STANFORD, Ky. — “If you think a chalkboard’s place is only in the classroom, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Today, interior designers and event planners are increasingly using chalkboard paint to create clever, customized décor,” says Selena Dehne of

DecoArt®, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating™ to its line of acrylic craft mediums that will instantly change any painted surface into a chalkboard.

After researching how customers were using its popular Americana® Chalkboard Paint™, DecoArt® found that multiple uses and surfaces were desired and sought out by its customers, and many of these customers were asking for their own favorite color of Americana® Chalkboard Paint™ to be created.

Now, with Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating™, those same customers can add a chalkboard finish to any painted surface for a quick transformation of projects large and small. Its easy brush-on formula converts a wide range of surfaces such as walls, cabinets, doors, terra cotta, metal and most porous surfaces into chalkboards. A chalkboard can now be made out of any available painted shade and is no longer confined to traditional black and green.

Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating™ is available two sizes- an 8-oz and a 2-oz squeeze bottle. It will be available for purchase February 24, 2012.

About DecoArt, Inc.:

Since 1985, DecoArt has manufactured one of the broadest lines of acrylic paints and finishes for general arts and crafts use in the world. The line includes all-purpose acrylics for professional artists, crafters, and students. Located centrally in the United States, DecoArt manufactures numerous specialty paints that are designed specifically for surfaces like glass, ceramics, fabric, and metal, from its Stanford, KY production facility. DecoArt products are known around the world for their superior and consistent quality and excellent value. For more information on DecoArt, visit

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  1. [...] the board red using craft paint. 3) Sanded edges of board using a heavy grit sand paper. 4) Using DecoArt’s Chalkboard Coating (which I found at Hobby Lobby), I turned it into a freaking chalkboard!  Miracle! 5) Had a fun [...]

  2. Margaret says:

    Can this product be used on wood surfaces that aren’t painted?

  3. DecoArt says:

    Hi Margaret,

    The wood does not have to be painted first. However, white chalk will not show up. You will need to use colored chalk.

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