For Christmas this year, I drew a really cool "tree" of words on my outdoor chalkboard. Target had some paint pens in their "dollar bins" about that time, so I decided to give them a try. I loved the way it created crisp white lines so easily. But, with Christmas behind us, it was time to create something new on the front porch.
I took a spray bottle and paper towels out to wipe it clean, as I usually do. But, unfortunately, chalkboard pens don't come off quite as easily as plain old chalk.
I re-read the small print on the pen (just to be sure I hadn't been mistaken about it being easily removed) and then tried again. No luck.
I researched chalkboard pens online---everything I found stated that they are a little bit more stubborn than regular chalk and suggested using a little soap and water or even a Mr. Clean sponge. Over the past few weeks, I have tried it all. Along with LOTS of elbow grease!! All to no avail.
Finally, last weekend, I gave up, bought a new can of Chalkboard paint, and started over.
I seasoned the board with chalk.
This time, I used just ordinary chalk. The lines aren't as crisp or clean, but I know that it will erase with a little water when the time comes.