Looking for a way to express your creativity or jot down ideas in the conference room at work, but feeling a little restricted by the confines of your standard dry erase boards? Well then it may be time for you to take a look at the writing on the wall - literally! All those years of learning that the urge to write on the wall is a one that needs to be suppressed are about to go out the window for many readers who are just now being introduced to dry erase paint and dry erase coatings, which have the ability of turning the walls of classrooms, schools or even “grown-up” offices into writable surfaces.
These dry erase paints and coatings effectively convert any wall that they are applied to into writable spaces. Although these paints do not possess the exclusive ability to be written on, as any wall can be drawn, written or scribbled on, they do possess one very important quality that other paints lack: the writing is easily erasable. Products such as Sherwin Williams Dry Erase Coating, EZ Clean and Rust-Oleum paints and coatings all possess this very desirable quality, so long as the writing on the surface is done with the proper erasable instrument. While the ability to scribble freely on walls may seem simply like a young child’s dream and not much more, these paints can and do serve a very useful purpose even in the mature, working world. Dry erase walls allow for open collaboration and the sharing of ideas in the workplace by giving the employees an opportunity to write on the walls, earning dry erase coatings the nicknames idea paint, whiteboard paint and marker board paints. For obvious reasons, they are the first choice for conference room paint. Another obvious application for this type of paint would be the walls of schools. Children possess a certain desire to write on walls from a young age. Rather than explicitly banning this practice and restrict the children’s’ creative impulses, applying dry erase paint can allow children to express their creativity by writing on certain walls at their school, and the teachers can use this as another medium to promote art and imagination, or just so that messes made by children are easier to clean. These paints are also perfect for spicing up an accent wall in a home office, child’s playroom or even a living room.
Your local painting or coating contractor can provide a dry erase coating for your home or company, turning the wall(s) of your choice into open collaborative spaces with ease. These paints and coatings are not available at your local home improvement store, so it is important that a professional is contacted to not only provide the product, but apply it correctly. Without the proper application, these paints will not perform to their highest standards and the result could be messy. Readers seeking New Jersey commercial painting contractors, such as Alpine Painting, contacted their local contractor for more information regarding the use and application process of this creative paint.
By Dave Scaturro, Sales Director for Alpine Painting.
Credit to: "EeZeClean Dry Erase Paint Coating." Precision Coatings Inc. n.d. n. page. Web. 11 Oct. 2013. .