How Good is Whiteboard paint?
The Clear Choice
Our superior whiteboard paint is the only dry ease coating on the market today that goes on clear and never turns yellow over time with exposure to light. It’s also available in a non-yellowing white version if you prefer a traditional whiteboard look. Our clear coating can be applied directly on top of an already-painted surface, turning it into a dry erase area without sacrificing your room’s current décor and ambiance. Perfect for offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, retail shops, private homes, or any other place where functionality and beauty are equally prized, our whiteboard coatings can provide you with many years of valuable service for writing and drawing in commercial, organizational or domestic settings.
Once they cure, epoxy-based whiteboard painted surfaces turn yellow through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light produced by the sun or even by indoor fluorescent lighting. When UV light strikes an epoxy whiteboard coating, it degrades the coating’s epoxy polymers, causing so-called “ambering” or a pronounced yellow tint to occur. In contrast, our high-quality whiteboard coatings are not sensitive to the effects of the sun’s rays or of fluorescent lighting because they are water-based and contain no chemicals that would cause them to turn yellow. So to avoid unsightly color changes in your whiteboard painted surface over time, make the clear choice and install our premium coating to enjoy long-term trouble-free use for countless applications in your business, organization, private home, or other venue.
As Simple as Applying House Paint
If you have at least basic painting skills, you can easily apply our premium whiteboard paint with no problems. Just follow the instructions that are included with the product’s packaging to mix the two parts of the paint formula together, use a smooth-napped nine-inch microfiber paint roller to apply it to your surface, wait for 48 hours, and you’re ready to write and draw on your new surface for ten-plus years without ever having to think about recoating. There are, however, some distinctions between installing our whiteboard coating and applying regular interior house paint. For instance, it’s essential to roll on our product in just one pass with your roller instead of the multiple passes you would typically make in using regular house paint. Also, you should not try to stretch the whiteboard paint out with your roller to stop running and dripping because this will adversely affect your application, causing an uneven surface that acquires a dotted appearance when written on and then erased. Conversely, you should also steer clear of rolling the whiteboard paint on too thickly, so it will have drips and runs after it dries. If drips and runs do occur while you’re rolling on the coating, be sure to catch them immediately and avoid going over these spots later after you’ve finished or trying to roll them outward to distribute them thinly. Doing this will cause a failed application, so be sure to pay close attention for runs and drips as you roll.
Ready to Use in Hours, not Days
Unlike other whiteboard coatings, which are often epoxy-based and hard to apply, the amazing technology that goes into manufacturing our top-notch water-based paint helps it to work fast. Once applied, it is dry to the touch in eight hours and ready to write and draw on in just 48 hours, thus allowing you to get back to work and start using your surface to operate your business, run your organization, or teach your students. The savings in time and money you enjoy will be significant because you would have to wait three to seven days to use a surface after installing one of our competitors’ paints. When it comes to whiteboard coatings, such lengthy dry times have nothing to do with superior quality because our coatings are both fast-drying and at the highest level of excellence.
Getting back to your normal routine quickly allows you to maintain your schedule of activities and avoid disruptions in the flow of ongoing business or organizational projects, or in the case of schools, the weekly agenda of lessons and homework assignments. And when you do return to your daily tasks, you’ll have a great new tool for communication and creative expression that has limitless potential uses – your whiteboard painted wall. To make the most of your whiteboard surface, be sure to use low-odor dry erase markers for writing and drawing and a microfiber cloth or towel for quick, easy cleaning.
Long-Lasting and Durable
With proper maintenance and normal levels of use, our top-quality whiteboard painted surfaces retain their easy dry-erase capability for ten-plus years indoors before needing to be recoated. Our coatings are also highly resistant to streaking, smudging, ghosting, and abrasion. This great capacity to withstand continuous long-term wear and tear without deteriorating saves you a lot of money and also significantly helps the environment since you will no longer have to purchase flip charts, traditional whiteboards, or electronic devices such as interactive whiteboards, which are costly and generally end up in landfills to the detriment of our planet. Therefore, having our top-quality whiteboard paints applied in your office, classroom, private home, or other venue is an extremely sensible and environmentally sound decision. In no time, your business, school, home, or organization will realize the great benefits of having a healthy work environment and an efficient means of communication through the use of our high-quality whiteboard surfaces.
Whiteboard Paint is Better for the Environment & Green Certified
With whiteboard painted surfaces, you don’t have to purchase (and someday throw away) large bulky framed whiteboards. In addition, no valuable raw materials such as aluminum and wood are required to manufacture them, and no harmful chemicals are emitted into the atmosphere when they are produced and applied. For this reason, our premium whiteboard paints have been certified as compliant with the environmental safety standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the most commonly utilized green construction ranking system around the globe.
According to Paul Nutcher, president of the environmental advertising agency Green Apple Group, today’s well-constructed energy-efficient buildings are frequently airtight, so products such as paints and whiteboard wall coatings used in the design and construction of building interiors can create a low-quality indoor environment for occupants if they are high in hazardous chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds are found in the epoxy-based formulas of many of our competitors’ whiteboard paint products. “Offgassing” is the technical term used to describe the release of VOCs from such coatings.
Thus, architects, contractors, and others involved in designing and constructing eco-friendly buildings have a great interest in a product’s environmental impact and the creation of healthier indoor spaces than those built in the past. For this reason, our management team sought to develop environmentally sound yet highly durable whiteboard coatings that were eligible for LEED-compliant certification, and in this way, do their part to enhance green building practices and the condition of Earth’s environment. As the LEED website states, “Buildings have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Green building is the practice of designing, constructing and operating buildings to maximize occupant health and productivity, use fewer resources, [and] reduce waste and negative environmental impacts.”
When you opt for whiteboard painted walls instead of traditional framed whiteboards, glass dry-erase boards, or similar products, you assist in all of these areas:
1. You maximize the health and productivity of your team members or students by using a paint that is low odor, extremely low in VOCs, and eco-friendly.
2. You consume far fewer resources by avoiding the need for aluminum, particleboard, glass, melamine, and other materials whose manufacture is damaging to our ecosystem.
3. You reduce waste and again help the environment by avoiding the consumption of non-recyclable products.