Create chalkboard surfaces on paper, wood and terra cotta items To use, simply mask off area where chalkboard surface is desired Paint with chalkboard marker and let dry. Apply second coat and let dry. Cure chalkboard surface first by applying Marvy Bistro Chalk Marker ink all over it. Allow ink to dry and then wipe it off. Now it will be ready to be written on with your Marvy Bistro Chalk Marker or chalk