Chalk Lettering Workshop Resource Guide
I have a list of tried and trusted tools that I use, many of which we used in class! I have included links below. Please note that in full transparency, these are affiliate links, however, I personally use all these products because they are the bomb.com.org.edu.gov.
MY GO TO TOOLS
- Crayola Chalk- I don't like using the "dustless" chalk. Just the plain old Chalk is good!
- Crayola Color Chalk - These pigments are fantastic and in a really versatile assortment...and yes, there is black chalk!
- Pencil Sharpener with a large and small hole
Microfiber Cloth (this is a 50 pack.... can't ever have too many of these around the house!)
Chalkboards -The boards we used in class are MDF from Lowes +Home Depot with chalk paint on them. If you want to make your own using MDF, or if you need to resurface your chalkboard, I prefer Valspar Chalk Paint (tintable).
If you plan on purchasing a ready-made board, I like Versa Chalk Brand because it works with chalk as well as chalk markers and the ink actually comes off.
- This is the A-Frame I always recommend to my business clients
This is the board I always recommend for folks who want to do chalk lettering at home.
- And if you are really hurting to use chalk pens on these boards, I love love love Versachalk's Classic colors. They aren't neon, or overly colorful, but a more muted tone for the perfect rustic look.
Magic Eraser style foam block- Use dry as a mild abrasive, use wet for a deep clean of your board
- Sealant- Garnier Fructose Full Control Aerosol Hairspray. It has to be this one. Other brands or versions are too oily or sticky and can ruin the surface of your board.