Help I'm clueless about paint!
November 7, 2008 4:31 PM Subscribe
PaintFilter: For an art project, I'm looking to permanently paint a design on a whiteboard (a commercially bought whiteboard from Staples) such that the design is resistant to erasing, but people can write around the design with whiteboard markers. Problem is, we're clueless about paint! What kind of paint do we need?
posted by zachlipton to media & arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The design involves about 8-10 discrete colors, or a few different shades of around 5 colors. Given this:
1. What kind of paint do we need? I was planning on heading over to Sherwin Williams to have them mix up some small quantities of interior paint for the colors we need. Will ordinary house paint work for painting on a whiteboard, or do I need to be going to an art store? If so, what should I be looking for.
2. Can we mix colors? I need a lime green and a darker shade of lime green. Can I add some black to the lime green to darken it, or should I buy a separate container of paint for each discrete color needed? Does mixing colors like this work for house paint too?
3. It's been recommended that I get a polyurethane coating to put over the paint (once it dries of course) to protect it from chipping off. Is this best or is something else more suitable for this purpose?
Thank you very much for the paint education.