IMG_1184Several months ago my wife Destiny wanted to spruce up our kitchen somehow. With limited funds there wasn’t much she could do in terms of redesigning our kitchen. But she had an idea about painting some of our cabinets to make them stand out in some way. She talked to me about it briefly and I was okay with whatever she had in mind. So I went off to work and went about my day. When I came home that afternoon I walked into something really cool. Destiny had taken some chalk board paint and painted the fronts of a few cabinets. I wasn’t sure about it until I got out some chalk and wrote a few things on them. I was sold, but I still felt like something was missing and I wasn’t sure what it was.

IMG_1189Fast forward several months later when ChalkOla contacted me asking if I would like to try out their chalk markers. They sent me two packages of chalk markers. They sent over their standard pack of 10 neon 6mm neon chalk markers as well as their new line of 15mm chalk markers. The markers arrived super fast and I got them opened and started shaking. I was shaking because that’s what you have to do with these types of markers. Because of their high density of chalk ink, they take about 2-3 minutes before you can start using them. This is important to remember so you do not start cursing when there is no color coming out of a freshly opened marker. I would also recommend testing out the marker on a small area before going all out with them. The chalk pens need to be used on a non porous surface, such as a chalk board, white board, glass, etc. And they can easily be cleaned up with a wet cloth or wet wipe.

IMG_1237Once the markers were ready I started getting to work on updating our lists on the cabinets. Immediately I was astounded at how bright the chalk marker color popped against the black background of the chalkboard paint. Amazed with how it looked I kept going. By the time I was done I had really made our cabinets look great with a few lists of things we need, our favorite family motto, and of course a list of those that are in our family. These don’t necessarily have to be used just at home either. An art professional, teacher, or restaurant owner and many other professions could use these at their job. They are great quality and work just as expected. The new 15mm chalk markers are said to last even longer than the 6mm. I do not have any data that proves that claim but being significantly bigger than the 6mm chalk pens, I would say they probably will last a good while.

So if you have a cool project or a chalkboard, window, or whiteboard that needs some easily cleanable color, then definitely check out these awesome chalk markers from ChalkOla!

Want a deal on these awesome markers? ChalkOla also has been gracious enough to provide St. Louis Dad readers with this limited time discount code!

15mm Markers-

20% Off on Amazon – Use Code -> CHK20OFF

6mm Pens –

20% Off on Amazon – Use Code -> CHALK20A

ChalkOla provided St. Louis Dad with these products as compensation in exchange for an honest review. Please visit for more information!

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By Richie

I'm a 40-year-old father blessed with two wonderful children: a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. My life revolves around my beautiful wife, who is the cornerstone of our family. Without her unwavering support, none of what I do would be possible. By day, I serve as a network administrator for a local school district, ensuring smooth operations in the realm of technology. During the evenings, you'll often find me engrossed in various creative pursuits, from illustrating books to crafting websites or composing music. But above all, my priority is spending quality time with my kids. Parenthood has been a profound journey of growth and discovery for me, and now, armed with a keyboard instead of a pen, I'm eager to share my experiences and insights with others.

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