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are you using video effectively in your marketing

If you aren’t already using videos and animations in your online marketing, you should be. There are several good reasons to do so. Here are a few more: Adding videos to your marketing efforts can be an effective way to communicate with your audience. Every business can use videos to tell their story. Achieving efficiency in communication is vital for all of us, even the most complex ideas can be communicated effectively using videos. If you want to see if your customers are reading your copy, just look at their faces when they are reading it. If they are not engaged, their faces will tell the story. Animated videos (or “sketches”) are a great way to capture attention and keep it. They’re entertaining and, more importantly, they make it easy for people to retain the key points you are trying to communicate. People love to watch videos. They keep the message clear and simple. Often, when someone is struggling to understand something, they will turn to graphic (visual) representations rather than reading long documents or listening to audio presentations. Simplicity is one of the keys to effective communication. And many people say that video is the most effective communication tool on the web. If you have a complicated idea, product or service, consider using video to communicate it.

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Whiteboard Wall Quotes for July 2021

Whiteboard Wall Quotes for July 2021

July: A Month of Joy and Hope

The long, hot days of July tend to bring back nostalgic thoughts of years gone by when we had nothing to do but play outdoors with our friends. Now, however, July often just means more days spent with work and family duties. For adults, the joyful months of summer vacation from school are a thing of the past. But we can still reminisce about the good old days. The following quotes can help you consider the month of July from various perspectives, perhaps stir up some pleasant memories, and provide texts to post on your Whiteboard Wall for inspiration or writing topics for your home school children.

About the Love of July

1. “The Summer looks out from her brazen tower, through the flashing bars of July.”
– Francis Thompson (English poet and mystic)

2. “Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots, and gillyflowers.”
– Sara Coleridge (English author)

3. “July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when it’s a joy just to be alive. July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass. July is a blind date with summer.”
– Hal Borland (US author, journalist, and naturalist)

4. “In the old parts of Nice [France], the family tables are out in the cobbled streets so that you can’t drive past. They insist you join them at midnight on a hot July evening. So that’s just what you do, abandon the car.”
– Mary Quant (British fashion designer)

5. “I drifted into a summer nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicada lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.”
– Terri Guillemets (US quotation anthologist)

About July in Relation to Life

6. “But here I am in July, and why am I thinking about Christmas pudding? Probably because we always pine for what we do not have. The winter seems cozy and romantic in the hell of summer, but hot beaches and sunlight are what we yearn for all winter.”
– Joanna Franklin Bell (US writer)

7. “I always think I will get better in July. Things will change, and sounds won’t ache. It’s July, and I have hope in who I am becoming.”
― Charlotte Eriksson (Swedish author and songwriter)

8. “After living and working in Milan and Paris, I arrived in New York City 20 years ago, and I saw both the joys and the hardships of daily life. On July 28, 2006, I was very proud to become a citizen of the United States — the greatest privilege on planet Earth.”
– Melania Trump (former First Lady of the United States)

9. “We spent June and July in the Rockies, growing stronger, feeling feral in the untamed range of mountains.”
― Aspen Matis (US author)

10. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.”
– Rick Bass (US writer)

Humorous July Quotes

11. “Every July, I look forward to taping a Christmas show
– in July, in Nashville, in 98-degree weather. I love it.” – Larry the Cable Guy (US comedian)

12. “Being a traditionalist, I’m a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I’m already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left.”
– John Waters (US filmmaker)

Insights about July

13. “I have always had a certain aversion to heat. And for me, the name of the game on the stage is ‘beat the heat.’ It’s always July under the lights.” ― Bob Weir (US musician)

14. “Those who in July do wed, must labor for their daily bread. Married in July with flowers ablaze, bitter-sweet memories in after days.”
― New Zealand Proverb

15. “No one’s gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.”
– Earl Weaver (US baseball manager)

16. “July, that lovely hell, all velvet dresses and drapes stuffed into a hot little hole.”
– Laura Kasischke (US writer)

17. “July is high burglary season because so many people leave town.”
― Jean Chatzky (US Journalist)

18. “If ant hills are high in July, the coming winter will be hard.”
― US folklore

19. “There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.”
― Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (US civil rights leader)

20. “I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks for the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.”
― Ann Voskamp (Canadian author)

About the Fourth of July

21. “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”
– Erma Bombeck (US humorist)

22. “There are lots of emotions that go with the fourth of July.”
– Dan Harmon (US writer, producer, actor, and comedian)

23. “As a British person living in the USA, I keep a low profile on Independence Day, July 4th.”
― Steven Magee (British expert on radiation and human health)

24. “I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun.”
– James Lafferty (US actor, director, and producer)

25. “It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas.”
— Stephen Colbert (US comedian)

26. “When I was little I thought, isn’t it nice that everybody celebrates on my birthday? Because it’s July 4th.”
– Gloria Stuart (US actress, visual artist, and activist)


Does whiteboard paint really work?

Yes, it works, and the best quality whiteboard paint lasts longer than typical traditional whiteboards. Chemicals and some solvents in the pens used on whiteboards tend to break down the surface of a traditional whiteboard; thus, the dingy grey discoloration is usually seen within about three years. This causes the need for replacement which can be not only costly but adds more non-biodegradable trash to our landfills. ReMARKable Whiteboard Paint is completely impervious and, when properly maintained, has been reported to look and perform the same ten years later just as it did when originally properly installed.

ReMARKable Whiteboard Paint allows for expanded, seamless collaboration space not obtained by traditional whiteboards because of limitations in the size in which the material may be manufactured. Proper and easy preparation is key. You want your smooth surface to be sealed well with one of the suggested manufacturer’s base paints so that the quality whiteboard coating can be applied on top of the surface and perform optimally and not saturate down into an ill-prepared surface.

In summary, not only does whiteboard paint really work It actually has characteristics that are far more beneficial than the traditional framed whiteboard. Below are just a few.

Ease of Application

The components of our top-quality whiteboard coatings are far superior to those of our competitors, which is clear from the fact that our whiteboard paints require the application of just one coat to be usable, resulting in easy installation and a highly efficient dry time of just 48 hours.

