The 7 Best Chalkboards

Updated December 15, 2016

7 Best Chalkboards
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We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Yes, we know they are a bit old-school and can be very messy, too, but there's something about these chalkboards that holds a nostalgic charm. Reminiscent of the literal old school blackboards, they are ideal for kids to express their artistic side on or for shops, restaurants and bars to tout their wares in a delightfully stylish manner. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best chalkboard on Amazon.

7. Dooley Wood Framed 2436CH

This Dooley Wood Framed 2436CH chalk board will be like a blast from the past for most classroom students today. It measures about two feet tall by three feet wide and looks just like a smaller version of the blackboards many pupils used during their whole academic career.
  • pre "prime" with chalk for best results
  • works better with chalk pens than sticks
  • mounting process is annoying
Brand Dooley
Model 2436CH
Weight 4 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

6. Mega Stationers Magnetic Chalkboard

With the Mega Stationers Magnetic Chalkboard you can jot down notes or updates on the board itself using chalk or you can post notes onto its surface using magnets. If you're like most people, you'll end up doing both. A handy easel stand comes included.
  • sturdy wooden frame
  • good for countertop display
  • great price but small size
Brand Mega Stationers
Model ST058
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Chalkboard Sign Message Board

This vintage-style Chalkboard Sign Message Boardfrom The New Image Group comes complete with jute hanging string to create a look perfect for labeling food stations at weddings, showers, or galas, or for making announcements ready to post to your Facebook or Instagram.
  • lightweight and good for travel
  • measures 10" wide x 8" high
  • not intended for use with liquid chalk
Brand The New Image Group
Model pending
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

4. Mr. Big Chalk

This Mr. Big Chalk wall clinging decal can transform any flat surface into a large chalkboard. Use it as a semi-permanent fixture in a classroom or at a camp or put it up for use when you just need a chalkboard for an hour. You can also trim this 6' 5" sheet as needed.
  • great low price tag
  • idea-filled ebook with order
  • includes a 5-pack of chalk
Brand Life of the Party
Model pending
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

3. Vintage Framed Slate Kitchen Chalkboard

This Vintage Framed Slate Kitchen Chalkboard looks great as a mere decoration but, of course, it can also be the go-to place for all your family messages, plans, recipes, and more. Its surface works well with liquid chalk markers or with traditional chalk.
  • double sided for quick message changes
  • lightweight and easy to hang
  • well reviewed by owners
Brand VersaChalk
Model pending
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Krylon Special Purpose Chalkboard Paint

If you want the very best chalkboard to suit your needs, then create it yourself using Krylon Special Purpose Chalkboard Paint. This 29 fluid ounce can of paint can create several large chalkboards on almost any flat surface, from drywall to concrete to wood.
  • low odor and fast drying
  • great for classroom or kid's room
  • meant for interior use only
Brand Krylon
Model KDQ5223
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

1. Freestanding Country Rustic Style Message

This MyGift Freestanding Country Rustic Style Message chalkboard will serve you well whether you're trying to attract churchgoers to your Sunday bake sale or barflies to your Happy Hour 2-for-1 drink deal. It creates a stable, two-sided platform for sharing your message.
  • 18 inches wide by 44 inches tall
  • good for kids art projects
  • folds flat for storage
Brand MyGift
Model pending
Weight 2.4 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

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