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10 years 1 week ago #32077 by kai
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I want a things for sale at our gate, I want a blackboard, but I have no idea where to buy blackboard paint from. Mitre 10 did not have any, tbh they seemed puzzled as to what it is.

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10 years 1 week ago #429029 by Simkin
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Resene has it but be prepared - it's expensive. I've heard it works quite well.

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10 years 1 week ago #429030 by kai
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thanks, resene happens to be opposite mitre 10, so will call in next time I am there.

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10 years 1 week ago #429031 by eelcat
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We bought a small can a while ago from Mitre 10 - yes very expensive. A friend who runs a roadside shop says that they just use black paint - much much cheaper

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10 years 1 week ago #429032 by katieb
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we got some from either resene or mitre 10 cant remember now sorry but I searched the mitre10 website....

www.mitre10mega.co.nz/shop/paint_decorat...paint_250ml__358073/

www.mitre10mega.co.nz/shop/paint_decorat..._paint_500ml_361174/

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10 years 1 week ago #429033 by kai
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the last one I made I used stove blackening as I had some spare, it was OK, but did not quite work the same as the blackboards I remember as a school kid.

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10 years 1 week ago #429047 by Simkin
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Here in Christchurch Mitre10 sells Resene paints but this may be because Resene has lost shops in the earthquake.

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10 years 1 week ago #429056 by Scuba_Steve
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I've found it at Mitre10, Bunnings, Resene, Dulux, pretty much all paint shops should have some. Alternately matt black does a decent job as blackboard paint too


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10 years 1 week ago #429073 by kai
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cheers folks, I will give mitre 10 another go, I may just have got a newbie to the paint department.

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10 years 1 week ago #429075 by BillyTheTractor
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I got mine in mitre 10 BUT you can also make it - and if you DIY it you can make it any colour! I've done it with great success.

How to -
Pour one cup of your paint into a bowl. Any colour will do
Add 2 teaspoons of non-sanded grout and mix really well making sure all the wee lumps are out.
And that's it! How simple is that?

Non-sanded grout, in NZ would appear to be the powdered stuff - they didn't know what I meant till we found it.

Couple of things to note
- I would add the powdered grout slowly, stirring a lot in-between. It has a tendency to all of a sudden turn into actual grout - great if you've got a bathroom to do, not so great if you want to paint with it.
- Even stirring and stirring I was still left with tiny grainy bits when I painted our larder door. Not to worry though as a very, very light sand will get rid of them.



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10 years 5 days ago #429344 by foufee
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we got a roll of black board decal off the Grabone store site for $29 - bit cheaper than the paint but maybe not so good at the gate - just another option if you are thinking of a sign you bring in. They don't have it on there right now but it comes up regularly.

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10 years 5 days ago #429351 by 3 girls farming
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would it be worth buying an actual blackboard... ? sometimes you can pick things up quite cheaply which saves the job of making one.

one thing I would advise.. if you buy the real stuff.. give it a REALLY good mix/shake before you use it.. obviously the stuff in there (grout?) it pretty heavy

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10 years 5 days ago #429403 by foufee
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and today they have not quite black board but close www.grabonestore.co.nz/firstin-1120?utm_...625&utm_medium=email

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10 years 5 days ago #429440 by Anne
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Or you could use the back of an old real estate sign and use white board markers.

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10 years 4 days ago #429482 by spoook
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Tried TM? Look here .

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