DIY Whiteboard Paint

19 Aug

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have great plans for the weekend.  I’m going to have an amazing weekend! I know that in advance because I finally completed unpacking and will be relaxing this weekend.  I will be doing a big fat nothing and I love it – can’t wait!

So far our move to San Antonio from Los Angeles has been a huge success and we very happy here.  It’s fun trying out new restaurants and checking out all the sights to see. With all the exploring and unpacking, I have had zero time to do any DIY projects.  But there’s one project my husband would love for me to start – he wants to paint his office into a huge whiteboard.  There’s lots of hype about chalkboard paint but what a lot of people may not know is that it’s also possible to make your own whiteboard… with whiteboard paint.  My husband discovered whiteboard paint earlier this year and has been wanting me to design and help him create one for his office.  In his line of work, he is constantly giving presentations with co-workers and clients and having entire walls covered in whiteboards would help him out tremendously.

The company that makes whiteboard paint is IdeaPaint.  I am not a big white board fan but I have to admit, the stuff is pretty cool.

And it comes in colors!

When my husband first approached me about the whiteboard project, I didn’t understand why he didn’t just put up a bunch of whiteboards.  The reason is that painting an entire wall looks better  and it’s possible to paint all the way to the corners between walls and have several walls painted together.

Another benefit is that many dry-erase surfaces contain formaldehyde, which slowly releases gas and diminishes indoor air quality for the life of the product. IdeaPaint is formaldehyde-free, conforms to all U.S. EPA regulations and does not produce any harmful gas once it’s dry.

IdeaPaint is flexible and easy to install. It can be applied to anything you can paint – drywall, plaster, chalkboard, whiteboard, tables, bikes, garden gnomes, small ceramic cats. Just prep and prime the surface before you start. IdeaPaint will be as smooth as the surface you paint.  My husband actually wants to not only paint a wall but also paint the top of his desk so he can take notes and diagram while on conference calls.

Here’s more interesting things that can be created with whiteboard paint.

What do you think of whiteboard paint?  Would you use it?

 

 

 

 

All pictures curtesy IdeaPaint.

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4 Responses to “DIY Whiteboard Paint”

  1. Angie & Carrie August 19, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    Love this idea! Get to it…can’t wait to see it!

  2. Victoria Chen September 13, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Hi Angie,

    How did the painting project go? Did you use IdeaPaint in your home too? I’m actually a university student from Singapore doing a marketing project on IdeaPaint..would you mind sparing 30 minutes this weekend for a skype/gchat interview (16th -18th Sep)? We’d like to hear from the users about their experiences with IdeaPaint!

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    • Angie & Carrie September 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

      Hi Victoria! We actually haven’t tried it yet. We just bought the paint and plan on trying it next week. I can talk to you after we finish next week if that is not too late. :) Angie

  3. Erica Steel January 17, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Well this information give us depth details to customers with comprehensive support it has its own production lines to ensure timely delivery of an interactive whiteboard paint and then to examine the product itself needs to practicality ease of use stability. I am one of those people who are using this tool in the business field. Great thanks!

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