My first two projects were the side of a kitchen cabinet and the side of our entry cabinet. The kitchen cabinet is for me! I get to write whatever I like on it, it's not at kid height! The entry cabinet is for the kids.
I cleaned the surfaces with a damp cloth. Then I rolled on the paint! No primer, no sanding, just used a foam roller and rolled it on. Two coats, 4 hours to dry between. We did the first coat in the 20 min. we had before soccer practice! Then for 3 long days the kids kept asking when it was ready to use...there is a 3 day wait period. When my son came home from school on the 3rd day he was quick to remind me this was the end of the 3rd day and it's time to color! So all 3 kids grabbed chalk at the same time and went to it. I was quite impressed, though....they divided the very narrow space (21 inches wide by 36 inches high) into 3 sections and each colored on their assigned area!I got to try it:
Then the kids took over:
In the kitchen:
....and next step (there's always a next step)-find dustless chalk!!
Now I'm going to work on my chalkboard handwriting skills!