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Drawing on the Walls: Dry-Erase Paint

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 31, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified May 30, 2013

We love chalkboard paint for a hallway, kids' room, or play area, but for those who prefer a neutral paint palette, hate the mess of chalk, or are just over the chalkboard wall, dry-erase paint is the solution. Initially, the dry-erase paint market had only a few key players, but now you can find the paint in a variety of finishes and with safety and the environment in mind. Dry-erase paint is relatively odorless, low-VOC, and suitable for many applications like wood furniture, colored walls, bricks, and concrete. Above: A mix of tacked-up memorabilia, photographs, and a small sketch from Cocon in France. For the classic high gloss white finish, Rust-Oleum's Specialty Dry Erase Paint Kit  can be used on drywall, masonite, wood, cement, and metal and is a water-based formula; $21.97 for 27 ounces from Home Depot. Above: For use on different materials like wood, concrete, and brick,  Clear Dry-Erase Paint  has a transparent finish; $130 for a can that covers 50 square feet from Whitey Board on Etsy. Above: A tree drawn in white chalk board paint from IdeaPaint. Their low-VOC  CRE-8 Water Borne Paint is $28.99 for the Lil' Bit Kit (which covers 3 square feet). For more, see Walls, Windows & Floors: IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint . Another option is Sherwin-Williams' Dry Erase Coating , which is LEED certified and meets the Ozone Transport Commission's specifications; available directly from Sherwin-Williams. Above: In addition to the clear coat from Whitey Board Paints, IdeaPaint makes a Clear Kit that covers 50 square feet for $225. Photograph via IdeaPaint . Looking for more kids room inspiration? Get radical with Children's Climbing Walls , 10 Children's Swings for Indoor Play , and Black-Accented Children's Rooms .






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