• Dry Erase Wallpaper

    An option that some people have shown interest in is dry erase wallpaper. This is slightly different from whiteboard paint in that there are products that come in rolls or sheets with an adhesive back that you can peel off and then stick to a wall or other surface. Below are a few of the pros and cons of these sheets as compared to whiteboard paint:


    • Dry erase wallpaper is ready to use once applied correctly
    • No mixing of materials necessary
    • Competitive price, depending on amount purchased



    • Can be difficult to apply – think of putting on a screen protector to your cellphone
    • Does not easily follow contours of textured walls
    • Depending on brand, may be difficult to remove without touch up to paint being necessary


    Overall, if you are somewhere temporary or just need a medium sized whiteboard area, the wallpaper option is actually a decent way to go. While we obviously dry erase wallpaperadvocate and prefer whiteboard paint we know it doesn’t solve everyone’s problem in every situation. Probably the best use of dry erase wallpaper is for the times when you need to get a whiteboard surface up quickly, do not have time to wait for paint to cure, and do not want to spend the money on a more expensive “hard” whiteboard.

    Have any of you used white board wallpaper? We’re interested to hear the results – what were the best and worst parts of installing and using it?


  • Whiteboard Cleaning

    Whiteboard cleaning is an important part of owning any white board or dry erase surface. Knowing the correct steps and materials to use can help to extend the lifetime of your product, make it look better, and keep it from developing permanent marks as time goes on. The good news is that there are some simple tips that you can follow to help keep your whiteboard in great shape; these tips apply to white board painted walls as well as regular whiteboards such as porcelain and melamine.whiteboard cleaning

    Whiteboard Cleaning Tips

    1. Clean off your whiteboard on a regular basis! This is the most important and easiest tip to follow. No matter what your whiteboard is made out of, it will last longer and erase easier if you completely clean it off from time to time. For our whiteboard paint we recommend cleaning it off at least once every few weeks. For lower grade whiteboards such as melamine, you may want to wipe it off or use a cleaner once every few days.

    3. Use a clean cloth or eraser when wiping off your white board. If you have a really dirty rag or eraser you are going to be dragging material across the face of your whiteboard – don’t let that happen! It doesn’t take much to avoid this from happening – either use a clean rag or cloth for wiping, or shake out your eraser from time to time.

    5. Use a high quality cleaning fluid occasionally. This doesn’t need to happen every time you wipe off your dry erase board, but if you use a good quality whiteboard cleaner you will really help to extend the lifetime of your board by completely removing those shadow-like stains that creep into the board over time and tend to get darker.

    7. Do not use dry or frayed dry erase markers. Markers only cost a few dollars – don’t ruin your whiteboard by using old markers that may scratch or otherwise degrade the surface quality. If you make sure to use newer pens on a regular basis you can spend less time on whiteboard cleaning and more time on actually using your whiteboard!

    9. Allow ink from dry erase pens to dry before trying to erase. If you make a mistake while drawing or writing on the board, give it a few seconds to dry. Otherwise, the ink can smear out and cause “ghosting” – although this can then be cleaned up with some cleaner and cloth it’s best to keep it from happening in the first place.

    These 5 tips cover the largest areas of whiteboard cleaning. If you stick to this you will add years to a whiteboard’s life and save both time and money in the long run.

    Do you have any whiteboard cleaning questions? Let us know in the comment section below!

  • When painting in the home, office, or classroom, the odor from the paint is important. If the paint has a very strong smell to it you need to be sure that the area is properly ventilated. In some cases paint fumes can result in headaches and other

    low odor whiteboard paint smell

    Other paint’s odors can be awful!

    bad symptoms. Getting low odor (sometimes referred to as low VOC) paint can be a necessity for some and can make things much more pleasant for the rest of us.

    With our dry erase whiteboard paint the smell is almost non-existent. The water based formulation helps to keep odors to a minimum and won’t have your space cleared out for days after application.