Most other whiteboard paints come in two-part epoxy-based formulas that are high in toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can be extremely tricky for anyone but an expert painter to apply without problems. However, our premium dry erase products, which consist of an environmentally friendly two-part water-based formula, are simple for even novice painters to mix and install. Besides being easy to apply, if certain spots on your whiteboard painted surface were missed or not done completely during installation and need to be touched up, you’ll notice these areas in just 48 hours, and the repairs can be done right away. With other whiteboard paints, if you detect spots that need retouching, you’ll have to wait for an extra three to seven days for the surface to be useable after the spots are filled in.

Odor-free Markers

It’s best to use odorless or low-odor non-toxic dry erase markers on your quality whiteboard surfaces to ensure that your creative and informative gatherings are pleasant and comfortable experiences for everyone involved. Many people, especially young children and people with respiratory issues are sensitive to the strong chemical vapors given off by many types of dry erase markers, which typically contain a noxious blend of ingredients. One of these components, known as 2-Butanone, is especially hazardous for human health and Earth’s environment. The US Environmental Protection Agency advises that exposure to this compound can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation, and it has also been linked to liver, kidney, nerve, and lung disorders. In addition, research data coming from Princeton University reveals that 2-Butanone can affect the action of the brain, leading to headaches, dizziness, nausea, and even respiratory collapse.

So, for the health, comfort, and safety of your staff, family members, or anyone else who uses or is exposed to your whiteboard painted walls, it’s a good idea to stick with odor-free or low odor markers when writing or drawing.

No Graying of Surfaces

When dry erase markers are used on a standard whiteboard, the board usually looks okay for the first four to eight weeks. But it will soon begin to “ghost” or show gray areas on its surface, causing text and drawings to be hard to see and the board more difficult to use and maintain. This gray, shadowy appearance is caused by dry erase marker ink bleeding into a whiteboard’s surface, which can occur through the use of dirty erasers, the erasing of still-wet marker ink, the use of the wrong kind of marker or a low-quality whiteboard, the repeated heavy use of a whiteboard, or the habit of leaving writings or drawings on a whiteboard for a long period of time.

Antidotes are available to address this problem, but most require several tedious, time-wasting steps that are only short-term fixes and need to be repeated monthly, weekly, or even daily for the lifespan of a whiteboard, which is usually only one to five years. So, whiteboards that have begun to turn gray or ghost are only useable for a limited amount of time, and the process of cleaning the gray areas is slow and labor-intensive. For instance, whiteboard erasers can be thoroughly cleaned by brushing, beating, and vacuuming them; then the whiteboard can be wiped down with the cleaned erasers and a cloth soaked in whiteboard cleaning solution; and finally, the board can be coated with a special spray and allowed to dry before use.

However, these procedures are unnecessary with our high-quality whiteboard painted walls because the problem of ghosting never comes up. With their durable, wear-resistant, smudge-resistant finishes, our surfaces can be wiped clean with just a microfiber cloth and used continuously for ten or more years without needing to be replaced. In fact, all of our products come with a ten-year warranty assuring that they will not divide into layers, peel, crack, or “yellow” and will resist staining and fading when properly applied, cleaned, and maintained in accord with instructions and used with suitable dry erase markers.

Unlimited Space

One of the main features that make high-quality whiteboard walls different from traditional whiteboards is the immense surface areas they provide for writing, drawing, or random doodling, thus affording the chance to present details, images, and facts in a clearly visible format with limitless room for expression. Whiteboard painted walls can be as large or as small as you wish in your meeting room, office, classroom, conference room or other areas while conserving valuable space because they eliminate the need for standard whiteboards, which are typically 4’-5′ high x 6’-12′ wide and protrude about 1 ½ to two inches into a room. Thus, standard whiteboards consume a great deal of space but still have limited surface areas on which to express ideas and information and foster creativity. Whiteboard-painted dry-erase boards, by contrast, are high and wide, creating virtually unlimited prospects for use without taking up extra area in a room or hallway. When we’re indoors, walls are all around us, so why not take advantage of these unused spaces and bring them to life with top-quality whiteboard coatings, thus freeing up your mind and the minds of your staff to explore and create new ideas without limits?

Covering the walls of your home, office, clinic, or other areas with premium whiteboard paint allows you to renew and elevate your typical ways of thinking and working. By setting down your thoughts, dreams, proposals, and random creative insights on surfaces that are as vast as your ingenuity, you’ll find yourself operating in ways that you never imagined. The large open area of a whiteboard painted wall will liberate your psyche and encourage new ideas to take seed, germinate, and mature, whether they’re related to work, domestic activities, recreational pursuits, or other interests. Whiteboard walls have been found to enhance employee and student output, efficiency, and creative thinking in countless business and academic settings around the globe, and they’re certain to have the same effect on you and others in your school, home, office, or organization.

Cost-Effectiveness of Whiteboard Paint

Besides the immense areas they offer for writing, drawing, and doodling, another major quality that makes premium whiteboard surfaces superior to traditional whiteboards is their great cost-efficiency. Whiteboard painted surfaces are as large as the walls of your meeting room, office, clinic, gym, classroom, or other workspaces. However, traditional whiteboard boards are limited to specific dimensions, so you’re restricted with respect to how much writing and drawing surface you can install. Creating a bigger surface on which to work would require covering your walls with multiple whiteboards, which would be unattractive and costly, as the price of a standard 4′ x 6′ whiteboard can be as high as $200. Instead, with whiteboard paint, you can transform entire walls into whiteboard surfaces for a fraction of the cost and have great spaces on which to brainstorm ideas, create word lists, draw flow charts, make mind maps, and the like. This attribute of cost-effectiveness combined with massive areas on which to write and draw is highly appealing to business owners, directors of organizations, and heads of households, as they get practically unlimited chances for expressing creativity at a low price per square foot.

Also, the 48-hour dry time of our premium dry-erase coatings, the fastest on the market today, adds to their cost effectiveness, because it allows for a quick return to work and less time wasted in avoiding freshly painted walls or relocating an entire office while waiting to use a whiteboard coated surface.

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Clear Whiteboard Paint Tech Specs

Introduction: The clear and white versions of ReMARKable whiteboard paint are the finest products of their kind on the market today. However, our paints need to be handled, applied, and maintained according to our easy-to-follow instructions, or they will not look and function as they were designed to. Below are some recommendations on the application, storage, and maintenance of our clear whiteboard coating.


