DIY – Dry-Erase Paint AND Giveaway!

by Robyn Wright on September 1, 2011

in Reviews & Giveaways

Today I have got a DIY item to share with you all. IdeaPaint dry-erase paint kit. Thanks to Hubby who did the work and took lots of pictures for me (he is such a good blogging assistant).

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

We have had this large whiteboard up on the door in our kitchen (leads into the laundry room) for many years now. We use it daily. We keep shopping lists on it, draw fun pictures, write notes to each other, etc. When we have company we write birthday messages (like above) or list all the things we have to drink – whatever fits the mood. As you can see, this board had gotten very cloudy at this point. The bigger problem was that it was heavy and if that door got slammed (yes, we have door slammers in our house) then the dumb board would fall off the hook partly or totally. Ugh. When I was asked to give IdeaPaint a try I knew that this door is exactly where I would use the sample!

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

Hubby removed the old board and anchors and first had to patch up those giant holes and sand them down really well. The whole surface needed to be cleaned well and sanded – this is a very important step!

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project
IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

Next he taped off the area that he was going to paint. Then we used Kilz 2 primer to seal the surface and get it prepared. I believe he had to sand in between coats of this as well. It is really important to follow the instructions in the package. This is not one of those projects you can avoid the instructions on and that was per Hubby who normally ignores the rules.

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

You can tell I was not at home when Hubby did this project. Do you know how? There is no tarp or plastic covering my kitchen table! ACK! Anyway…. you have to mix the two parts of the paint that are in the kit together well to get started. It is a stinky product so do this when you can open up the windows. When the paint is ready pour it in the tray (not included) and use the included roller to apply to your surface. You only need one coat of the actual dry-erase paint, but apply it liberally.

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project
IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

You can see that it does have a bit of a bumpy texture to it after you apply it. This worried me a lot. I asked the PR rep about it and she said that it was normal. The paint has to cure for 7 days to use it and they gave you a nifty little blue sign to hang up even – cute idea. In the meantime I went to BlogHer and the Lowe’s booth had this paint up on a wall that we could try out. There sample area was also bumpy so that made me feel better. I wrote on erased on theirs and it worked great – I was surprised! Back at home Hubby added a couple of dollars worth of trim he picked up at Lowe’s around the edge of our painted area to finish it off a bit.

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit ProjectIdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

Ta-Da! It works. You do have to use NON low-odor markers though – a bit harder to find. You can see above I wrote on the door and then wiped it off without any problems. We no longer will have that heavy whiteboard falling on us all the time now!

IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit Project

Now obviously I used this at home, but think how great it would be in a classroom or office? Right now IdeaPaint is have a Makeover Contest. The winner will receive up to 500 square feet of installed IdeaPaint in their classroom or office. You can enter and get all the details here for the IdeaPaint 360° Makeover Contest. Enter by 9/30/11

You can find out more about IdeaPaint on IdeaPaint.com, like IdeaPaint on Facebook, and follow @IdeaPaint on Twitter. You can find it nationwide at Lowe’s stores and on Lowes.com also.

Win this IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit

The Giveaway:  One lucky reader will win an IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint Kit (6 sq. ft size)

Required Entry:  Tell me where/how you would use the IdeaPaint Dry-Erase Paint if you win.
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Rules: Only one of each entry method listed per person/family/household. No entering on behalf of others, using extra identities or others identities, no automated program entries, etc. If I catch you cheating you will be banned from this and all of my future giveaways! This giveaway is only open to those in the USA, ages 18+. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on Thursday, September 15, 2011. I will pick a winner and email them and they have 48 hours to claim the prize. If no response, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a sample kit of IdeaPaint to complete this project in order to share my experience using it. The opinions are all my own

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  • charline

    I would use it in my kitchen/ on the broom closet door.
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  • Slb334

    On my door.

  • jashelep

    Email subscriber.

  • jashelep

    I would help my mom make mini dry erase boards for her classroom.

