How to Write on a Chalkboard: The 3 Best Chalk Writing Tools

BIG Admin October 10, 2017 27

In a previous tutorial I should you how to do a DIY with Chalkboard Paint and now I want to show you my 3 favorite tools for writing with chalk. Enjoy!



  1. Jacqui Wright September 14, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    After watching your previous video on uses for Chalkboard paint I have made a few projects for our home, and have found similar issues with the chalk pens – they're great for anything you want permanence on but not so good if you want to erase what you  have written. For example, I made a clipboard similar to yours for our kitchen grocery list, and have used the pens for the top title that I dont want to rub off every week, and the normal chalk for the grocery items that change each week. I have also found that if you write on the board when its slightly damp (just-wiped), its easier to write more finely, and the chalk is more consistently "white". Love your videos!

  2. skimnice butdim September 25, 2014 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Does the charcoal white erase easily?

  3. BLEH BLAW September 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    What kind of chalk board paint did you use for this board

  4. 1ctjackson October 11, 2014 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Where do you find the charcoal chalk pencil? 

  5. Darcia Cowart November 6, 2014 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Awesome tutorial.  Do you have one on how to lay out your design a head of time and then go over it w  one of the tools?   I have seen computer packages and how to do that  but I want the real thing.  But I also want to be able to have everything fit nicely on the board with angles and flourishes.   

  6. Darcia Cowart November 6, 2014 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    One more question, I have charcoal sticks which are a square shape, can these be used?  They are in color and that would be neat to do a holiday chalk script.  What site do you get your font ideas from?

  7. cccincocc December 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    If you wet the tip of your chalk, you can get a good solid line. I like the pencils, too. And wet, they're much more solid and bright. Of course, any chalk is going to be more solid and bright if it's wet, but I agree – the pencils are my favorite. Excellent info vid!

  8. Brandon Vandekerkhove February 21, 2015 at 1:01 am - Reply

    i love your videos your so craftie your awesome at what you do so um what atre your other videos

  9. Lambert Benally March 3, 2015 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    ? Talking in questions…. Like nails on a chalkboard

  10. Daniela Segura March 14, 2015 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Hello, I watched over again to hear where you purchased the chalk pencil, but didn't hear it? (Third example). If you could please advise, that'd be great. Thank you!

  11. Elva Rósa Skúladóttir July 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    This chalkboard liner is great and very easy to use! – just cut and stick! Can be re-positioned:

  12. Teimone Martin July 29, 2015 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I wanna learn how to write on a flat sided chalk. PLEASE!!

  13. america martinez July 31, 2015 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Stop talking. LOL:)😔

  14. Patty Kilkenny August 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Why does it take you so long to write one little word in script?

  15. superholly September 27, 2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Great tutorial, thanks!!! 😀

  16. Keziah Kurian October 17, 2015 at 1:19 am - Reply

    where did you get that chalk board? it is really nice

  17. steve bird January 6, 2016 at 12:33 am - Reply

    what utter rubbish. I write for a living why would you round off a chalk tip? Chisel edges give you lots of depth to fonts. Please don't tell people you know anything about this trade. you obviously don't.

  18. Sally Snyder February 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    I would have liked to see a close up when you were finished. Thanks!

  19. Anun Kash March 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    just the thought of chalk makes my skin crawl…

  20. Leslie Nguyen April 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Hi! Thank you for the video. I was wondering what did you use to get the light guidelines (before you used the chalks)?

  21. lgarzoria June 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    AUGGHH…the sound of writing on chalkboard!

  22. Mia Johnson July 30, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Mr clean magic erasers will completely take off the chalk markers! 🙂

  23. drcory November 16, 2016 at 1:55 am - Reply

    thanks for the tutorial. Does the charcoal pencil come off easily?

  24. Heather Smith Reseller April 29, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    500th like! very helpful. tfs all the details so clearly

  25. dr troy turner June 8, 2017 at 2:02 am - Reply

    I have a nice Magic Mentalism Trick that had the lone drawback of chalk messages being unclear or rubbing off halfway through the presentation. Thanks to your video, I think the solution is simply sharpening the traditional cheapy flat head chalks. I suspected this but good to hear from someone else prior to trying. Some chalk pens and even chalk holders can cost an upward of $7 so I am not really trying to try a whole lot of things that are expensive for no reason.

  26. Mohit Kumar August 5, 2017 at 7:08 am - Reply


  27. Josi Siefker October 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I'm so happy I found your tips, I'm going to look for a charcoal pencil!

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