Interior Decorating with Dry Erase Paint

by | Oct 28, 2014 | Construction and Maintenance


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Decorating the interior of your home can be fun, but there is a sense of permanence that remains once you have finished. If you end up wishing you could change something around just a little, the chances are good that you will have to leave it the way it is – or endure a lot of time, disruption, and expense to get it the way you want it. For the amateur artist or indecisive decorator, however, there is an interior design option that will change the way you view your home décor: dry erase paint.

Living Space
The beauty of dry erase paint is that you don’t have to go with white. You can keep your current paint or wallpaper, as long as it is not textured, and roll on some clear dry erase paint like Wink to create your own unique dry erase wall. Then pick out as many different colors of dry erase markers as you want and get to drawing. Create different designs for different occasions – draw teddy bears and bottles if you’re hosting a baby shower, make fun patterns and games for a birthday party, etc – or wipe the wall clean when your no-nonsense in-laws are visiting.

Kids’ Rooms
Who hasn’t caught their children drawing on walls before, then had to spend hours cleaning or repainting to get the house back to the way it was? With dry erase paint, you can make it permissible for your kids to draw on their own walls, so it won’t seem so exciting to mark up your walls every time they get hold of a crayon. Just make sure that your children are clear on the fact that they have to use dry erase markers and nothing else; otherwise, you may end up having to repaint anyway.

The kitchen is one room in the house where a pen and notepad are always useful, yet it seems like you can never find them when you need them. Try painting a wall or section of a wall in your kitchen with clear dry erase paint. You can jot down notes, leave messages for other family members, or write down a recipe where you know you won’t lose it. It also makes a great place to put a chore list, as long as you write it where the youngsters can’t surreptitiously erase it.

Home Office
Whether you call it the office, the den, or the computer room, a home office can always benefit from a dry erase wall. You may not be hosting conferences, but you likely need to write something down just about every time you go into your office. If the home office doubles as a spare bedroom, simply wipe the notes away and draw an inviting design when guests are coming to stay.