Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Give Old Children's Furniture New Life & Function with IdeaPaint Dry Erase Paint


Using IdeaPaint, you can transform nearly any paintable surface into a dry-erase board. With limitless opportunities, IdeaPaint can make a boring, ordinary space into something else entirely. We were sent an IdeaPaint kit to use in our home, and we had fun imagining the things we could do with it. In the end, we decided to paint an old kid-sized table and chairs set that was starting to be too scuffed and chipped to look good anyway.

IdeaPaint dry erase board paint can be used to paint almost any smooth surface. To use IdeaPaint, you have to first sand and prime your space, then apply one well-covered coat of the mixed paint to the surface and let it dry. The paint must then “cure” for 10 days before it is a writable surface, and I definitely agree that you must wait the proper amount of time. When using this product, make sure you read the instructions thoroughly, do not use in high humidity because it can affect the quality of the paint, and only use in a well-ventilated area or outdoors because the fumes are stronger than most paint. IdeaPaint is free of lead, asbestos, formaldehyde and other harmful materials, so it is safe to be used by children once it’s dry.


How to use IdeaPaint on furniture:



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Once the IdeaPaint cured, we started using it immediately and fell in love that quickly. It is fun, works well, and erases as well as any dry erase board. The kids have had hours of fun with it already and I’m sure there will be many more to come. It helped me transform an old, very worn looking table into something fun and unique and it lets the kids be creative without wasting paper.


You can find tons of IdeaPaint project ideas on their website, www.ideapaint.comIdeaPaint kits can be purchased at most Lowe’s stores nationwide or online at www.lowes.com and are available for 6sq ft surface areas up to 40sq ft areas.


Thank you to IdeaPaint for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.