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Indiana winters bring about their fair share of snow days. For families, it generally equates to more time indoors with the kids, sometimes requiring parents to work from home if their profession permits. But after the homework is done, kids may be searching for different ways to entertain themselves and also express their creativity offline. While coloring on the walls has been traditionally frowned upon, transforming the interior paint into a dry-erase surface eliminates all the worry and opens up doors to creative possibilities.
Professional-grade dry-erase clear coating is becoming increasingly available for consumers, including major brands like Sherwin Williams. The clear coating allows for any smooth surface to be transformed into a dry-erase board. Walls, doors, tabletops and more can make for great boards for drawing and coloring. While all colors are a possibility, white is ideal to display all different types of colors. It may seem like common sense, but remember to steer clear from dark interior paint colors to use as surfaces.
It’s a great idea to get the child’s input regarding which walls transform into dry erase spaces. It’s a great time to ensure they understand the interior paint that can be marked on, and the walls that shouldn’t be touched. Ideally, the wall space should be accessible to the child, yet away from furniture and things that should not be marked.
Big families know that communication is the key to planning and getting things done. That said, they also know that when people are constantly on the go it’s easy for things to get a little hectic. And between, grocery lists, schedules and reminders, the fridge space can get crowded with sticky notes pretty easily. Designating a dry-erase space for the family to communicate can make a huge difference in efficiency and leaving more time for quality time together. For unique projects like this one, consider consulting a professional painting service to make sure the clear coat application goes smoothly.