It will save you a few $$$'s by searching into making your individual black board paint. simply mix 1/3 part water and 1/3 part plaster of paris together. Then mix with 1/3 part of flat paint. It is not only less costly but you may even hold the board be described as a dark color that meets the wedding colors as opposed to the standard black. If trying another color then black you might like to consider using a percentage first to make sure the chalk appears adequate. Lowe's sells 8 oz sample containers for approximately $3.