Back in December or January when I was shopping for paint for my office I came across some whiteboard paint. I had never heard of it before but I decided to try it out because I thought it would be fun to turn the closets and doors in my office into whiteboards. I bought mine at Home Depot but you can get it here as well if you are interested!
During the last few weeks I have been using the right side to keep me focused on the things that I need to get done. Everyday I change the date and evaluate my list to see what needs to be added, subtracted and completed. Don't mind my messy writing, I think of things faster than I can write in most cases!
A few things about this paint in case you are interested in trying it out:
1.You can't store it so you need to either use it all once you open it or be ok with throwing some in the trash. One can painted this double door closet as well as the back of my office door.
2. My doors where a light wood colour so I primed them with white paint before finishing with the whiteboard paint.
3. I believe I did 2 coats and I found it a little difficult on the last coat because I think the paint had thickened a smidge. I have a few globs here and there but I think that I would be able to eliminate those if I painted something else now that I know what to expect.
4. I left some whiteboard marker on for quite a long time and some colours left stains when I tried erasing them. I haven't tried any of that white board cleaner so I still have hopes that I will be able to get them off. Black seems to erase really easily so that is what I have been using.
Ok, so I think my notes about this paint make it sound kind of awful but I really do love the result and the fact that I can write all over my doors and closets!
Have you tried whiteboard paint? What do you think of it?
I've never tried whiteboard paint, I'd actually never even heard of it before reading this post! I'll have to see if I can find myself some xReplyDelete
Red and Green used to stain my whiteboard quite alot. Blue and black tend to be a bit better. The whiteboard cleaner should get them all off the other thing to try is bathroom antibacterial cleaning spray that worked wonders on mine (then again mine was an actual whiteboard rather than whiteboard paint)ReplyDelete
that is amazing! i've never heard of whiteboard paint before. suprisingly, i haven't even jumped on the chalkboard paint bandwagon yet. but a whiteboard would be way less messy!ReplyDelete
In the apartment building i lived in in university, I had a couple friends in the same building who painted a whole wall in their living room with whiteboard paint! It was a lot of fun. My apartment did a big chalkboard instead :)ReplyDelete
My old workplace redid all of the offices to have huge whiteboard walls and it was so fun. We would draw doodles (not work, oops!) on them all the time!!ReplyDelete
I have found that sometimes the border where the whiteboard stops will really gather up dry erase dust. Also, the red I find smudges the absolute worst with this paint, but after a couple of times cleaning it, it comes off mostly. Though it never looks like new again. :(
i've got this in my office!ReplyDelete
at home, i use chalkboard paint because i love chalk!
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This is a super duper handy tool! I am ALWAYS writing stuff down and then forgetting about it later. This would be really helpful. :)ReplyDelete
Brilliant!! I didn't even know such a paint existed!ReplyDelete
I've never heard of white board paint before but it sounds kind of neat :)ReplyDelete
This is such a cool idea! I would love to do this to my closet door but I don't think my mom would let me since it's really pretty wood. Darn.ReplyDelete
Also, thanks so much for the comment on my blog! It really brightened my day. :D
That's so awesome! Your little rainbow hearts are adorable, too :)ReplyDelete
I've heard of chalkboard paint, but never whiteboard paint! That's amazing, thanks for sharing that. I think that will have a special place in my house =DReplyDelete
coloured whiteboard markers (esp red) are difficult to get off even proper whiteboards. It's just the ink, not the paint, so if you want it to stay clean, either stick to black pens or wipe with vinegarReplyDelete
I've never heard of whiteboard paint, which is surprising to me. I'll be making a note of this for when I redo my office!ReplyDelete
I use white-board (dry-erase) markers to make myself notes on mirrors and windows (any glass, really), and it works well too! If there is something important I need to remember before work in the morning, I just make a note on the bathroom mirror. I like the idea, though, of having a whole wall or door to sort out my ideas and to do lists :)ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing! The wheels in my head are spinning..."I could use a white board wall, here, here and there!"ReplyDelete
I didn't even realise this existed! I have heard of chalkboard paint, but I've never wanted to try it because I hate the smell of chalk dust. This would be super-awesome on my pantry door (and perfect for making shopping lists).ReplyDelete
What a fantastic idea! It actually really makes me want to get a whiteboard to replace my endless post it to do lists I have ALL over my house. Good thinkin' lady!ReplyDelete
I had NO IDEA this existed. My face has looked like this for the last two minutes: O.O This has literally blown me away. I now want to cover my whole house in this amazing paint.ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea! I'd love to try it out once I have a house.ReplyDelete