An Innovation of a Timeless Idea


Albert Stallion, the father of whiteboards. This invention of his took place in the early 1960s when he was working with a steel manufacturing company. His idea was that people can implement enameled sheets of steel into the writing board market. However, the factor that Mr. Stallion took into account later was that the manufacturing of such boards would be very costly. The revised versions of the whiteboard came with different types of coatings. Some of which mentioned below:

  • Melamine
  • This coating was made up of a resin-infused paper. It was typically used over a substrate of sorts, like MDF or Particle Boards. The coated boards stay clean and smudge-free for a long time but aren’t suitable for heavy use.
  • Steel And/or Aluminum
  • Most manufacturers tended to paint the surfaces of the steel or aluminum sheets to ensure smoothness and better dry erase quality. The sheets are also magnetic, meaning the use of magnets is possible.
  • Tempered Glass
  • They’re highly durable and very easy to dry erase. These whiteboards tend to come frameless and will not stain like a conventional whiteboard. While, in theory, they can last forever, they tend to be on the pricy side since glass is more extravagant than a whiteboard.

However, with the power of technology at our fingertips, companies have now reinvented the classic idea behind the conventional whiteboard. The smarter surfaces dry erase board paint is a revolutionary step in the whiteboard market. This ensures a hard ache and cumbersome free installation, while also being an easy and DIY one. The idea behind this was simple. It was brought into existence to capture ideas while leaving behind the limitations of a conventional Whiteboard. The seamlessness that can be achieved by this alternative, is not only an innovation, but an inspiration for masses.