I got the mug at target and taped off the area I wanted to paint with painters tape.
Leave a space at the top so you won't be putting your mouth on the chalkboard part. The paint says it is non-toxic but you don't want to take any chances. Also it was difficult and messy to try to paint between the handle ends so I just taped off along the edge of it as shown.
instructional video. Of course it is in french but is subtitled in english. I ended up just looking at the video anyway and not reading it. It is a wonder I can walk upright isn't it?
Rule #1 Use the correct type of paint
Rule#2 Mix the paint thoroughly before you start to get rid of the shiny stuff
Rule#3 Use the correct brush
This is the recommended brush type and it worked really well for me, go figure.
I only used one coat and it covered very well. Just be careful to get an even coat because I had a couple drip spots once it dried and by then it was too late to fix.
I thought it looked pretty plain so I tried to do some stenciling on it and found that at least for me both the Pebeo porcelain paint (the regular kind not chalkboard kind) and martha stewart brand didn't work very well
I ended up using some sharpie paint pens and drew inside the stencil. It is a little messy and I don't really like the colors - which were limited- but not bad for my
bat droppings and pumpkin poop.
Have a crafty day!