4 Ways A Whiteboard Wall Is Different To A Whiteboard

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When trying to choose a whiteboard product, you first need to work out which one is the best for option for you. This can get confusing with so many choices available.

One such decision could be trying to work out whether you want to install a complete whiteboard wall or go for a traditional whiteboard instead.

But what makes a whiteboard wall unique compared to a traditional whiteboard? Don’t they have the same functionality?

Both surfaces are totally different. Check out the four ways we’ve included that show how a complete whiteboard wall is unalike a regular whiteboard.


When it comes to size you could find no two different surfaces than a dry erase wall and a regular whiteboard.

Whiteboards have always been pretty limited in the sizes that are available. If you wanted to create a large dry erase surface you would need to cover your wall in multiple whiteboards, which would not look great and would be very expensive.

Or you could choose to go for a whole whiteboard wall instead?

With whiteboard paint, such as Smart Wall Paint, or whiteboard wallpapers like Smart Dry Erase Wallcovering, you can transform your whole wall into a writable surface.

Smart Wall Paint is available in a number of kit sizes so you won’t have to worry about restricting your usable space.


How long will it take to install? Well that depends on which product you choose.

Whiteboards have a slower application process, usually requiring a professional installer to mount the board at a straight angle on the wall and firmly attach it. This will often leave your wall with holes and screws were you ever to remove the product.

Maybe you want something applied in a hurry? Then choose Smart Dry Erase Wallcovering and create a complete whiteboard wall. It‘s ready to use as soon as the wallpaper adhesive is dry (typically 24 hours) so you can start enjoying all the benefits the next day.

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How does each whiteboard product hold up over time? Does a whiteboard wall last as long as a whiteboard?

Well, it can last longer.

To maintain a traditional whiteboard, you will need to avoid leaving marks on the board for longer than 24 hours. You should also regularly clean it with a high quality whiteboard spray such as this one here.

With a whiteboard wall things can be easier.

Smart Wall Paint comes with a no ghosting guarantee. This means that you won’t have to worry about markers staying on your wall and getting dirty. Once you wipe it away, your whiteboard wall will look good as new.


Maybe you want a whiteboard surface in a different colour than white, which option should you go for?

Some traditional whiteboards on the market come in a variety of colours, but they are usually a maximum of 2m2 in size. This means you will be very limited in usable space.

By using a whiteboard paint, such as Smart Wall Paint in Transparent, you can paint it over a wall that is the colour of your choice – or even on top of a wallpaper. This means you can have a dry erase surface in any colour you want.

What do you think? Which option is the right one for you? Consider size of your whiteboard working area, colour, and no ghosting before you make your final decision.

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