- 4×8 sheet of smooth plywood
- Chalkboard Paint
- ScotchBlue Delicate Surfaces Painter’s Tape
- Putty knife
- White latex paint
- Lint-free paint roller
- Paint tray
- Sanding block (optional)
Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal.
Step 1: Make sure your plywood is free from any splinters or cracks. Sand edges smooth if necessary using a sanding block. Paint the entire sheet of plywood with chalkboard paint using a lint-free foam roller. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Step 2: Use ScotchBlue Delicate Surfaces Painter’s Tape to tape off a border around the outside perimeter of your calendar; this will act as a placeholder for your border. We chose to do a traditional monthly calendar on the left side and a large “Notes” section on the right side. Our border was approximately 4 inches on the bottom, sides and approximately 8 inches on the top of the calendar to allow space to label the days of the week.
To make this easier, we used 4 rows of the 1.88 inch wide ScotchBlue Delicate Surfaces Painter’s Tape.
Step 3: Next, tape off 5 rows of 7 squares. We taped off 6 inch squares leaving 1” of space in between each square on the calendar grid.
Step 4: For the “Notes” section, tape off a rectangle inside of the border you taped off in Step 2. We placed our tape approximately 1” inside of the border.
Step 5: Next, press down on all edges of the tape to seal the tape using a putty knife or 5-in- 1 tool. This helps to prevent bleeding of paint underneath the board.
Step 6: Remove all of the tape around the border of your plywood.
Step 7: Paint entire board white except the inside of the “Notes” section.
Step 8: While paint is tacky (not completely dry) remove the tape by pulling the tape back on itself and pulling away from the surface at a 45-degree angle. Allow paint to dry thoroughly.
Step 9: Use stickers, stencils, paint pens or vinyl decals (like we did!) to label the days of the week and your notes section. Hang on the wall and admire your cute new calendar!
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