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WhiteBoard Dry Erase Paint For Walls

Updated on January 1, 2012

Whiteboard Paint Art

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Home and Office Paint Ideas: Whiteboard Paint

If you're looking for paint ideas to really get those creative juices flowing then it is likely that you will need to look no further than whiteboard dry erase paint. With countless application variations, many diy project enthusiasts are finding how simple it is to convert a stale wall or even a dull tabletop into a veritable white board by simply painting the object with a coat of Ideapaint or the dry erase version from the other major competitor Rust-Oleum.

I believe that Ideapaint was actually the original manufacturer to market with the dryerase paint and the higher quality is a bit more expensive. After many hours in the lab they perfected a paint solution that would not only allow markers to write and erase, but do so without the traditional ghosting effect that is often seen on well worn boards in school classrooms or office meeting rooms. Further, the Ideapaint is an interior water based paint that can be used on practically any surface that can be painted with classic alternatives and can turn plain walls into living collaboration boards or note crevices. When used in school to replace standard chalkboards or more modern whiteboards the dry erase paint is able to deliver a savings over boards that generally have a limited lifetime and can only cover a specific square foot range while having to conform to the boring rectangular or square shapes. Ideapaint and Rust-Oleam Dry Erase Brush-on kit and take a home or office room from bland to futuristic by simply rolling on a nanoparticle coat, grabbing a set of any brand dry-erase markers (like Expo), and letting the ideas flow. Pretty soon you're kids will be solving adjacency matrix generating function linear algebra problems like Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting on the bathroom and playroom active walls.

Lest you think that whiteboards actually have to be white, Ideapaint has released CRE-8 which is a Greenguard certified paint available in these colors: white, light gray, white sand, off white, light beige, gray, light green, orange, and brand blue. The last two are nice bold colors that will brighten up a space and give a nice exotic look to things. The kit includes roller, primer, wet paint sign and other necessities to cover a certain number of sq ft. You should realize that the formula has changed from earlier iterations that people may have had problems with. If you follow the instructions and make sure to prep the wall properly there should really be no problems. For a cheaper version there is Rust-Oleum whiteboard paint which only ships in white. Finally, another option Whiteboard's Whitey Dry Erase paint which is a clear coating that adds the erasable feature to any existing wall while maintaining the existing color. Use this great home and office painting idea to bring the magic board to the walls that surround you.


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    • Sherry Hewins profile image

      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Sounds like a wonderful product. Thanks for the information.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Great ideas. I love chalk board paint and you can get metalic paint and have done hub on them. I really did not know there was dry erase paint. Voted Up.

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      againsttheodds 5 years ago

      jpcmc, IdeaPaint and the new IdeaPaint Create has received a seal of approval from PTPA (parent tested parent approved) as well the Greenguard children and schools certification to name but a few. The Rustoleum Dry Erase is approved for playrooms and other indoor use so you should not have a problem applying it to kids rooms. It drys easily, but just make sure to properly sand and prepare the surface to avoid cracking. You may need to order through the Australian or India Ideapaint dealer unless you can find a local supplier.

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Wow thi is awsome. This is great if you have children who likes writing on walls. I ahve a 11 month-old daughter and this can be a great idea for the room. Is this safe for kids? Alo, does it dry easily?

      I hope this is available in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing is info.