One trend that’s growing more popular nowadays is putting whiteboard paint on your walls. Not only is it practical if you’re having to do work at home and need more space for creativity in the office, but it’s a lot of fun. This could be a great idea for a kids’ bedroom or play area as it allows them to literally colour on the walls with no punishment. Also, do you have a hard time keeping your kids occupied while you make dinner? It might be a fun idea to paint a wall in your kitchen with dry erase whiteboard paint too!
How To Do Dry Erase Whiteboard Paint On Your Walls
If you’re thinking that the process to put dry erase whiteboard paint on your walls at home might be a complicated task, we’re here to help. It does take a few steps to get there. But once you’re done, you’ll be able to scribble and jot down important notes and schedules for years!
Step #1: Prep Walls For Dry Erase Whiteboard Paint
One step that’s very important on the road to making your walls ready for dry erase paint is to properly prep them. Of course, this is always a crucial step for all interior painting. But since you’re working with dry erase whiteboard paint in the end, you want your walls to be exceptionally smooth. You want to be able to write and doodle on them with no hassle!
Firstly, you want to be sure to plaster the walls to the finest detail. Every little knick or tiny hole from hanging pictures needs to be filled in. From that point, you’re going to want to go in and sand your walls and go over any bumps as well where you patched up any holes. As we said, this step is just as important as the painting as you want a level canvas for your whiteboard paint.
Step #2: Apply Two Coats Of Finish Paint
For the second step, this is even further prep for your walls before the dry erase whiteboard paint goes on. It’s essential to have a good base for the whiteboard paint to sit on top of. In order for that to happen, you’re going to want to get a good base coat on your walls. For this we recommend a flat latex interior paint, like Ben Interior Flat Latex Paint.
This is usually considered a finish coat, but for this type of project, it makes the perfect base for dry erase whiteboard paint. We recommend getting two coats of this on your walls as well. And be sure to let it dry fully for 24 hours before you go in with your specialty whiteboard paint.
Step #3: Apply Your Dry Erase Whiteboard Paint
Here it is, folks. The super exciting step you’ve been waiting for: applying your dry erase paint! When thinking about this project, obviously you know that you’re going to need some specialty paint. In this case, we recommend Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint. For this, it’s a two-part mix that you easily put together and start painting!
This stuff is great as it applies quite thick, but in that, you want to be sure to work quickly as well. We also recommend that you get two coats of your dry erase paint on your walls. It’s also a good idea that you give your whiteboard paint approximately three days to fully set. That will ensure that it adheres perfectly to your walls and is ready for your markers to truly go to town!