It’s strongly recommended that high-quality clear ReMARKable whiteboard paint be applied over our proprietary base paint/primer, which can be tinted with universal colorants to achieve any light or mid-toned color you like. It’s best to avoid darker colors for this purpose to allow your dry erase marker ink to be easily visible when you write or draw on the finished whiteboard surface. Our clear coating may also be applied over base coats comprised of water-based enamels with a satin or eggshell finish, but it’s necessary to avoid paints containing additives such as flow modifiers, antimicrobial agents, polyvinyl acetate (PVA), and several other chemicals that are presented in item four of our official website’s FAQ section titled “How do I prepare my surface before applying ReMARKable?” These compounds can adversely react with our coating, resulting in bubbling and other problems that can impact the durability, erasability, and appearance of your finished whiteboard surface. Our experienced customer support team can also provide you with up-to-date information on water-based enamel products that are free of these additives and so would be safe to use as base coats with our whiteboard paint.

If you’re not sure what type of paint is currently on your wall, it’s not advisable to engage in guesswork but instead, apply our tintable base paint/primer as a base coat under our clear coating. In this way, you can be assured that your finished surface will be free of issues caused by adverse interactions with other paints since our base paint/primer was specifically formulated to work in synch with our high-end whiteboard coatings.


It’s recommended that you remove dry erase marker ink from your whiteboard-coated wall with a microfiber cloth, mitt, or towel. Using standard whiteboard erasers to clean off your wall can leave ink on the surface because such erasers tend to accumulate ink within the slits in their felt surface, so rubbing your whiteboard wall with these kinds of erasers just spreads the accumulated ink around on the surface instead of removing it.

Mild soap and water will work for cleaning your whiteboard painted wall; however, to completely avoid any soap residue from remaining on the surface, using a good-quality eco-friendly cleaner specially formulated for whiteboard coatings is highly recommended. Spray a small amount of the cleaner on any stained areas you find and wipe the surface down with the microfiber cloth or mitt, followed by a water-dampened cloth. Then dry the surface thoroughly with a second microfiber cloth.

Household and industrial cleaning products such as abrasive pads, textured paper towels, cleaners with ammonia or bleach, or any other strong liquids or coarse materials can damage the whiteboard-coated surface and make it hard to write on and erase.

Following the maintenance steps above will help to keep your whiteboard surface spotless and easy to use during its entire lifespan of ten-plus years.


Rolled On
Use a smooth, high-quality microfiber roller cover with a 1/4” or 3/8” nap to apply our premium whiteboard coating. Before starting to mix the two parts of the whiteboard paint for your application, carefully wrap the roller cover with masking tape in a spiral motion from one end to the other, making sure to cover the entire roller sleeve. Then slowly remove the masking tape to pick up all the excess lint from the roller, thus helping to ensure a smooth lint-free finish for your whiteboard surface. After you mix parts A and B of the paint formula per the instructions contained in your paint kit and in an instructional video on our website, roll the coating onto the wall one section at a time in a vertical direction, overlapping each section a couple of inches, and cutting in with a two-inch foam paintbrush as you go. You have about 40 to 45 minutes to apply ReMARKable to the surface before the paint starts to cure, so you’ll need to plan well. Otherwise, the whiteboard paint will begin to thicken, quickly congeal and become unusable.


One gallon of our high-quality clear whiteboard paint covers approximately 400 square feet on smooth surfaces. Make sure to carefully measure the surface on which you plan to apply the paint because if your area turns out to be larger than the amount you purchased, and you try to “stretch” the paint beyond the square footage indicated on the container, you’ll experience difficulties with your finished whiteboard surface such as poor erasability and an irregular appearance. Thus, it’s crucial to apply the amount of whiteboard paint you have only to the square footage it’s meant to cover. If you purchased one of our 50-square-foot kits and try to cover a 60 square foot wall, you’ll run into problems. In such a case, it’s best to buy two 35-square-foot kits and apply the paint a little thicker.


While keeping the two parts of your whiteboard paint in storage before application, it’s important to keep in mind the temperature of the room where the paint is being held. Specifically, your paint should always be kept in a climate-controlled area, and the best place to store your whiteboard coating is in a cool, dry room that will never reach extremely hot or extremely cold temperatures. When the room temperature is too high or too low, the paint’s shelf life, the length of time during which the paint is still usable, may be affected. For instance, if your coating components are stored at below freezing (32°F) temperatures, the frigid air might cause them to gel or congeal, particularly after several periods of freezing and thawing. Alternatively, if the paint components are kept in extremely hot temperatures of higher than 110°F, skins or dry layers could form on the tops of the liquids, or the components might settle in the bottom of their containers and ultimately congeal over a period of time. It’s likely that your paint components will be exposed to such temperature extremes if you store them in your garage or tool shed, so choose a storage place indoors that you know will maintain a constant temperature within the ranges mentioned above.

In light of the above information, it’s good to remember the following ambient temperature guidelines to properly store parts A and B of your premium whiteboard paint.

Storing Temperature (Part A)
Part A of our top-quality whiteboard paint formula should be stored at a minimum temperature of seven degrees Centigrade or 44 degrees Fahrenheit and a maximum temperature of 25 degrees Centigrade or 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Storing Temperature (Part B)
Part B needs to be stored at a minimum temperature of 4.44 degrees Centigrade or 40 degrees Fahrenheit and a maximum temperature of 50 degrees Centigrade or 122 degrees Fahrenheit

Length of Storage
Original unopened containers of our whiteboard paint parts A and B may be stored for up to six months with no problem, but it’s important to check the expiration date on your containers because you may experience issues with your application, such as increased viscosity if the parts are mixed and you try to use the paint beyond its suggested shelf life.


The term “pot life” refers to the time during which coatings or paints with multiple components are still in a free-flowing state and can be effectively applied to a surface. This period begins when the components are completely blended and ends when the paint or coating has congealed and can no longer be used. Open mixed containers of our whiteboard paint have a pot life of around 45 minutes, so right after parts A and B are mixed for three minutes, you’ll need to begin applying the paint immediately and be done with the job within that time period. If you abide by this timing and apply the whiteboard paint according to instructions, your top-quality whiteboard surface will possess the superior durability and easy writability, and erasability that it’s designed to have. On the other hand, if you exceed the coating’s specified 40-45 pot life and keep applying the product, the resulting surface will have decreased durability, writability, and erasability, and you’ll probably need to sand down your surface and recoat.

