Learn how to make a white board for a video studio for around $30. Make a huge custom white board for home, business, or for video marketing online. Video marketing tips that will help you get online sales immediately!
How to Make a White Board & Studio Background
Want to know how to make a White Board that covers an entire wall or a large area? I recently opened a new cellular store and office in Birmingham, AL and wanted to put a studio for shooting videos in the back of it. I know first hand the power of video marketing, and having a nice background is critical for a more professional look. In this article I will show you how to make a white board for around $30 using some masking tape, primer, and a foam roller. I will also give you tips that will help you get sales immediately using video where I personally get 90% of my leads.
Using a White Board for a Studio – Background Options
I wanted several different background options for my studio, and I wanted to know how to make a white board that covered a large space. So I took a trip to Lowes and Home Depot to find out. What I discovered was Lowes Dry Erase paint was around $75, and Home Depot had a Rustoleum brand for around $20. A quart will cover a 7′ x 7′ white board space with 3 coats that allows for a tough, long lasting finish for your white board.
In addition to a quart of Dry Erase paint to make your white board, you will also need the following:
1.4 Ft Level
2.Masking Tape or Paint Tape
5.A Foam Roller
* After using the Rustoleum Dry Erase paint for my white board I will warn you that it is very thin and runny. Make sure to put a drop cloth below the bottom part and have a damp cloth to clean up immediately.
How to Make a White Board Step by Step
1.First you will use your level (along with a board with a shorter level) to mark the walls to size you would like. I made a 6′ x 7′ and had plenty of paint left over fyi. Use a contrasting pen color to mark your walls.
2.Take your time applying masking take leaving just enough room to cover your pen marks and keep your lines straight. Use 12-18″ at a time or press down and continue to apply the tape along your marks. At the bottom, make sure to tape your drop cloth below because the paint will run!
3.Prime Paint your space FIRST! Dry Erase paint won’t stick on a normal wall. It needs an adhesive to stick to the wall. You can also use a large piece of plywood to a large white board too instead of drywall. Another tip is to use a magnetic primer to allow for placing magnets on your white board as well.
4.Apply your white board paint with a foam roller ($4) and allow 20-30 minutes between coats. It will affect the surface if you don’t allow them to dry. I used 3 coats, but might recommend 4. You will have plenty of paint for a 7′ x 7′ white board.
5.Remove Tape slowwwly after about an hour. I painted my white board on new drywall first, and trimmed with wall paint next. The tape pulled a tad, but I just trimmed carefully afterwards.
6.Wait… Wait 3 full days before you begin marking on your wall. White Board paint takes time to harden and fully cure. Once cured, you can use dry erase cleaner and erasers to use your white board over and over.
That’s it…you’re done!
That’s how to make a white board in your office or your home which will make for better meetings, if needed for a brain-storming or training application. A nice large white board for video marketing is an excellent tool for presenting ideas or concepts, but also makes for a nice professional background.
I encourage you to get started with Video Marketing today if you are involved in ANY kind of business endeavor. It’s quite simply to best way to get results for your business, improve brand awareness for your products or services, and immediately.