We recently did a little experimenting with dry erase (aka whiteboard) paint. God knows we can’t resist a specialty paint! Every space we’ve lived in for the past six years has included at least one chalkboard wall. (lookie: chalkboard kitchen cabinets and my first studio… OH and how to mix chalkboard paint in any color) Anyway, we’re not here to talk about chalkboard paint! Today is all about the dry erase board. So without further ado! Here’s the paint we
used…It comes in two parts that have to be combined before use. Once you mix the paint you have to use it all within an hour, so we did three coats twenty minutes apart. Whew!
After that you have to wait 72 hours for the paint to cure. You better believe we were all SO anxious to try it, because the reviews online were kinda spotty. We hoped that it would work just as well as a real dry erase board. If not we decided to file it under “fail”. And you know what…??It totally works!!! Woohoo! It wiped off pretty easily, but we recommend keeping a whiteboard spray on hand to preserve the white.
Now I’m trying to decide where in my home to use this paint! It’s a little more expensive and much more work to apply than regular paint, so I’m thinking a smaller space or accent wall would be best. Here are a few options (don’t laugh at me!): The bathroom door, a closet door, a piece of furniture (a piano would be SO cool), a wall in the laundry room or the baseboards of a staircase (imagine the cute messages that could happen!?) Where would you use this paint?
Wherever you use it, it’s an instant dose of fun and playfulness! I’m into it!
Cheers to dry erase paint! xo. Elsie
P.S. We eventually did add a chalkboard wall to this space as well!
I would love to use that for our front door. On the inside part though. That way we can use it for reminders before leaving the house. I bet that would be cool!
I hope that this means they fixed their paint! I used it on a table several years ago and it was okay at first but it started to crack and yellow. The worst part was trying to remove it from the table. It was so awful that I almost threw the table away. I really hope your results turn out better!
I think it’s important to note that the wall you choose to paint dry erase paint on needs to be incredibly smooth before applying. Any textured wall will make it very difficult to write/erase. If you do want to apply to a textured wall, you should sand the texture COMPLETELY off first.
Is there a certain period of time when the paint will start to become difficult to remove? Landlords in Chicago tend to not like tenants painting their walls 🙁
it would be so great in a child’s room or a playroom. or a garage studio space as well. I can’t wait to see what you do with it. You should definitely have a big wall in your new studio house/office space painted as this!! You could brainstorm and plan blog posts on it.
My school’s new study group rooms in the library now have whiteboard walls and it’s really awesome! I noticed that certain parts aren’t as smooth feeling and the marks wouldn’t wipe off even with the spray. I’m thinking it may have been uneven application, which shouldn’t have happened since I would believe it was done by professionals… So, I guess I’m putting this out there to others who are thinking of trying out whiteboard paint to be careful during application and perhaps to feel the surface once dried to make sure it’s even and to avoid writing on surfaces that don’t seem smooth enough.
I love the kid’s bikes. We have been debating on getting some kids cycle clothing. My wife and I are both biking enthusiast’s and think that our kids will enjoy it too. Thanks for the posts. http://www.rockymountainrags.com
This is SO amazing!!!!!
I use dry erase pens on my mirror (I did a spot check first). It works great. And I leave messages for my partner when he goes into the bathroom first in the morning. Or for guests who are staying.
It is a great idea for decorating the walls for the kids with certain elements. They are something the kids will definitely like.
wonder if it would work on the dishwasher? You could specify clean/dirty… Run me… Empty me…
Inspires color creativity with nothing to hold you back! Great for a home Felice or a child’s playroom. Well done
I am so glad you shared this! As the creator of the Color911 app I am always looking for unique color and paint ideas. This is great for everything from kids playrooms to home offices. Great post 🙂 thanks for sharing
I painted a 4 x 8 rectangle on the wall by my desk in my bedroom with this stuff years ago, just after Rustoleum first came out with it (and framed it out with silver pin-striping tape from the auto store!) – it still works beautifully! Some of the brighter colors, like orange and red, definitely need some whiteboard cleaner and elbow grease, but it does come clean!
So Neat! I think I would put it in my bedroom (between the door & the closet) to have countdowns to special events etc 🙂
love this idea!! never heard of it. so cool!
This is SO awesome! I didn’t even knot at that they made dry erase paint! Im going to have to paint a wall or three in my house!
AWESOME idea. Would love it in my kitchen for my favorite recipes or notes to my man.
Such a super cute idea! Love the heart design too!
This will be perfect for my home office! Forever I never knew what to do with the walls….
Do you ladies know how much wall space the set covers? xo