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April is a time of transition, a period of renewal and rebirth in the world of nature, coming when winter has just ended and spring is just beginning. For many writers, the month is a symbol of youth, freshness, and promise. However, for others, April brings back old memories and triggers nostalgia about the past. April is also an action-packed month, starting with the prankster’s holiday, All Fools’ Day followed by the moveable feast of Easter, and the major annual event known as Earth Day, which is celebrated worldwide on April 22 to show support for environmental conservation. What’s more, April is the month when spring really starts to gain momentum in many places – and for most people, that’s reason enough to be happy.

One way to welcome the arrival of spring is to post uplifting quotes about April on your whiteboard-coated wall. Doing so can provide you with constant reminders of the season’s refreshing weather and the rebirth of plant and animal life that’s happening all around you. Such positive messages have been shown to produce a beneficial effect on people’s feelings and attitudes. As media psychology expert and communications consultant, Scott Sobel says, human beings are by nature hopeful, so they seek inspiration from role models and their observations on life: “Leaders and their words – inspirational quotes – affect us on a primal level.” And this is one reason that these expressions are passed down through the generations.

Words from acknowledged leaders in business, politics, the arts, and other fields may also hold more power because we assume that people in public roles must be capable, intelligent, or otherwise special to have attained these positions, thus making their messages more compelling.

Sometimes the simplest inspirational phrase can prompt us to think more deeply or motivate us to keep striving to reach our goals. But if we just read a quote, appreciate its message, then immediately forget what we’ve read and go about living our lives as usual, there’s no point in reading anything “helpful.” Thus, to avoid forgetting motivational quotes, you can post them on your whiteboard wall, whose vast canvas will accommodate large lettering that will help make the texts easier to remember. Once you’ve read the quotes for the month of April listed below, you can keep them in mind by writing them in easily seen areas of your wall to help you go through the month with greater focus on your life goals, and feel more encouraged to face daily challenges. Reading the quotes, pondering their meaning, and putting them into action to improve your life and attitude are the greatest compliments you can pay to the authors and are beneficial to you as well.


“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ― William Shakespeare (world-renowned English playwright and poet), Sonnet XCVIII

“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.” ― Marty Rubin (US author)

“Spring starts in the middle of March but the month of April seems to be the prelude to the promised rebirth taking place in May.” — Rainne Mendoza (Asian-American copywriter and author)

“April does mean the ‘true’ arrival of spring, after all. Get outside, connect with nature, shake loose those final winter cobwebs from your mind and begin a new adventure.” – Julie K. Hage (US writer and blogger)

“There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; there is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.” — William Cullen Bryant (US poet, journalist, and editor)

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” — Hal Borland (US author, journalist and naturalist)

“April, pride of woodland ways, / Of glad days, / April, bringing hope of prime, / To the young flowers that beneath / Their bud sheath / Are guarded in their tender time.” — Remy Belleau (French Renaissance poet)

“The tantalizing scent transported me to a white, sandy beach lapped by a turquoise sea under a tropical sun. Lime and coconut were the getaway flavors my bakery customers needed in April, tax time.” — Judith Fertig (US cookbook author)

“It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation sign Aries or Leo, its home, for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy.” — Max Heindel (Danish-American astrologer and mystic)

“Elections should be held on April 16th, the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.” — Thomas Sowell (US economist)

“You will feel the intoxication if you live life very consciously in this beautiful, merry month of April.” — Summer Bacon (spiritual teacher)

April with its haunting joy, and swift-stinging tears, / Month of mist and music, and the old moon-madness, / Month of magic fluting, the spirit only hears. — Virna Sheard (Canadian poet and novelist)

Sang the sunrise on an amber morn — / Earth, be glad! An April day is born. / Winter’s done, and April’s in the skies, / Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes! — Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (Canadian poet and prose writer)

April will not fail to turn out as it should be, and as it generally is, one of the sweetest, dearest, loveliest months of the year. — Joseph Grimaldi (English actor, comedian, and dancer)

The coming of April heralds the time to plant seeds of magic and fill the heart and home with the joy of light and life.” — Lotuswulf Satyrhorn (US author)

Yes, April is a lovely, soul-inspiring, life-invigorating month. — Joseph Grimaldi (English actor, comedian, and dancer)

In April, the first soft, tender, delicate green of spring salutes the eye in every direction. — Joseph Grimaldi (English actor, comedian and dancer)

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks ‘Go.’” — Christopher Morley (US journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet), “John Mistletoe”


“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.” — Byron Caldwell Smith (19th century US author)

“Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length, the season of summer does come.” ― Thomas Carlyle (British historian, satirical writer, essayist, translator, philosopher, mathematician, and teacher)

“April again! The willow wands are yellow / Rose-red the brambles that the passing wind knows, / Comes a / robin’s note like the note of a ‘cello, / And across the valley, the calling of the crows, / April again!” — Virna Sheard (Canadian poet and novelist)

“A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew / A cloud, and a rainbow’s warning / Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue / An April day in the morning.” – Harriet Prescott Spofford (US writer of novels, poems and detective stories)

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill / You know how it is with an April day / When the sun is out and the wind is still / You’re one month on in the middle of May.” – Robert Frost (renowned US poet), “Two Tramps in Mud Time”

“The April winds are magical And thrill our tuneful frames The garden walks are passional To bachelors and dames.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (19th century US essayist and lecturer), ‘April’

“Again the blackbirds sings; the streams / Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams / And tremble in the April showers / The tassels of the maple flowers.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

“Rain soaks the earth, prompting growth and preparing the flowers of the season. And we find ourselves shedding our winter coats on the first warm spring day. This is April!” — Sharon Leah

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Whiteboard Coated Walls: Ideal for Social Distancing in the Classroom

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated K–12 school guidelines to reflect the latest research on the practice of physical distancing among students in classroom settings. The CDC now advises that the use of masks should remain universal and that elementary school students should maintain a safe distance of at least three feet from one another in the classroom, whether the COVID-19 transmission rate in their area is low, moderate, substantial, or high. In middle and high schools, the CDC recommends the same amount of distancing in classrooms with universal mask use, where community transmission is low, moderate, or substantial.


The CDC’s updated strategy is an important element in the agency’s attempt to help schools open and remain open for in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the use of whiteboard coated walls is one practical way to help in this effort. When writing or drawing on the vast surface of a whiteboard coated wall, the CDC’s guideline for students and teachers to stay at least three feet apart in the classroom setting is easy to follow. Through the use of top-quality ReMARKable whiteboard coating, you can create large enough writing and drawing areas for multiple people to use a coated wall at the same time while also maintaining the safe physical distances required during the period of COVID-19. “Social-distance approved” whiteboard coated walls allow several students at a time to use their virtually unlimited surfaces for working out math problems, brainstorming ideas for class writing assignments, drawing sketches of science projects, posting data on upcoming school events, and countless other activities.


