For some odd reason, the Lowes near my house does not carry chalkboard spray paint so I settled for the kind in a paint can and bought a foam brush for application.
I had some things to learn before I was able to get it right, so I’m sharing my newfound knowledge.
Items to paint, I used a serving dish & a dip bowl
Small foam roller (NOT a foam brush)
Once you have chosen the items you would like to paint, tape off the area you want to be painted. If you have a bunch of stuff, I suggest you tape everything off and have it ready to go all at once.
Pour a small amount of well-mixed paint onto a disposable plate and roll out evenly using a small foam paint roller. Roll one coat of paint inside the taped area.
Remove tape while paint is still wet or it will peal at the edges. Allow to dry.
Repeat Steps 2 & 3 until you are content with the finished product.
(I made these as a wedding gift and purchased these adorable spreaders from SissyPretties on Etsy)
If you splatter paint outside the lines or the paint bleeds through, gently dab the areas with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.
Foam Brush Results
I found that if trying to create an elegant piece, a limited knowledge of chalkboard paint would ruin it. I expected the paint to blend into itself (dimensionally speaking)… but it dried exactly like it was applied.