Posted on April 30 2019
Want to learn more about our line of WALLS IQ Dry Erase Wallcoverings? You're in the right place because we're going to go through all the major things you need to know about these unique products. From its purpose and design to its intended use and more, here is everything you need to know about Walls Republic's dry erase wallcoverings!
Dry Erase Wallcoverings Are Functional
The first thing to understand about dry erase wallcoverings is that they're purely functional. Though they're consider a wall décor product just like home wallpaper or wallpaper murals, dry erase wallcoverings offer no imagery and its intended use isn't for its stylish appeal. Instead, dry erase wallcoverings are completely functional.
They transform a wall into a fully writable surface that allows you to use dry erase markers and to erase anything you wrote with a dry cloth or whiteboard eraser.
You might wonder why you would want to invest in a dry erase wallcovering product when you can buy a whiteboard. The first reason is that dry erase wallcoverings offer more benefits than a regular whiteboard you can pick up at your local office supply store (more on this later in the article).
These dry erase wallcoverings are a larger scale, making them suitable for use in spaces like offices or wherever you need a larger writing surface. WALLS IQ dry erase products are much more durable and can withstand day-to-day wear and tear.
There Are Two Main Categories of Dry Erase
At Walls Republic, we offer four different types of dry erase wallcovering products that fall into two larger categories. The first category is dry erase wallcovering panels. Our high gloss and low gloss dry erase wallcoverings are sold in 60" (or 1.52m) panels. Our magnetic dry erase wallcovering panel is 48" (or 1.22m).
The second category is a dry erase clear paint solution, which is sold in a can that offers enough product to cover an area of 50 square feet. Other sizes include a 100 sq. ft. can, and a 200 sq. ft. can.
Both of these categories offer you a lot of flexibility in terms of how large you want your dry erase surface to be. The benefit of using our dry erase clear paint solution is that you can use it on hard-to-decorate spaces, such as irregular sized/shaped walls. Using panels on irregular shaped walls may require you to trim the product, but clear paint is much more convenient in this case.
The benefit of using panels is that it's easier and faster to install (compared to painting the surface). With these panels, you can install them horizontally or vertically, depending on how you want your dry erase wallcovering positioned.
Dry Erase Wallcoverings Can Be Used in Home and Commercial Spaces
The intended use of dry erase wallcoverings is quite versatile, making it an excellent product for both home and commercial design projects. We've written a few articles that detail how you can use these products, so we'll link them below:
- 5 Ways To Use Dry Erase Wallcoverings In Your Home
- Form Meets Function: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Dry Erase
- Using Dry Erase Wallcoverings In Commercial Spaces
- Combining Murals, Dry Erase, And Wallpaper
In short, because dry erase wallcoverings are purely functional, this means they can add a lot of value to the space through its versatile and practical nature. One of the obvious ways dry erase wallcoverings can benefit a space is to use it in an office, whether that's a home office or a large business. More creative uses can be installing dry erase in the kitchen, using it in hospitality services, and even in a kid's bedroom!
Dry Erase Wallcoverings Each Have A Specialized Purpose
As we mentioned earlier, Walls Republic offers four distinct types of dry erase wallcoverings. All of them allow you to write on the walls, but some of them feature additional benefits that give it a more specialized purpose.
Our high gloss dry erase wallcovering is the standard type that's very budget-friendly. This is generally the one that can be installed in most design projects.
Next, as its name implies, the low gloss dry erase product features a more matte surface that reduces glare. This makes it ideal for use with projection devices.
The third type is the magnetic dry erase wallcovering. It features a backing that allows you to use magnets, perfect for attaching loose paper to the board.
Lastly, the dry erase clear paint solution is a liquid-based product that acts similar to paint, but dries to provide the same writable surface.
Dry Erase Wallcovering Maintenance
Just as with any type of wall décor product, maintaining your dry erase wallcoverings can ensure a longer-lasting product. Before writing on the surface, make sure your markers are specifically for dry erase boards. These are markers that leave non-permanent marks and can be erased from the surface simply by wiping it off.
In terms of erasing, you can use whiteboard erasers, which are carefully designed to remove the markers while being gentle on the dry erase surface. Using a clean cloth or paper towel is another way to clean the surface – just make sure the material you're using is gentle and not abrasive.
Over time, the surface of dry erase wallcoverings can get damaged if you're using cleaning materials with a harsh exfoliating surface. This can ultimately chip away or make small marks on the dry erase surface.
Why not consider dry erase walls for your next design project?
Now that you know that major points of dry erase wallcoverings, do you think it'd be a good fit for your next design project? Don't forget to check out our other articles on dry erase where we go through the numerous (and often unexpected) ways dry erase can add functionality to your home or business space. Let us know in the comments what you think about this versatile décor product!
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