In lieu of traditional framed whiteboards, which are costly, have small writing surfaces, are bulky to handle, and are hard to set up, the walls in your classroom can be easily coated with premium whiteboard paint for a low cost per square foot. And, if certain walls or parts of walls need to be left uncoated, you can transform the remaining parts into large whiteboard canvases. Either way, whiteboard paint will provide you with incredible flexibility in arranging your classroom writing areas. In addition, whiteboard-coated walls are ideal to use as projection screens, thus eliminating the need to employ a drop-down screen for video presentations. In this way, applying whiteboard paint to your walls allows you to customize the specific size and area on which you want to create a write-on surface and also permits future use of a projection device in the same area when necessary.


In the current period of uncertainty and unease in our society, students can become more easily distracted than usual while thinking about restrictions like the need to wear masks and practice social distancing instead of focusing on their school work. Under these circumstances, top-quality whiteboard coated walls offer a simple and effective way to hold a class’s attention because their large size and interactive nature spark original ideas and increased engagement in students and teachers alike.
Active listening is one of the most challenging skills for students to learn and also one of the hardest ways for human beings to recall and retain information. The process involves carefully absorbing what a speaker says, showing that the hearer is paying attention, and then giving feedback to clarify the message being conveyed. However, in a large classroom with many students, these steps are not always possible to follow, especially if students are feeling anxious and distracted due to the current social climate. For this reason, your class may find it challenging to listen with full attention, especially during a long lesson that has many new vocabulary words, fine points of math, or bits of historical data to absorb. At times, even shorter lessons may be hard for children to focus on because of distractions in the environment, such as noise caused by construction work or by other students talking.

This issue can be easily resolved through the use of top-quality whiteboard-coated walls. The large surface area available for writing and drawing on whiteboard walls makes it easy to write in large letters or images while a teacher is talking and thus hold students’ attention. On the much smaller surfaces of traditional whiteboards, teachers are always limited with respect to how big they can write or sketch. For this reason, students often have trouble seeing what’s being written or drawn right in front of their eyes, especially in large classrooms where children sitting in the back may have problems seeing all the way to the front. This can also be an issue for visually impaired students, who may have trouble grasping the contents of a lesson due to the small size of a teacher’s writings and drawings on a standard whiteboard.

These problems can all be prevented through the application of high-end whiteboard coating to the classroom walls, where students and teachers can interact and work together during lessons. The vast open surface of a whiteboard coated wall gives free rein to students’ and teachers’ imaginations as they continuously expand their thoughts and image-making abilities through writing and drawing. As a class progresses, and as teachers jot down text and graphics related to a lesson in large letters that everyone can see, students become more engaged and learn better than they would if a smaller surface like a standard whiteboard were used. Thus, by its nature, a whiteboard-coated wall causes everyone involved in a lesson to become more interested and eager to learn.


Besides enhancing the experience of writing and drawing, whiteboard coated walls also make it easy to convert standard classroom spaces into highly effective presentation platforms. The walls’ thick, durable coat of whiteboard paint provides a high-gloss surface that sharply captures images produced by a projector, thus making slide and video presentations more engaging and exciting for student audiences. Consequently, whiteboard coated walls save money by providing a first-rate alternative to conventional projection screens, which are costly, hard to handle and set up, and liable to deterioration over time, making it necessary to do regular repairs or buy periodic replacements. The cost of a high-performance, top-quality projection screen can vary from around $1,500 on up based on the size needed. So, in light of the great utility and long lifespan of a premium whiteboard coated wall, along with the cost-efficiency of getting a premium projection screen in the bargain, applying whiteboard paint in classrooms is a wise decision for any school district to make.


Besides a classroom’s walls, many other surfaces such as work tables, storage cabinets, shelves, doors, and students’ and teachers’ desks may also be made into writeable surfaces through the creative application of our premium whiteboard coating. In this way, an entire classroom space can become an “educational zone” to use for writing and drawing that inspires students to use their imaginations by freely expressing their creative thoughts and images. With an entire classroom serving as a space for instructional use and interaction, there’s no need to install messy chalkboards or traditional stain-prone framed whiteboards, no need to pay a hefty fee to have them installed or to move your belongings to have them replaced.

Our high-quality whiteboard coating consists of two separate parts. All you need to do is mix them together according to the manufacturer’s instructions and apply the mixture to the walls and any other items in your classroom that you wish to transform into durable writing surfaces that will last for ten-plus years with normal use and maintenance.

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How Many Coats Of Dry-Erase Paint Should I Use?

The manufacturer’s instructions that come with most standard types of paint, such as interior and exterior latex house paint, state that it’s necessary to apply at least two coats of their products to a substrate to obtain the optimal results; namely, a completely opaque, uniformly colored, durable, and cleanable surface. Similarly, many dry-erase coating companies advise applying two layers of their products to get the best effect; that is, a long-lasting surface that is easily written on with dry-erase markers and readily erased with standard dry-erase erasers or cloths. However, with ReMARKable dry erase paint, only one coat is required to obtain a highly resilient, impermeable, and easily written on and erased dry-erase surface that will last for ten or more years of regular use before needing to be replaced.


In contrast, depending on the hue and condition of the surface to be painted, one coat of any standard type of paint is almost never sufficient to provide complete coverage because the color of the substrate tends to seep through the topcoat and thus negatively affect the appearance of the surface tone. This is especially true when the material to be painted on is a substance like wood or metal or when the base paint is of a darker shade than the paint being used for the topcoat because one layer of a lighter-colored product will never thoroughly conceal a darker colored substrate.


Also, in many cases, customers desire a cleanable painted surface, and a single coat of standard paint is hard to clean off effectively because these types of paints are easily absorbed into porous or permeable substrates, causing a spotty or irregular look when the surface is cleaned. On the other hand, when a second coat of paint is applied, a kind of seal or barrier is produced, making it easier to wipe off small soiled areas and to thoroughly clean the entire surface when necessary.


