Ok y’all this is a public service announcement!! I'm fixing so many chalkboards these days, not that I don't love the business but it’s getting a little silly. So here's a tip... When you get a new chalkboard rub it down with chalk like the picture shows before you use it. Don't write directly on it for the first time before doing this or what you write gets stuck and never goes away and you are left angry with a chalkboard that needs fixing :) just take your chalk sideways and rub it all over the area and then wait 24 hours and you are good to go!!!