    If you do use a high odor paint you need to consider many ventilation issues:

    • Are there windows in the area that can be opened to provide fresh air?
    • Will the windows provide air movement through the painting space?
    • Do you need fans to promote air movement?
    • Will a mask or respirator be needed?
    • How long will the smell linger after painting?
    • Will the odor move to other areas?
    • Will the smell affect other people in the area?


    We recommend using our low odor paint – it’s a good way to sidestep any issues that arise with others whiteboard paints that have a strong and noxious smell. This whiteboard paint has been used in small homes, offices, and other enclosed spaces with no issues due to odor. As always, we recommend some ventilation while painting as a general safety measure.

    In addition, our transparent whiteboard paint dries quickly – it’s ready to use in just a couple of days after application!



  • With clear and transparent dry erase whiteboard paint you can turn virtually anything you want into a huge whiteboard! No longer are you constrained by the amount of money you have to spend or the largest size carried by the local office supply store.

    When you are using our clear dry erase whiteboard paint you are really only limited by your imagination. You can paint desks, chairs, walls, ceilings, rocks (seriously!), and even cardboard boxes – although we’re pretty sure you can find better things to paint!

    If you are looking for large whiteboards you can’t really do better than using whiteboard paint.

    Most large whiteboards cost anywhere from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars (interactive whiteboards).

    If you put our paint onto a white wall you have a great whiteboard surface and something that can be used for projection screens. Most plain walls do not work as well since the paint is fairly “matte”.

    Imagine this:

    You have $100 to spend and want to get started on a brainstorming area. If you take the traditional route you might end up with a 3 x 5 whiteboard with a so-so surface, a few markers, and an eraser. If you took that $100 and purchased our whiteboard paint you could paint a wall of up to 32 sq ft (4 x 8 feet!), grab yourself some new pens, a couple of erasers, and still have money left over. This is the realization that many people have come to – it just doesn’t make sense to pay good money for such a small area board unless you absolutely have to move the whiteboard on a regular basis, and to be honest how often does that happen?

    Have you never painted before and don’t know how you can do it? No problem – just check out out FAQ and read up on the instructions. It is very simple and can be done by anyone. No experience necessary! Once you have the basic supplies needed you are ready to go and can be done in a couple of hours.

    The next time you are thinking about writing down a flowchart, brainstorming up ideas, or just wish you had a handy way to get all of that great information out of your head and onto a whiteboard, think about doing it yourself with our transparent whiteboard paint – you will be glad you did!

    Do you have questions or comments for us about our dry erase whiteboard paint? Leave a comment or contact us. Thanks!

  • We have seen quite a bit of news lately of other companies that have just now released a transparent, or clear, version of their dry erase whiteboard paint. Although it is stated on our site a few times (homepage, FAQ, etc), we figured it wouldn’t hurt to put a reminder out via our blog that our paint formulation has been, and will be, transparent. We believe this gives you the best range of choices for the final use of the dry erase whiteboard paint. If you want to have a certain color or hue to it, all you need to do is lay down a base color that you can pick out or have matched for you at a local paint store. By doing this you will save a lot of money and get the exact match that you are looking for. If you are going to put the whiteboard paint down on your white walls – then there is no need for a base color in the paint, transparent is what you are likely looking for!

    We have seen the price on some of the competition’s dry erase whiteboard paint products and are a little surprised. The cost seems very high! We want to provide a dry erase whiteboard paint of high quality that can be used in a wide variety of conditions and surfaces for a reasonable price. Our products tend to run anywhere from 15% to 80% cheaper than our competitor’s products while maintaining a high quality finished surface.

    We are also looking to do a give-away soon of one of our dry erase whiteboard paint products. We would like to see some artwork, concepts, or unique ideas for the paint use. If you, or someone you know, has some great ideas – let us know! We are also interested in providing samples for well respected blogs and DIY home sites.

