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Dry Ease/whiteboard material?

  1. Aug 30, 2011 #1
    Hello PF'ers, a friend and I are sharing an apartment for the school year and we had the idea to make one of our living room walls into a giant whiteboard. I know you can buy rolls of the material to write on (doesn't have to be magnetic), but I'm not sure where to find it. I called the local Staples, they didn't have it, and neither did Walmart. Anyone know where else one might find it?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2011 #2
    Interesting...I think I want to do that
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 #3

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    Can you get white, plastic-covered wall-treatments at a home improvement place? Get a sample and test. Actually, you might want the people who build meat-processing plant sand need everything to look white and washable. They need LOTS of durable, washable wall-materials.
     
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  6. Aug 30, 2011 #5
    Thanks Janus, but it needs to be removable, as we are living in an apartment and the land lord probably wouldn't appreciate us painting over one of his walls.

    Turbo - thanks for the idea I'll check into it.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2011 #6

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    You could get some substrate material that can be painted with Janus' paint. Maybe save a lot of money and still not have to cause your landlord any trouble. Just unscrew it and take it when you leave.
     
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    A complaint is that they don't cling well in the wind? Uhm, maybe because they're not made for outdoor use? For the amount you get for $4.95, worth trying.

    Use tacks.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2011 #10
    + shipping fees

    I will let OP be my guinea pig
     
  12. Aug 30, 2011 #11

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    You have a better option?
     
  13. Aug 30, 2011 #12
    Hobby lobby or some other type of hobbie store. I think you'll find a whiteboard is not what you want as you'll have to get new markers all the time and cleaning the board gets annoying. Just go with one of those big giant sheets of paper thingys they use in meetings. They are basically just giant sketch pads and you can get extra large pencils to use on them if you want bigger text.

    You could also just get a roll of large paper and rip however big of a section you want off and pin it to the wall. If you really want the sketch board to be made out of plastic I'd just go to a junkyard or something and find some white plastic cause that is all those things really are.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2011 #13

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    You want a clear plexiglass divider running doen the center of you room with glow in the dark markers so it looks like you're planning high tech covert ops.
     
  15. Aug 31, 2011 #14

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    It's white. It's easy to paint over it. Hopefully. Just don't let the landlord touch the walls when you move out, just in case.

    I think that looks like a great idea. I think I might do that in the playroom I set up for the grandson. Nothing like teaching the grandson that he can write on the walls before sending him home to mom and dad.
     
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