Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Designer's Toolkit: IdeaPaint

Who hasn't had the occasional urge to write a great idea or comment on the walls of your house or a museum?

IdeaPaint can turn virtually anything you can paint into a high-performance dry-erase surface.

As you can see on the IdeaPaint website there are a variety of colors available to create dry-erase areas,  as well as two paint formulations: an "industrial" solvent-based version called PRO that is backed by a 10-year warranty, and a "consumer" version called CRE-8 that comes as a water-based material.

IdeaPaint seems like a great way to loosen up meeting spaces and kids' rooms.  I'm just waiting for a museum to paint their entire building (inside and out!) with the stuff to collect visitor feedback on everything from the doorknobs to the exhibits inside!

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1 comment:

  1. When we moved into our current building, the previous owners had painted many of the metal doors in their engineering and assembly spaces with white solvent-based paints and used them all as white boards. In some situations, that might be a suitable alternative. Our local lumberyards stock something they call "marker boards" which are 4 by 8 sheets of white boards. These are about $32/sheet. I'm considering them for paneling in our new exhibit shop.