up with a flimsy piece of contact paper that would either resist chalk or soak it in too well, resulting in permanent lines. Neither worry came to pass... this paper is awesome! Much faster than painting, much cheaper than a traditional board, and easy to cut and place. I've been toying with several diff. shapes and I think my kids will enjoy this purchase for years to come!
69 of 80 found the following review helpful:
Great value Oct 07, 2007
By ~*Feral aRchiTect kiTten*~
This is the cheapest way to convert a wall into a blackboard. However, this is basically just a sticky sheet of vinyl, so you will feel the bumps on the wall as you write. Still, that's not too much of a problem, and the value is overall very good.
30 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Great chalkpaper Dec 08, 2007
By M. Pilo-pais
Great way to get a chalkpaper virtually anywhere. I strongly suggest putting it in a wall with a smooth flat surface.
23 of 25 found the following review helpful:
You get what you pay for! Sep 11, 2012
By US MARINE
I will preface this with I generally do not like to rate a 1 star and if you read my other reviews will find that I have never done this before.
The product is extremely thin, not durable either. The adhesive on the back to stick to the wall or boards etc. was not strong enough for me to even put it up for more than a few hours.
I cleaned the wall in the area where I wanted it to be, dried it out and then let it sit until extremely dry.
I then applied this to the wall as if it were wallpaper - Rolled it on to make it as perfect as possible. It looked great at first.
I wanted to surprise my kiddos once they arrived home from school which was in 2 hours. I then wanted to write something on there. I had white chalk, colored chalk (school grade) and sidewalk chalk. All of the chalks would barely show up on the paper which was not something I was excited about. When trying to erase it left awful marks on the paper.
I used a slightly damp tissue paper and it worked great!
To my dismay when I went to get the kids from school, I checked on the wall (extremely excited) and was let down because it was on the floor rolled up and now stuck to itself.
This made it extremely difficult to try to unravel with ripping it. It also left crazy creases in it which deemed it useless.
I then purchased chalkboard paint which was about 50% more and it has worked as a charm.
I highly recommend you do your research and if possible go to a friends house if they have something similar.
I will not tell you to not buy this as it is your money, but just wanted to give a little insight into my experience.
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