Simply said, you can draw lines on a whiteboard with self-adhesive whiteboard tape, magnetic whiteboard tape, or a permanent marker pen. Each of these three methods is a viable option, but whiteboard tape is by far the most common and effective technique to produce flawless lines.
The first step in drawing on a whiteboard is to decide where you want your line to go. You can simply outline the area that you want to mark, or if there is enough space, it may be better to create a freehand design. Once you have decided on the location of your line, it's time to choose one of the three tools mentioned above.
Self-adhesive whiteboard tape is the easiest tool to use because all you need is a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. First, cover the entire surface of the board with tape. Make sure not to leave any gaps because this will cause problems when removing the tape later. Next, write over the taped area with the proper marking tool (pencil for now). Finally, remove the tape from some of the marked areas using the provided scissors or knife and stick it back onto another part of the board. That's it! You have just drawn a line on a whiteboard using self-adhesive tape.
Magnetic whiteboard tape is very similar to self-adhesive tape in how it works but instead of using paper, you will need a magnetic marker.
There are various ways to write in a straight line if you don't have pre-lined paper:
Command strips are used to hang a white board. 1. Tape together two command strips and place them on the back of the board. 2. On the paper side of the command strip, add a dot of anything that will wash away afterwards (I used a glue pen). 3. Press the white board against the wall to allow the adhesive to adhere. 4. Remove tape from board.
1. wall paint that can be erased. Dry erase wall paint is an ideal substitute for a whiteboard. The first version was developed in the 1980s and came in several colors. It was used extensively by IBM for meeting rooms where ideas could be freely drawn on its surface without leaving a mark.
2. digital whiteboards. These are screen-based replacements for a chalkboard or whiteboard. They work by using an electric charge to draw images onto a glass panel which then is illuminated from below like a television screen. Digital whiteboards are used instead of a chalkboard because they can record drawings and notes which can be played back later. They also cannot leave marks on surrounding walls or furniture like a traditional whiteboard can.
3. Markerless whiteboards. These are white boards that use an electronic camera to detect any marker drawn on it. When this happens, the corresponding area of the board is displayed on a computer screen or tablet device. Users can write on the blank space with a special pen and the drawing will be saved automatically.
Whiteboard paint is a two-part formula combination that can change practically any wall or surface into a dry-erase board-like surface when correctly mixed and applied. It's an excellent alternative to standard whiteboards, which may be large, unwieldy, and pricey.
You can find whiteboard paint at most art stores and online retailers who sell home improvement supplies. The brand we recommend for its durability and quality is Palette. They have several colors available and they come in a wide variety of sizes from 2' x 4' all the way up to 8' x 10'.
There are two parts to this formula: the ink and the basecoat. The ink is what gives whiteboard paint its color; there are a variety of shades available from black to red. The basecoat is what protects the underlying material from the ink. It should be chosen based on how it will be used. For example, if you want the paint to be easy to erase then choose a low-density paper, while if you need it to be permanent then go with a high-density sheet. There are papers made specifically for use with whiteboard paint that are designed to be easily erased using a soft eraser such as a pencil.
As long as you purchase the correct combination of ink and basecoat you can create almost any color you want.