  • One question that we get asked a lot is how easy is the dry erase whiteboard painted surface to erase. We filmed a quick video of just that – on a normal “textured” or “dimpled” wall, as found in most homes, with a regular Expo dry erase whiteboard marker. We even used a regular Kleenex to erase it – no whiteboard cleaner fluid or hard scrubbing. The marks come off easily as shown.

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    For situations where the texture is extremely rough or the dry erase whiteboard marker ink has been dry for an excessive amount of time whiteboard cleaner fluid can help, along with the use of something sturdier to clean with (whiteboard eraser, rag, etc).

    As with other situations, the smoother the area on which you paint, the easier removal of any dry erase whiteboard marker ink will be. See our FAQ for more information regarding surfaces and possible treatments.

    Ready to buy? Purchase your own white board paint here.

    Are there any other dry erase whiteboard applications that you would like to see? Let us know!

  • Dry Erase Whiteboard Crayons

    Looking for something different from the standard dry erase whiteboard markers? Don’t like the odor associated with whiteboard markers? Maybe looking for something that the kids can use more often? You’ll likely be interested to hear that Crayola is making dry erase whiteboard crayons!

    Dry erase whiteboard crayons

    These dry erase whiteboard crayons have the same odorless composition as normal crayons – Crayola has changed the “recipe” to make them easier to use and erase on a whiteboard. The greatest part about these crayons is probably the ease of use.

      – There are no caps to remember to put on – so no drying out of the markers
      – They come in a pack and are very affordable
      – No odor
      – Erase mitt comes with the crayons

    Besides use in the home or office, these whiteboard crayons would make a great addition to a preschool through high school classroom that was equipped with a dry erase whiteboard surface.

    Any other great uses that you can think of? Let us know!

  • Dry Erase Paint In The Kitchen

    One of the great non-standard ideas for painting a wall with dry erase whiteboard paint is to use the paint to create a message board type area in the kitchen. If you have a wall or portion of a wall that is accessible in the kitchen, painting it with dry erase whiteboard paint can really provide the opportunity for some great use. Possible uses:

  • To-Do lists
  • Recipe area
  • Grocery list
  • Message board
  • Cooking brainstorming

  • We are looking forward to seeing some new kitchen uses, we think that a dual dry erase paint | chalkboard surface would be awesome to have in the kitchen…might be time to start looking for someone that wants to do this in their kitchen soon!

    Interested in doing this to your kitchen? Let us know; we love to provide samples for curious people looking to do unique work with dry erase whiteboard paint!

  • Dry Erase Paint And You!

    So – we’ve been coming across some pretty cool design ideas for the home (and office – if you have a cool office!). We’re also into the chalkboard paint idea we posted previously – we’ll probably try mixing up some of our own and give that a go. We found a cool post that describes how to make your own chalkboard paint.

    Decisions, decisions! So far it’s looking like we might be painting a rock and a table in the near future. Another possibility is a laptop (!). It’s a good thing it’s warming up as well, there are some outdoor ideas that are percolating…

    Hopefully no one minds the non dry erase paint design ideas – we’re a fan of good design and new ideas in general so we’ll probably be posting more of that as we come across things that we deem good enough to pass along.

    Let us know if you have any good dry erase ideas, good artwork, creative design ideas, or just want to let us know what you think!

  • Great idea!

    Ok, so we aren’t in the chalkboard business – but we couldn’t help but share this one. This is a great idea that would work well for dry erase paint as well. We really like the creative application; having the surface surrounding the doorway and providing a large surface composed of several distinct areas is great!

    Chalkboard Surface

    A large part of getting the most out of your dry erase surface painted surface is getting the location right. This is important for both use and aesthetics. Putting your surface up in a high traffic area where it is constantly seen can be a real benefit – and having it by a door can just come in handy!

    As we come across great ideas like this one, we’ll share them here – let us know if you come across any great ideas for dry erase surfaces!