DIY Chalkboard Fridge – Pimp my Fridge!

We have one of those open-plan living rooms / kitchens and our big grey fridge was always a sore in my eyes when entering the room. Thanks to Pinterest, I came across chalkboard painted fridges and oh my, they look amazing! They are not only pretty stylish, but handy too: You can add a section for chores, meal plans, To Do’s, shopping lists etc.

You can find some inspiration of my favourite chalkboard fridges and dream kitchens here [click].

Initially I was a bit nervous about the whole process and asked myself how to paint a fridge??? But in all honesty- it’s super easy and I wish I’d done it before. So here is how you can transform your refrigerator into a stylish blackboard!

How to paint a fridge with chalkboard paint

You will also find a printable instructions of how to create a chalkboard fridge at the bottom of the page.

You will need

For the Preparation:

  • sugar soap
  • masking tape
  • old newspaper or old cloth to protect floor

For the Painting:

And don’t forget a chalkboard pen for some creative lettering afterwards. 🙂

Tip: Our fridge cover is made of plastic and therefore we did not need to prime it. However, if it is a different material, check what the label on your blackboard paint states.

Get Painting

It’s All About the Preparation! 

  • clean the surface with sugar soap (use gloves!), rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with a kitchen towel
  • cover all the edges and surfaces you don’t want paint on with tape. Because I did not had any proper masking tape at home, I used some washing tape and that worked just as good
  • protect your floor, e.g. with some old news papers sticked on the floor with masking or washi tap

Apply some paint!

  • add some of the paint to your tray, dip in your foam roller, and make sure you spread the paint evenly on the foam roller (use the tray to roll off any excess paint)
  • start with your first paint layer on the fridge. Thin and even coats work best for the paint! Tip: paint one row after the other and make sure your strokes are long and even, resulting in a smooth finish. If you see a bubble or paint blob, NOW is the time to fix it.
  • once you’ve done the first coat, check if there are any bits missing (corners, edges) and paint them with the smaller brush. Again, do not apply too much paint at once, you’ll have to add a second coat later anyway
  • after the first coat of paint is dried, apply the second coat thin and evenly

 

Let dry and don’t forget to get your chalkboard pens out for some lettering fun 🙂

 

 

Printable DIY Chalkboard Fridge Project

How To Paint a Fridge with Chalkboard Paint

Author Cora (www.sukiandpink.co.uk)

Ingredients

For the Preparation

  • sugar soap
  • masking tape
  • old newspaper or old cloth to protect floor

For the Painting:

  • blackboard paint I used Rostelum Tip: Our fridge cover is made of plastic and therefore we did not need to prime it. However, if it is a different material, check what the label on your blackboard paint states.
  • a small roller brush I used a foam roller
  • painting tray
  • smaller brush for edges
  • And don't forget a chalkboard pen for some creative lettering afterwards. 🙂

Instructions

It's All About the Preparation!

  1. clean the surface with sugar soap (use gloves!), rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with a kitchen towel

  2. cover all the edges and surfaces you don't want paint on with tape. Because I did not had any proper masking tape at home, I used some washing tape and that worked just as good

  3. protect your floor, e.g. with some old news papers sticked on the floor with masking or washi tape

Get Painting!

  1. add some of the paint to your tray, dip in your foam roller, and make sure you spread the paint evenly on the foam roller (use the tray to roll off any excess paint)

  2. start with your first paint layer on the fridge. Thin and even coats work best for the paint! 

    Tip: paint one row after the other and make sure your strokes are long and even, resulting in a smooth finish. If you see a bubble or paint blob, NOW is the time to fix it.

  3. Once you've done the first coat, check if there are any bits missing (corners, edges) and paint them with the smaller brush. Again, do not apply too much paint at once, you'll have to add a second coat later anyway.

  4. After the first coat of paint is dried, apply the second coat thin and evenly.

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