  • Jm Harrelson

    Well, im not sure…. may try the door like you did or get brave and paint a section on a wall. Thanks for the chance to win. =^)
    jm.harrelson@yahoo.com

  • Jm Harrelson

    subscribed, TY 

  • Jammie

    I subscribe via email sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  • Jammie

    If I won I would use it in my daughter’s room she loves drawing. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  • Tammy Pereira

    This is such a clever idea!  I love it!  If I win this I would like to put it on the broom closet door which is right next to the kitchen.
    LayDeebugLove at aol dot com

  • Sarah Parisi

    Where wouldn’t I use this?? We’re moving to a new house in a couple months so I’d have to take a good look to decide, but I’m thinking about somewhere in the kitchen.
    atty4kids at yahoo dot com

  • guest

    What a neat idea!  I would use this on my basement door.  That is where I hang all my important stuff but it’s still out of site to visitors.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  • Denisha LeSene

    I think it would be cool to dry erase a refrigerator or the drawers on my daughters dresser.

    n2france(at)gmail(dot)com

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  • kalookalei

    I would make a large dry erase board for my fridge. paglossian at mail dot com

  • angie

    I’d use it in the office.

  • Bored2quickly

    I subscribe to your email!  I would love to win this! I would put it in the kitchen! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
    bored2quickly@hotmail.com

  • http://twitter.com/natmmom Diane B

    I would put it on my fridge

  • Joni Taylor3710

    If you saw the small white board I used now you would laugh, especially considering it keeps track of 5 childrens schedules and 2 firefighters. I would paint 1 section of wall in the kitchen since that’s the meeting place

  • allysmama
  • Ann Marie Walker

     I would use it on my kitchen wall. I have 4 kids and always posting notes all over the refrigerator. This would be great to take a section on the kitchen wall and write notes back and forth for the kids. I love it. SweepsGirl@aol.com

  • Ann Marie Walker

    Subscribed via email. SweepsGirl@aol.com

  • Ann Marie Walker

    Following you on twitter as SweepsGirl and tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/SweepsGirl/status/114186559988826113   SweepsGirl@aol.com

  • spirit_kim

    I would use on the wall next to my desk. I love dry erase boards, love em, love em!

  • Lauren Shapiro

    i would use it in my office

    laureneshapiro at gmail dot com

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  • Emma Kate

    I would use it to cover a large portion of a wall in a play room. I’ve seen this done with chalkboard paint, it really adds a playful touch to the room!

    tucci3@tcnj.edu

  • Danielle

    email sub ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Danielle

    i would love to paint our kitchen wall or our cabinets!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Amy DeLong

    kitchen wall,would have lots to write on it!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  • Jennifer Reed

    I would use it in our kitchen.  reejen at comcast dot net

  • Michael Brennan

    We would use it on one of the walls in our kids’ playhouse

  • Michael Brennan
  • Ericka King

    I would use in my Daughter’s room. My kids are always playing school and this would be great for them. thanks for the chance!
    ericka082 at gmail dot com

  • Ericka King

    Already a email subscriber
    ericka082 at gmail dot com

  • Ericka King

    Follow on twitter and tweeted
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    ericka082 at gmail dot com

  • Clarkmurdock

    In our kitchen

  • http://chisumscrew.blogspot.com/ Happi Shopr

    I think it would awesome on a cabinet door in the kitchen and in the garage. trinitygsd at yahoo dto ocm

  • susansmoaks

    i would put this in our son’s room, he would like it on this bedroom wall
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  • beth shepherd
  • beth shepherd

    I would paint it on the wall in the school room
    thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  • mary gardner

    i would use it on my daughter’s bedroom door!

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  • Lshumack

    As my daughter is getting older we are running out of room on the calendar. Having the chance to use this and paint on a wall or a door where we can make a big calendar would be awesome!! 

    lshumack@gmail.com

  • mary gardner

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  • mary gardner

    following you on twitter as carolinamosaic and tweeted
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    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  • elizabeth p

    I have a very artistic diva teen and would use this in her room. 

  • stephanie barmann

    I would use this in the children’s playroom!!! They love to play school so this would be perfect!

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  • allysmama
  • nik

    Congrats to the winner!
    I’d like to use this supercool paint on our kitchen-to-breezeway door. It would be ideal to leave messages if one of us is going out and wants to communicate with someone else on their way in or vice versa.
    Or just to doodle a “Welcome to our circus!” sign.  :)

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