Marks, nicks, and scratches can easily penetrate a single layer of regular paint, creating the need for frequent touch-ups and costing an individual or a company extra expense in time, energy, and money over the long term. The reason for this situation is that a coat of dry standard paint is permeated with countless microscopic pinholes that cause the surface to be porous and absorbent, thus allowing it to be more susceptible to dirt, staining, and untimely wear and tear. However, when two layers of paint are applied to a substrate, the chances of the pinholes lining up perfectly and causing such problems are significantly reduced.


With most brands of dry-erase coating on the market, whether epoxy- or non-epoxy-based, the same basic type of prep work is needed before application, including the creation of a completely smooth, blemish-free surface and the use of two or more coats of an appropriate base paint whose chemical composition is compatible with that of the coating. However, many less expensive dry-erase paints, especially those available at home-improvement stores and paint retailers, require the use of two top coats if the finished surface is to be easily written on and erased and is to look attractive. If two coats are not applied, ghosting, streaking, and smudging are likely to occur since more layers of coating are needed to adequately build up the chemical compounds that allow the finished surface to be effectively written on and cleaned off. As a result, the manufacturers’ instructions for these lower-priced brands state that two-coat applications are needed to create a properly functioning and good-looking dry-erase surface.

When customers think about covering a certain amount of area, they may feel that using one of these less expensive brands of dry-erase will save them money. However, when they contact our customer service staff, who are also professional dry-erase coating installers, they come to learn that both the clear and white versions of our product require only a one-coat application to be completely usable, so it’s more cost-effective in the long run. This is so because, with the other coatings, the customers would need to buy twice as much material to cover the same amount of area and spend twice as much time and energy applying the products to get results like those obtained with a single layer of our product.


Our industrial-grade product requires just a one-coat application. When applied according to instructions, the high-quality chemical agents in our coating’s formula, which is designed to produce easy writability and erasability, are plentiful enough so that only one coat has to be used on a given surface. And only in certain exceptional cases would a second coat be needed; for example, (1) if certain areas were missed or the coating was applied too thinly during the initial application; (2) if someone wrote on the coated surface with a permanent marker or another unsuitable type of marker; or (3) if the first coat were written or drawn on before it had enough time to thoroughly dry. With other brands of dry-erase coating, applying only one layer will create a surface that’s difficult to erase and is prone to smudging, streaking, and ghosting. In other words, it will be hard to get any writing or drawing completely off of the wall. Thus, these brands require multiple applications to build up a sufficient amount of the chemical compounds in their formulas that allow them to be written on and erased without problems.

As previously mentioned, standard types of paint such as interior or exterior house paint require two coats to be applied to produce a smooth and fully covered or opaque surface. If only a single thick coat is rolled on, you may cover a wall completely, but the result will be a textured surface, and this is not desirable, especially when a dry-erase coating is to be applied on top of it. In contrast, our product is actually a type of high-end coating and not a paint, so unlike ordinary paint formulations, it is not absorbed into a substrate but sits on top of it and has the capacity to transform a properly base-coated surface into a dry-erase that’s opaque, stain-resistant, and impermeable, and has superior writing and dry erase capabilities.

Other brands of dry-erase coating generally require a two-layer application to achieve the same effect you would get with one coat of our product, so with these other products, people have to buy twice as much material and pay a paint contractor twice as much money for the time needed to do a proper application. More specifically, even if another brand of dry-erase coating is less expensive than our product, a customer would have to spend at least one-and-a-half times as much money for the product and for the labor required to install it. In addition, the other brands of dry-erase call for at least a 24-hour waiting period between application of the first and second coats, thus creating an added burden for the customer in terms of time spent waiting instead of doing business or carrying out other activities. Yet another benefit of our high-end dry-erase coatings is that they’re backed up by our experienced customer service representatives, who are also professional coating installers and can explain in minute detail how our superior products are able to function at a high level for ten-plus years with just a one-coat application.

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Features and Advantages of Quality Whiteboard Paint


High-quality waterborne whiteboard paint is manufactured using the utmost quality production methods and ingredients and is 100% environmentally responsible. Being low odor and extremely low in toxic chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), our coating is recognized as compliant with the guidelines of the green accreditation system Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which certifies buildings and communities with respect to energy efficiency, water conservation, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, enhanced quality of indoor environments, conservation of resources, and awareness of their global impact.


Quality whiteboard paint dries in just 48 hours, while most low-end epoxy-based whiteboard coatings take from four to seven days to dry. This brief drying period assures you of returning to your regular duties in an efficient, time-conserving manner while enjoying the benefits of working on a large, highly durable, easily erased whiteboard surface for many years. The extended dry times of many of our competitors’ whiteboard coatings are caused by the nature of their ingredients, which besides being slow to dry, can be extremely hazardous to human and environmental health, containing a wide variety of VOCs, which cause many problems for both our planet and its inhabitants. As stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), VOCs are chemicals released as gases from certain types of liquid and solid substances. Unfortunately, VOCs are essential ingredients in many of today’s common household and commercial products, such as low-end whiteboard coatings, so they’re among the most difficult pollutants to escape from in daily life. Recognizing this fact, our company has made a concerted effort to substantially minimize VOCs from the formulas of our quality whiteboard paints, thus creating quick dry times and improving their environmental footprint.


The most important factor to think about when purchasing a whiteboard paint product is how well it erases after application, especially over many years of regular use. In the case of our high-end whiteboard paints, coated surfaces can always be erased cleanly and wiped off easily without the need for herculean scrubbing. Thus, when installed properly, our whiteboard-coated walls will be maintenance-free for ten or more years of continuous use before having to be recoated. Our top-quality surfaces provide you with trouble-free long-term performance, a characteristic that’s the main selling point for anyone looking to purchase a whiteboard coating.


If you want to obtain a traditional whiteboard look for your whiteboard surface, choose our white coating, and for any other light to mid-toned color, go with the clear option. The white variety of our paint has the same high-quality components as our clear paint, except for the addition of the chemical titanium dioxide, which gives it its white appearance. Both our white and clear coatings work most effectively when applied over satin or semi-gloss latex paint as a base coat.


Low-end epoxy-based whiteboard paints can be harmful as their horrendous noxious fumes containing high levels of VOCs permeate the air during application and after, potentially causing queasiness, headaches, eye inflammation, and other health-related issues such as damage to internal organs. Our high-quality water-based whiteboard paints, on the other hand, contain extremely low levels of VOCs and are virtually odorless, making them much more beneficial to human well-being and the natural environment. So, while applying our paint and after installation, you won’t need to think about getting rid of or masking the foul smell of freshly painted surfaces in your environment. Also, whiteboard coatings are by nature a little tacky right after being applied, and the rapid dry times of our products lessen this problem as well.


