Anything that encourages creativity is a hit in my house, so I was very excited to test out IdeaPiant’s Create whiteboard paint. My son has a chalkboard paint wall in his room and I was positive this would give him an even better space for doodling.
IdeaPaint is a wonderful product, but you absolutely must read the directions before starting to paint! In my eagerness to get started, I assumed it was like chalkboard paint. It’s not.
It needs to be mixed up, it is clear, it’s thinner than regular paint, and you have one hour to paint once you mix the product before it will get this weird film on it. So, you need to plan ahead so you’re using all of the paint at once, and be careful not to drip on the carpet because you’ll end up with a hard epoxy blob that is not terribly too appealing.
Since I didn’t bother to read the directions right away, I made quite the mess of the whiteboard wall on my son’s room. But, once I took the time to figure out what I was supposed to be doing, the whiteboard wall in my office turned out beautifully.
It’s a smooth drawing surface, it’s easy to erase, and it’s a fun decor addition to the room. Try painting a shaped white board or adding a boarder around the painted area for some extra interest.
If you want to give IdeaPaint a try, I’d suggest blocking off a chunk of time for your project when you won’t be interrupted by your kids or other commitments. Read all of the included instructions before you begin,and check out the IdeaPaint Help section if you have questions.
Disclaimer: A sample of IdeaPaint was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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