Chalkboards & Blackboards in UK

Chalkboards and Blackboards are one of the easiest ways to advertise. We manufacture our Chalkboards and Blackboards either with Eaziwipe or timber painted in the traditional way. 

Large Chalkboards - Table Chalkboards - Outdoor Chalkboards

Our Eaziwipe Chalkboards are guaranteed for 5 years against staining and can be cut to any size and shape.  All of our Chalkboards & Blackboards are UK manufactured and can be made with and without frames and is perfect for outdoor use.  If you do not see what you want on this page call us, at 0161 763 1072, and we will be happy to help!

What's the difference between a Chalkboard and a Blackboard? Not a thing!  Traditionally a board that has been painted with a matt black paint, to give a surface that you can draw or write on with chalk was known in the UK as a blackboard, however as time has progressed and we have been influenced by other countries (mainly our cousins over the pond) they are now referred to as either! Chalkboards are often referred to as Chalk Boards too!


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A Brief History of Chalkboards

The origins of chalkboards can be traced back centuries. Early versions utilized slate, a naturally dark and smooth stone, ideal for writing with chalk. In the 18th century, wooden boards painted with dark paint emerged as a more affordable alternative. These blackboards became ubiquitous in classrooms throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, serving as a crucial tool for education.

Today, chalk sign boards have transcended their educational roots. They are embraced by businesses for eye-catching signage, menus, and promotions. Homes incorporate them for creative displays, to-do lists, or charming messages.

The enduring appeal of chalkboards lies in their simplicity and versatility. They offer a unique canvas for expression, easily adaptable and endlessly reusable.

The Advantages of Chalkboards

In a world increasingly dominated by digital displays, chalkboards offer a refreshing and practical alternative:

  • Versatility: Chalkboards can be used for an endless variety of purposes - displaying menus, promoting specials, crafting personalized messages, or creating artistic expressions.

  • Easy to Use: Anyone can pick up a piece of chalk and write or draw on a chalkboard. No technical expertise or special equipment is needed.

  • Eco-Friendly: Chalk is a natural and non-toxic material, making chalkboards an environmentally friendly choice.

  • Cost-Effective: Chalkboards are affordable and require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective solution for both businesses and individuals.

  • Eye-Catching: The classic black background with vibrant chalk lettering creates a visually appealing and eye-catching display.

  • Nostalgia Factor: Chalkboards evoke a sense of nostalgia, adding a touch of vintage charm to any space.

BHMA Chalkboards: Crafted for Quality and Choice

At BHMA Signs, we understand the enduring value of chalkboards. That's why we offer a carefully curated selection of chalkboards and blackboards for sale, catering to diverse needs and preferences:

  • Material Options: Choose between traditional wooden boards or our innovative Eaziwipe surface. Eaziwipe offers a smooth, non-porous surface that resists staining and is guaranteed for five years.

  • Size and Customization: We offer a range of standard sizes, including A4, perfect for smaller displays. Additionally, we can custom-make chalkboards to any size and shape to meet your specific requirements.

  • Framed or Unframed: Select a framed chalkboard for a polished look or an unframed option for a more rustic aesthetic.

  • Indoor and Outdoor Use: Our chalkboards are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. For outdoor applications, we recommend choosing our Eaziwipe surface for optimal weather resistance.

Beyond the options listed above, we are happy to discuss custom designs, logos, or branding elements to make your chalkboard truly unique.

Inspiring Applications for Chalkboards

The possibilities are endless when it comes to using chalkboards. Here are a few inspiring ideas:

  • Businesses: Restaurants can showcase daily specials, cafes can display enticing beverage menus, and retail stores can promote sales or new arrivals. Chalkboards are also perfect for event announcements or customer feedback sections.

  • Homes: Get creative! Use a chalkboard for grocery lists, to-do reminders, or inspirational quotes. Incorporate them into children's play areas or create a charming message board in your entryway.

  • Events: Chalkboards can add a personalized touch to weddings, birthday parties, or baby showers. Welcome guests, display a menu, or create a fun photo booth backdrop.

  • Schools and Educational Institutions: While whiteboards may have taken center stage in classrooms, chalkboards still hold a place for artistic expression, brainstorming sessions, or displaying student work.

By incorporating chalkboards into your space, you unlock a world of creative possibilities and embrace a timeless tradition.

Maintaining Your Chalkboard

With proper care, your BHMA chalkboard will last for years to come. Here are some simple tips:

  • Cleaning: To erase chalk, use a clean, dry cloth or a chalkboard eraser. Avoid abrasive materials that can scratch the surface.

  • Deep Cleaning: For stubborn chalk residue or to refresh the writing surface, especially for traditional wooden boards, you can use a damp cloth with a mild soap solution. Ensure the board is completely dry before using it again.

  • Eaziwipe Surface Care: Our Eaziwipe surface requires minimal maintenance. Simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth for effortless erasure. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.

  • Storage: When not in use, store your chalkboard in a cool, dry place. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.



Frequently Asked Questions



There isn't really a difference! Traditionally, both terms referred to a dark-colored board used for writing with chalk. The terms "chalkboard" and "blackboard" are used interchangeably these days.


Chalk dust can be a minor concern, but it's easily manageable. For everyday cleaning, simply use a clean, dry cloth or a chalkboard eraser. For a deeper clean, especially on traditional wooden boards, you can use a damp cloth with a mild soap solution. Our Eaziwipe surface requires minimal maintenance; just wipe it clean with a damp cloth.


Traditional wooden boards can be prone to staining over time with regular use. However, at BHMA Signs, we offer the innovative Eaziwipe surface. This non-porous surface resists staining and is guaranteed for five years, ensuring your chalkboard stays looking its best.


We offer a range of standard sizes, including a handy A4 chalkboard for smaller displays. Additionally, we specialize in custom-made solutions. No matter the size or shape you require, we can create a chalkboard to meet your exact needs.


Absolutely! Framed chalkboards offer a polished look and add a touch of elegance to any space. We also offer unframed options for a more rustic aesthetic.


While traditional wooden boards may not be ideal for outdoor environments, our Eaziwipe surface is weather-resistant and perfect for outdoor applications. For optimal durability outdoors, we recommend choosing a chalkboard with the Eaziwipe surface.


The possibilities are endless! Businesses can use them for menus, promotions, or announcements. Homes can incorporate them for grocery lists, inspirational quotes, or children's play areas. Chalkboards are also perfect for events, adding a personalized touch to weddings, birthdays, or baby showers.