ReMARKable, a top-quality whiteboard paint manufacturer, has teamed up with SmartMarker, producer of the smart dry erase marker sleeve. This is the ideal combination for a creative whiteboard surface that syncs to your favorite online broadcasts and apps such as Evernote, Dropbox, and Onenote. Help yourself and your team become more productive and creative by combining our premium whiteboard surfaces with smart dry erase marker sleeves. Your meetings, brainstorming sessions, and spur-of-the-moment group discussions can turn out to be more efficient and collaborative when you stream information and ideas in real-time to anyone in your office or around the globe. When you place a low-odor dry erase marker into a SmartMarker sleeve, you and your team can communicate together about anything you write or draw with any device you choose to use, thus making your group projects more effortless and efficient than ever.


High-end whiteboard paint manufacturers will ship their products directly to your front door. There’s no need to make a special order to a specialty paint supplier when purchasing our paints. You can get quality whiteboard paint delivered to you with free shipping in as little as one to two days by placing an order through our online store or by calling us at our toll-free number Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.


For a colored dry erase surface, ask for the clear coating option that allows you to stretch beyond the use of traditional framed whiteboards and provide limitless possibilities to present information and express creativity for everyone in your environment. The clear variety of our coating can be used on top of your existing light-colored or mid-toned wall paint to preserve the original décor and ambiance of your office, classroom, private home, clinic, restaurant, or other venue.


Low-grade whiteboard paints can be challenging to apply as they often require extremely precise mixing of epoxy resin with a hardener. With such paints, not measuring accurately and using the incorrect amounts of ingredients can lead to improper curing and a failed application. However, our high-grade, long-lasting whiteboard paint formulas are easy for even inexperienced painters to mix and install. All you need to do is gently stir the two-part formula according to the easy-to-follow instructions included with the products and apply the mixture to your surface by rolling it on with a high-grade microfiber roller for best results.


The finest whiteboard paint suppliers offer an industry-best ten-year quality warranty that protects you against any cracking, discoloration, delamination, fading, or staining of your whiteboard surface. We stand firmly behind all of our products, knowing that they are the highest quality and most reliable whiteboard paints obtainable today. The warranty ensures that you’ll be satisfied with your properly installed whiteboard surfaces or otherwise receive a full refund,


The finest whiteboard paint suppliers have nothing short of a world-class customer service team that’s available to support your product purchasing decisions and installation process every step of the way. You’ll be able to reach them via phone, email, or chat here on the website virtually any time of the day or night, as they supply their cell phone numbers to all of our clients. Our customer support reps are also seasoned installers with many years of experience in handling our paints, so their advice comes from real-world knowledge gained in the field and an intimate understanding of the science and high standards that go into manufacturing our premium coatings. Besides being knowledgeable, our representatives are also extremely patient and understanding when dealing with customers, so no matter how complex or simple the question is, they’re always willing to offer a concise, easy-to-understand answer. On the contrary, your average paint salesperson typically lacks any knowledge of how a whiteboard coating should be installed and used beyond the instructions provided with the product’s packaging.

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Things to Remember After Applying Whiteboard Paint

Once the recommended single layer of top-quality whiteboard coating has been installed, it’s important that you remember the following key points:
(1) possible application of a second layer of the coating (for special situations or future recoating)
(2) proper maintenance of the whiteboard-coated surface after it cures
(3) health and safety factors related to your finished whiteboard surface
(4) ten-year warranty that comes with each container of coating

By bearing this information in mind, you can ensure yourself a fruitful, trouble-free, and long-lasting relationship with your whiteboard-coated surface.


To achieve the best results, we recommend applying just a single layer of premium whiteboard coating after your surface is properly prepared. However, if you feel that a second coat is needed, wait until the first coat is completely dry to the touch (18-24 hours). If the second coat must happen after 24 hours, wait a full 48 hours, then lightly sand the already coated surface with 220-grit sandpaper. Next, apply another layer of coating after the sanded surface is wiped down, totally free of dust and debris, and completely dry. The importance of thoroughly cleaning the surface before recoating can’t be overemphasized. With coatings and paints, dust is the arch-enemy of the proper adhesion, and any trace of it on your surface before recoating may result in poor bonding to the substrate, an unsightly look, and difficulties with writing and erasing after the coating cures.


WhiteBoard Painted walls erase most easily when low-odor dry erase markers are used exclusively for writing and drawing, and a microfiber cloth or mitt is used for erasing. Also, when necessary, it’s recommended that a good-quality eco-friendly cleaner specially formulated for whiteboard coatings be used periodically to maintain your surface in the most pristine and functional condition. Spritz a small amount of the cleaner on any stained areas you find and wipe the surface down with the microfiber cloth or mitt, followed by a water-dampened cloth. Then dry the surface thoroughly with another microfiber cloth, and you’re ready to write and draw to your heart’s content. Although premium whiteboard-coated walls are extremely durable and easy to write on and erase, periodic maintenance with a high-quality, specially formulated, whiteboard coatings cleaner will help to keep their surfaces spotless and easy to use during their entire lifespan of ten-plus years.

As mentioned, it’s important to only use a microfiber cloth and an environmentally friendly water-based cleaner to maintain your wall because harsh household or industrial cleaning products such as abrasive pads, textured paper towels, cleaners with ammonia or bleach, or any other strong liquids or coarse materials can damage the whiteboard-coated surface and make it hard to write on and erase. Also, avoid powerful abrasive movements when wiping off your whiteboard-coated wall. The impermeable nature of a premium whiteboard-coated surface allows for easy cleaning without the need for intense rubbing, as the Teflon-type sheen keeps ink from sinking in and generating stains. This being said, any scratches or tears produced in the coated surface due to overly aggressive rubbing will let dry erase marker ink seep through the surface and cause issues. So, it’s best to just mildly rub the surface with a clean microfiber cloth or mitt and the eco-friendly cleaner, and it will be ready for use in no time.


