White Board Doors DIY project

For ages I have been wanting to try out the White Board paint by Rust-Oleum that I saw at Home Depot.  I use a dry erase board on the pantry door for my grocery and shopping lists. The board kept falling off and I thought the White Board paint would be a neat idea instead.

I decided that the door leading out to the garage would make a great test run door. I did paint a section of both doors with magnetic paint. The magnetic paint works okay. It won’t hold up much more than a notepad or few sheets of paper.

Instructions for the Dry Erase paint by Rust-Oleum are pretty simple. The mixing process was easy enough as was the painting. You do have to let each coat dry for about 20-30 mins and a minimum of 2 coats is recommended. I put on 3 coats per door. One kit covered both doors with 3 coats each.  Rust-Oleum recommends at least 2 days drying time before using.  I let my doors dry about 4 days since it is humid down here.

door leading out to garage (closeup)

Overall I think the paint worked well. Charlie is having fun coloring on the garage door with Crayola’s Dry Erase crayons.  My pantry door is once again keeping track of groceries and shopping lists. The garage door also is being used to write reminder notes which is coming in handy.  The markers and crayons do not wipe off as easily as a regular white board. I am not sure, however, if this is because of the product itself or my application of the product.

pantry door

IdeaPaint and WhiteyBoard also make dry erase paint.  Both companies also offer Dry Erase paint in a clear coat so you can paint over walls, etc and have the original paint show through. I think that is totally cool and awesome!

garage door (not edited)

Has anyone else tried the Dry Erase paint? What are you thoughts on it? I love the concept and the ideas are endless, especially with the clear option. I think I will try one of the other companies, although they are more expensive, next time to compare.


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  1. Hmmm this (or maybe chalkboard paint) might be a good option for our pantry doors. You’ve got me thinking now! 🙂
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  2. Very cool! these are the times that I wish we owned our house…I’d go to town with some dry erase or chalkboard paint!

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    • You can paint over it later on. Or chose the clear coat and put over the regular paint. Just something to think about.

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  3. Stopping by from SITS … Thinking of doing this to the interior of my front door … Dig it!

  4. What a great idea. I didn’t even know dry erase paint existed–where have I been? I’ve been wanting to use chalboard paint–now I have another option. Hmmm… Stopped by from the SITS Sharefest. Have a great weekend!
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  5. Very cool! I have never tried the dry-erase paint, but I have used chalkboard paint. Hope you have a great weekend! Stopping in from SITS.

  6. Interesting. I didn’t know they had this. I have an entire chalkboard paint wall, but this is great too.

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  7. I’ve never heard of this, but I think I’ll be trying it soon. I think I’m going to do it on the bedroom doors. Sometimes we need to leave notes for each other and that would be an awesome way to do it. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. I haven’t tried it, but I’d like to! I can think of several places it would work well in our house!

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