I decided to try something new in my life. I followed the directions on the paint can. Weird. I waited the three days before writing on the chalkboard. It was hard. But I did it.
I also “seasoned” the chalk paint with a layer of white chalk. (I rubbed the side of the chalk all over the chalkboard paint.) This helps to prevent your writing from being permanently etched into your paint. Worked like a charm.