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Old 04-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #1
Brent Amey
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Dry erase board in Canada

I am trying to find a good size dry erase board for my home box and for a newly built CrossFit box at my work. I've read posts before that said to look at Home Depot but in Canada we don't have them. I have looked at Home Depot, Cdn Tire, Rona, Staples, etc. Staples has one that is $50 with a wood frame. Not what I am looking for. Rogue only has one for USA customers. They can ship me a free standing 14 foot Pull up rig but can't ship me a 4x8 sheet of dry erase board...
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

They don't have these (WFS) at your Home Depot? They might not be labeled as "white boards" but they're essentially the same thing and work fine for dry erase markers.

This is good info too (WFS)
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

I completed a similar project down here in the States this weekend. The "dry erase board" that I bought at Home Depot is a type of water resistant construction material used as "back splash" in bathrooms. Without knowing how home improvement retailers work up north, it might be worth asking a remodeling contractor? Possibly pick it up on your next trip to Buffalo? (Would customs hit you over a $12 piece of board?)

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

They also make white board paint. Our box painted the walls with it and it works pretty well. Just a little more expensive than the board.
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

Thanks for the responses. I looked under HomeDepot.ca and couldn't find anything like you are all talking about. I asked 2 different people when I was in there and they couldn't help either. I don't like the idea of painting the board with paint either....not sure why. Staples suggested laminating a sheet of white poster board but a 2x2 sheet will still cost $16. That could do for now I guess for my home box.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

You can also use a paint that support dry erase markers and simply turn your wall into a writing board.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

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You can also use a paint that support dry erase markers and simply turn your wall into a writing board.
He doesn't like this option

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I don't like the idea of painting the board with paint either....not sure why.

I was going to suggest the same.

But I'm really surprised you can't find any.....
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #8
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

I bought a sheet of stuff called barker board (I think that's what it was called)at Windsor Plywood. A 4'x8' sheet cost me about $30!

Again, it's not "officially" dry erase board but it works EXACTLY the same. I've had it up for over a year. I think it might be a bit softer than full on dry erase board and therefore might wear quicler but after a year I can still dry wipe it 97% clean and use whiteboard cleaner to get it 99% clean when I'm feeling pernickety about it. I think it does scratch a little easier than dry erase board but what the hey, you're not cladding the Taj Mahal here! It's light enough that to put it up I just ran double sided tape around the perimeter and down the middle and slapped it up on the wall (solo too, I might add), voila 5 minute whiteboard installation.

For $30/sheet, if it gets beat up, I'll just replace it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:26 AM   #9
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

I thinks it is called tile board the guys at home depot told me that they use it in the back room for a white board $11 dollars for a 4x8. and if you need to get it cleaner you don't need dry erase spray windex is the same thing
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Re: Dry erase board in Canada

Hey Brent, we make custom dry erase boards and we ship to Canada. Let me know if you see anything you like on SignsRx.
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