I am a hockey coach looking to make a fun way for my players to learn the game (positioning, rules, etc). I have made a to-scale Nok-hockey "rink" out of "thrifty whiteboard" from Home Depot and pre-primed 1x3 (looks pretty realistic, if I do say so myself!).
Now I want to draw or paint on the rink markings (red/blue lines, circles, goals, etc). I tried using Sharpie permanent marker, it wiped off. I tried acrylic paint which cracked and flaked right off. The internet is full of ideas on how to get permanent marks "Off" dry erase boards. Any ideas on how to get them to stay "On"?
I've seen vinyl tape listed for making grids, etc. But, I'm afraid the sticks and puck will peel the tape off. Also, I wanted to coat the rink with baby oil to aid in the puck movement, and fear the oil will soak under the tape and negate the adhesive, increasing the likelihood of peeling.
By the way, the "rink" is 6' x 2.55' and is a functional Nok-hockey rip-off. So in this case, the readily available hockey coaching dry-erase/clip-boards aren't an option. I've also found those to be grossly dis-proportional to a real rink, which does a great dis-service to coaches/players. The Bauer one I have is ridiculously off.
By Chris from NY, NY
Permanent marker will work but you have to let it sit, if the weather is damp it takes longer. We used it to make grid for multoplication tables, maps etc. Ria
I have seen "pinstripping" tape used. It is available at craft stores and is about 1/8 inch wide.
After writing with whiteboard marker, use STRONGHOLD hairspray and spary it then let it dry for a while, if you rub it, it will not come out
It seems to me that anything you use, will come off with "wear and tear".
Would it be possible to use anything of your choice for the drawings or markings, then allow it to dry completely, then apply some type of permanent lacquer over the top to seal it? Or even a piece of plexiglass or a clear silicone pad - cut to size - placed over the top to protect the paint or felt pen markings.
Cover with clear contact when project is finished, then you can still write over the top without being damaged.
Draw your lines then go over the lines with sellotape leave a bit overhang so you can peel off when you need to then clean and apply again.
Hey, I know glass can be used as a dry erase board. There are glass panels at lowes for $7-$35 depending on the size. Also, since it is glass, you can put those 1/8" tape strips like that one person mentioned on the back. You will be able to see them since it is glass, but they won't ever wipe them off or have them unstick because of markers/cleaner. Now, just to find something to go around the edges so they aren't so sharp. Happy Hockey!
Use a paint pen and go over it with clear nail polish. So far has been the only thing that works. Sharpie wipes off, pin-striping peels off. If you use clear nail polish your dry erase marker color will stain it.
I used Sharpie the other night and plan to let it sit for a few days. If it doesn't work, I'm going to try the tape. Thanks for the suggestions.
I let the Sharpie dry for a few days & used car wax over it. A little color came off/smeared, but the majority is still on. We'll see how the lines handle the friction of the waxed wooden puck a few thousand times. Thanks for the advice.
Hope you can find something that will be quick, cheap, and do what you need it to do.
Use thin black tape, it's as easy as that, and you can easily pull it off when you want it off!
I am about to try coating the sharpie with clear nail polish to see if that does the trick. My project is much smaller though, so not sure if thats feasible for a larger space
they now can put any graphics on a whiteboard that is permanent and embedded in board. looks beautiful. there are now many companies using and making. just google graphics for whiteboards.
Just so you know, sharpie lines will come off when drawn over by Dry-Erase markers. Does not matter how long it dries for. It's the alcohol in the dry-erase ink that removes the sharpie ink.
Pinstripes eventually peal and leave a sticky black mess on the board.
I was thinking of trib the same thing. ..score the lines with something sharp, then use permanent marker in the grooves. Has anyone tried this?
I've been looking to do the same thing! Well, not for hockey but just for an everyday whiteboard. The hairspray seems like it will work! Thanks for the ideas
Print what you want as the background and slide in it a page protector!
The tape looks great but after excessive wiping of the borard the tape begins to peel off, constantly having to replace the tape.