Have you ever heard of IdeaPaint? Well, I didn’t either until I was watching “How I Made My Millions” on CNBC. One of the stories was about a company who figured out how to paint whiteboard onto any surface. I immediatly went to the website and saved it as a resource. This customer had been going back and forth on what to do in her basement. She wanted a large area where her kids could draw on the wall and be expressive. I mentioned this product, she did her own research as well and we agreed this would be the best way to go. I won’t bore you with the details of installation. Take a look below and see the HUGE whiteboard I painted in her basement (along with some shelves I built and hooks I installed).
Prep for the whiteboard paint included sanding the area, taping the area off, applying the primer and doing another sanding after the primer dried.
Mixing the solutions was as easy as "This" into "That".
After the one application and required back-rolling dry time is 7 days. Yes, 7 days. Once dry and the tape was pealed I added matching casing on the side and top to establish the whiteboard area.
A little self promotion!
The kids went to town on the new whiteboard when they got home from school.
I also installed some eye lags with Black Diamond carabiners so they could hang things from the basement ceiling.
Also, I added these four easy to build shelves in the reading area.
Here is a close up of those easy-to-build shelves. Just three pieces of 1x material pocket screwed together and painted.