As anyone who has ever sat in a meeting with me knows, I love whiteboards. I love the way a whiteboard can help organize a conversation, define objectives and lend focus to an outcome. They’re also very entertaining when my kids come to visit – something which may be unremarkable in most other offices, but given that our office is usually littered with interesting toys, I’m always surprised by the whiteboard’s gravitational pull.
When we were first approached about IdeaPaint, I thought it was an amazing idea. I’ve often dreamed of painting my entire office with whiteboard paint, but couldn’t find any reliable way to do it. The guys who founded IdeaPaint had the same problem, but being entrepreneurial business students, they saw an opportunity and jumped on it. The paint they have developed is outstanding.
IdeaPaint comes in a box with everything you need to apply the paint to a primed surface (including a roller). The finish is glossy and it erases beautifully with no “ghosting.” Their CRE-8 home line is a water-based paint that is formaldehyde-free and conforms to all US EPA regulations. Best of all? It comes in COLORS.
The best way to experience IdeaPaint is to see it in action. That’s why I’m insanely excited that IdeaPaint is installing an enormous mural in our Wellesley store. I will post pictures as soon as it’s done. Meanwhile, you can check out their YouTube videos, which also really show the product nicely. IdeaPaint is now available through mbeans.com and in all of our stores. The retail price is $99 for 25 square feet or $175 for 50 square feet.
In honor of the 4th birthday of our blog today, we’re excited to be giving away a 25 sq ft box of the CRE-8 paint. Enter to win in 3 ways (for a maximum of 3 entries per person).
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us how you’d use your IdeaPaint.
2. Tweet about this on twitter and tell us what your kids would do if the walls were all whiteboard. Use the #ideapaint hashtag and mention @mbeans so we can track your entry.
3. Leave a comment on our Facebook page, and don’t forget to tell us how you’d use IdeaPaint in your home. Good karma if you share this link with your friends. We can’t track that, or we’d give you credit.
Enter by Sunday 10/25 at midnight EST.