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My homemade clay board recipe

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Nokie, Feb 5, 2019.


  1. Nokie

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    so ever since I watched Fred make clay board on YT I wanted to give it a try but was leary about ordering all the stuff for it in case I made it and it either didn’t turn out or I didn’t like painting on it.
    So it struck me the other day that I used to mix some stuff up when I was patching plaster and doing decorative ceilings. So I made one yesterday and it worked. So I thought I’d share how to make some with stuff you either have at home or can get at Home Depot
    Here’s the supplies I used.
    C6A8D679-619A-4C45-9A4C-98EDF7644FEC.jpeg Durabond easy sand drywall mud. I happened to have 45 min. So I used that. It runs about $20
    016BECD0-26F8-4BC8-A882-68795B26ECE4.jpeg Some white interior semi-gloss trim paint. I’m using it out of a 5 gallon bucket but you could get a quart pretty cheap
    A piece of 1/4 inch plywood cut to whatever size you want. This is 5x7 inches. And I have it primed white. 11B6DC3A-E4F0-4F48-89E5-0A39A47EE0CA.jpeg
    Step 1-mix your mud with some water. Try to get it right before it becomes like the texture of regular mud
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    Step 2- pour just a tiny bit of paint in. 9E4A7816-F1E6-4C30-95ED-2FCF0BAE5CFE.jpeg
    Mix it til it’s pastey and smooth.
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    Step 3-Then coat your plywood
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    Hit it with a hair dryer and it’ll dry in a few minutes.
    Step 4- sand and recoat.
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    Let that dry and sand again. It’ll come out bright white and smooth as glass.
    So far it’s been great erasing and scratching.
    Hope someone can use this idea too!
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    You might also be able to use a different color paint to change the color of the clay board? Thanks for posting it.
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    I have tons of different paint in my shop, so I’ll play around with some different colors and see what I can come up with and how it comes out.
    I’ll keep posting results here.
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