Here at Hingham Lumber we’re always looking for fun ways to help our customers feel empowered to tackle projects that interest them. One of the products we think is perfect for DIY projects is the popular Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint line.

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Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint is a durable, easy-to-use, low VOC product that cleans up well with water. Give almost any surface a finish that you can write on. Our paint experts can create any color of chalkboard paint from the Benjamin Moore color palettes and the project ideas for chalkboard paint are limitless. Everything from menu boards to tables, serving trays to coasters, kid’s tables to flower pots look great with chalkboard paint. See some of the projects we’ve saved to our Chalkboard Paint Project board on Pinterest.


Benjamin Moore Studio Finishes

In addition to the basic chalkboard paint, a variety of products are available in “Faux finishes”. Either a latex or oil based color is applied to your piece as a first coat to start the process. What follows is up to your taste or the needs of your particular project. The glaze can have color added to it, and a texture can be added as well. This all results in a look that has depth, translucency and a beautiful luster.

Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint

  • Studio Finishes Glitter Effect is a topcoat that adds an iridescent sparkle to any previously painted interior surface
  • Studio Finishes Latex or Alkyd Glazes offer the opportunity to create an infinite variety of designs and effects on interior surfaces
  • Studio Finishes Metallic Glaze is designed to produce a beautiful metallic effect and dries to a glimmering, translucent metallic luster
  • Studio Finishes Molten Metallic Glaze creates a beautiful hammered-metal effect and is ideal for new and previously painted furniture, decorative pieces, trim, ceilings and walls

We know full well that choosing the perfect paint color can cause a little stress for some people. This is why at Hingham Lumber Company we offer complimentary in store or in home color consultations. (Some restrictions apply – see store for details)

Please contact our Paint Dept. to schedule your color appointment at: 781-749-4200 or

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