How to Make a DIY Outdoor Chalkboard 

When you have kids, you want them to have a blast without spending a lot of money, which is why you need to try this DIY outdoor chalkboard with your kids.

Making your own outdoor chalkboard for your kids is rewarding because it is a fun project that you and your kids can do together. After a long weekend, it is time to start this Pinterest project needed to start. A project won't be done until you start!

How to Make a DIY Outdoor Chalkboard


– (1) 3X5 foot Cement Board (typically used behind shower tiles, waterproof/weatherproof) – 1 quart of exterior latex paint, black – 1 package of un-sanded tile grout – (3) 8-foot pieces of trim (optional) and screws to attach to cement board

– 1 quart of exterior high gloss latex paint for trim, bright color! (optional) – 3-4 disposable mini paint rollers – 1 mini paint tray – 2 large paint rolls and 1 large roller

– 1 large paint tray – tin foil (optional) – 6 deck screws – plastic spoons – a plastic disposable container Optional Materials: – 1 measuring cup – 1 tablespoon


Step 1: First, you want to lay the cement board on a flat raised surface where it will stay clean; Dust off any debris and wipe it with a damp cloth but do not soak it with water.

Put black (base) paint in a disposable container. Add un-sanded tile grout a little bit at a time and stir with a paint stick or any disposable item (make sure you read everything on the package and be careful since there warning signs of corrosive )

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