Posted on December 17 2018
At Prime Walls, we offer a variety of different wall décor products, ranging from residential wallpaper for the home, contract wallcoverings for commercial spaces, and digital print wallpaper murals for designers who want a custom product. A fourth category of products we offer is dry erase wallcoverings. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at what dry erase wallcoverings are, the benefits of using dry erase wallcoverings, and the four different types of dry erase products offered.
What Exactly Are Dry Erase Wallcoverings?
Dry erase wallcoverings are products that essentially transforms a wall into a fully functional, writable surface. Designers can think of them as high quality whiteboards that are more specialized. You can use a dry erase marker to write on the surface of these wallcoverings and easily wipe them off when you want to erase them. Prime Walls offers four different types of dry erase wallcovering products, which we’ll discuss later on.
Why Use Dry Erase Wallcoverings?
Unlike residential wallpaper, contract wallcoverings, or digital print murals, dry erase wallcoverings aren’t used to add style to the space. These products are available in white and don’t have imagery so designers may be thinking, why use dry erase wallcoverings in my projects? The answer is simple: functionality. While traditional wall décor products focus on adding a stylish look to the space, dry erase is about making a wall functional in a way that it can be used for a variety of different purposes. Wallpaper adds to the aesthetics of the space, while dry erase wallcoverings add practicality. However, that’s not to say that these dry erase wallcoverings are unsightly! They all feature a professional, high-end finish that’s sleek and modern.
Not only are dry erase wallcoverings functional, but they’re versatile as well and have uses that may not seem very obvious at first. We’ll get into that later in the article but for now, let’s look at the four diverse styles of dry erase wallcoverings at Prime Walls!
Walls IQ Dry Erase High Gloss Wallcovering
The first product in our Walls IQ Dry Erase series is the high-gloss wallcovering. This is the go-to option for general needs and serves as a basic writing surface. Sold in 60” panels, designers can install these wallcoverings horizontally or vertically, depending on the space and its usage. Just as with all of our other wall décor products, designers can order a sample to get a first hand look at the actual product.
Walls IQ Dry Erase Low Gloss Wallcovering
All of our Walls IQ products act as writing surfaces but some products go beyond this. Our next Walls IQ Dry Erase product features a low-gloss surface that reduces reflections and glare. This makes it perfect for use with projection devices as the surface of the dry erase won’t interfere with what’s being shown. This bonus feature is yet another way our dry erase wallcoverings adds another layer of usability and functionality.
Walls IQ Dry Erase Magnetic Wallcovering
The third Walls IQ Dry Erase product features a magnetic surface, available in 48” panels. This particular option is great for those who want a more tactile use for the dry erase, such as attaching loose papers and files to the board using magnets. Similar to the low-gloss dry erase wallcovering, this magnetic wallcovering has its specific uses and can be a beneficial addition to any residential or commercial space.
Walls IQ Dry Erase Clear Paint Solution
Last but not least, the final Walls IQ Dry Erase product is a clear paint solution. It’s available in a 50 sq. ft. can, a 100 sq. ft. can, and a 200 sq. ft. can. With this paint solution, designers aren’t limited by the size of a dry erase panel and have full control over the size and shape of the dry erase surface.
Using Dry Erase Wallcoverings In Your Design project
Now that we’ve covered the four different dry erase products at Prime Walls, let’s look at how designers can use these wall décor products to their full potential. First, dry erase wallcoverings are best suited for spaces where functionality is important. The point of these dry erase products is that they turn the walls into a writable surface. When exploring both residential and commercial design projects, there are instances where using a dry erase wallcovering makes sense. For example, home offices and corporate offices both emphasize productivity so a dry erase surface can serve to improve work flow, provide a canvas for brainstorming, and any other work-related processes. Remember our low-gloss dry erase wallcovering? This would be an excellent choice for offices where PowerPoint presentations are often used. It’s a 2-in-1 product that provides a high degree of flexibility.
However, it’s not just the business environment that can take advantage of these versatile wallcoverings. Designers can use dry erase wallcovering products in unexpected ways to create a truly unique space that’s both functional and creative. For example, consider using dry erase in the kitchen where homeowners can write down recipes, make quick notes, and perhaps draw their own monthly calendar on the wall. Kid’s playrooms or bedrooms can also make use of a dry erase wall, giving them an outlet for their creative works (it’s one of the rare cases where drawing on the walls can be encouraged!). The functionality of the dry erase wallcovering can evolve as kids grow up, with teenagers using the wall as a study aid for their homework.
Just as with other wall décor products, designers can mix and match dry erase wallcoverings with other products, such as wallpaper and digital print murals. Be sure to read our other article, Combining Wallpaper, Digital Murals, & Dry Erase Wallcoverings for more tips and tricks. Ultimately, dry erase wallcoverings are a functional choice that adds versatility to the walls in the form of creating an entirely new writing surface.