Instead of going to purchase a whiteboard which may sometimes turn out to be too large and even at the same time be expensive, you have an option of turning any surface in your home into a whiteboard. You can choose any surface in your living room wall, children toy box or even a work desk. With this kind of surfaces, you will have an opportunity of learning, creating and even collaborating. By ensuring that you have got the right materials and tools such as masking tape, paint can, opener, and 2 paint stirrers, you are able to paint your own white board. There are various steps you are needed to undertake for you to come out successful and they include:
Preparation of painting area
- Ensure that you thoroughly cover the floor that is around the painting surface by using a plastic sheet or a newspaper so as to protect it from paint drops or primer.
- Use a masking tape to cover your intended painting area. Ensure that the lines are straight and at the same time its borders should be clearly delineated.
- Ensure that the surface to be painted is as smooth as possible by physically checking if it has got any bumps and then sand them down. Use a dry dust cloth to wipe off dust residue that may have remained.
- Pour your primer into primer tray after stirring thoroughly. Use a primer to saturate the primer roller. Use straight strokes that are in one direction to apply the primer to your surface. Starting from top to the bottom. Leave the surface to dry.
Whiteboard paint Application
- Stir thoroughly after mixing the various cans of your whiteboard paint in regard to your manufacturer’s instructions.
- Ensure you have a dry and clean paint tray where you can pour your mixture. Use your whiteboard paint to saturate the roller. Use straight strokes to apply your paint starting from top to bottom and should be in sections.
- Leave your surface to dry for some hours. Ensure that the surface cures for a specified number of days before you can finally make use of it as your whiteboard.
There are various do’s and don’ts
- Ensure that you follow the laid down instructions from the manufacturer for every brand of whiteboard paint. There are various brands such as Ideal Paint, Rust-Oleum, Dry Erase paint and even Crafty Dab. For instance, you are required to apply one coat of your Ideal Paint, while you will be needed to apply three coats when using Rust-Oleum.
- Ensure that you use all the paint in one application, the moment you open it.
- When applying your paint, ensure that your paint area is well ventilated.