Both the clear and white varieties of premium water-based whiteboard coating contain fewer than five grams per liter of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), meaning that they emit virtually no harmful chemicals into the environment where they’re applied or into your lungs during and after application. Top-quality whiteboard coating is also free of highly toxic lead and asbestos. In contrast, the epoxy- and solvent-based whiteboard coatings produced by many of our competitors are chock full of toxic VOCs and therefore pose the risk of damage to the heart, liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. These whiteboard coatings may also cause dizziness, headaches, and other physical issues for anyone exposed to them, even long after application, as VOCs continue to be emitted for an indefinite period after a coating has cured.

Many kinds of VOCs, which are contained in a wide range of products, including low-end brands of whiteboard coating, are hazardous to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. VOCs are gases released into the atmosphere from products or processes, either human-generated or natural. Some are unsafe by themselves, including those that are carcinogenic. Additionally, after entering the air, VOCs may react with other gases to form dangerous pollutants. When applying low-quality epoxy- or solvent-based paints and whiteboard coatings, like many produced by other manufacturers, these gases are emitted and create highly toxic conditions during application and for years afterward. For this reason, it’s best to ensure the health and safety of your team, family members, and others by applying only quality whiteboard coatings, which are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility under the direction of experienced chemists and engineers. Our development team works tirelessly to create superior coatings and formulate new, environmentally friendly, highly durable, and cost-efficient products.

In fact, the high quality of our coatings was recently acknowledged by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a global rating method created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Due to their minimal VOC content and eco-friendly means of production, both the clear and white versions of the coating have been listed as being in accord with LEED’s strict standards for environmentally friendly building materials. When products such as our whiteboard coatings are recognized as LEED compliant, architects, designers, and contractors who choose to use them in building construction improve their chances of having the structures they build get the highly coveted LEED certification. In the case of our coatings, owners can be shown that the products are “low-emitting materials” that add only minimally to air pollution, so their use will help them earn points toward obtaining LEED Certification.


With proper application and maintenance, premium whiteboard-coated surfaces retain their excellent dry erase qualities for ten or more years of normal use before ever needing to be recoated. Moreover, both the clear and white versions of top-quality whiteboard coating are fully guaranteed not to crack, peel, stain, yellow, or fade during this period. We stand behind our coatings 100%, knowing that they are the premium products of their kind available today. Thus, they come with a ten-year warranty on quality from the time of shipment to protect clients against problems with durability and ease of use. This fact allows customers to trust in the long-term value and dependability of the whiteboard coatings and to expect many years of trouble-free service.

The warranty assures that our coatings will not experience the above-mentioned issues when written and drawn on with good quality low-odor dry erase markers and properly applied, erased, and maintained in line with the manufacturer’s instructions that come with the application kits. Thus, to maintain the warranty, it’s essential that the coated surface be used according to its guidelines with respect to normal use, periodic maintenance, and general care. In this way, the whiteboard-coated surface will remain new-looking and fully functional for its whole lifetime.

The ability to include warranties with our coatings stems from our enduring reputation for eminence among the world’s whiteboard coating companies. This status is in turn based on many effective applications in a wide array of venues in the US and across the globe. The coatings are made with the highest quality ingredients in a leading-edge facility, under the direction of top-notch chemists and engineers, who apply strict standards to each batch of coating produced. Additionally, every lot of product is carefully tested by quality control experts before reaching the market, so we can guarantee that the coatings are entirely free of manufacturing flaws.



According to the western calendar, the first day of spring falls on the 20th of March, a month that usually feels quite chilly, so during March, we begin living in Springtime while feeling that winter has not yet ended. Many who write about the month examine this two-sided quality by describing variable aspects of nature like cold weather changing to warm then back to cold, flowers starting to bud then being covered with snow, and gray skies turning blue then back to gray in a single day. If only Mother Nature would arrange for more regular spring-like conditions throughout March, we’d all be happier. But, as many commentators note, the month’s weather is unpredictable, and hopes of spring are often dashed by a sudden return to winter.

However, despite its unpredictability, March can be seen as one of the cheeriest months of the year. Flowers and trees are budding, spring is on the way, and the major holiday, St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, offers a day-long party with no gifts and little stress. St. Patrick’s Day honors the Irish people and culture as well as a man who was not even Irish. St. Patrick, although born in Britain, came to embody Irish kindness, love, and wit through his devotion to Ireland and his work in freeing its people from paganism. Thus, he became an Irishman in spirit and was honored with a special day.

The first collection of quotes below relates to the qualities of March and its weather, as the authors describe the varied conditions that exist during the month from day to day or even in a single day. One writer compares the ups and downs of March to the variability of human life. Another describes March as “the month of expectation,” while yet another portrays it as both hopeful and frustrating. What are your feelings on the many-sided month of March? The second group of quotes relates to St. Patrick’s Day.

Hopefully, you’ll find pearls of wisdom, sources of inspiration, and touches of humor among these observations, which can be posted on your whiteboard wall to motivate you while working from home to provide a laugh, or to teach your children in the home school setting. According to psychologist and motivation expert Dr. Jonathan Fader, reading stimulating quotes can positively affect people who are open to upbeat messages that have strong images and appeal to their optimistic natures. So, to uplift your mood and help you think about aspects of your life that you might want to change, your whiteboard wall can serve as a posting area. Try regularly writing down three to seven of the quotes that best resonate with your work-from-home or home school goals and agenda. With any luck, you’ll get some food for thought, a touch of humor, and a bit of personal encouragement in the process.

On the Qualities of March and its Weather
“Here we stand in the no-man’s-land between winter and spring … in other words, March. Full of hope and frustration, March is tempestuous and teasing.” – Julie Hage (US writer and blogger)

“Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson (19th century US essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet)

“March is the Month of Expectation.
The things we do not know —
The Persons of prognostication
Are coming now.” ― Emily Dickinson (19th century US poet), March is the Month of Expectation.

“Only those with tenacity can march forward in March” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah (Ghanaian writer and a teacher)

“A windy March is lucky. Every pint of March dust brings a peck of September corn and a pound of October cotton.” — Julia Peterkin (Pulitzer Prize-winning US author)

“March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong.” — Caroline May (19th-century English-American poet, editor, and literary critic)

“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.” ― Hal Borland (US author, journalist, and naturalist)

“A light exists in Spring
Not present in the year at
Any other period
When March is scarcely here.” ― Emily Dickinson (19th century US poet)

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ― Charles Dickens (renowned 19th century English writer and social critic), Great Expectations.

“The stormy March has come at last, with winds and clouds and changing skies; I hear the rushing of the blast that through the snowy valley flies.” ― William C. Bryant (US poet and founder of the Republican Party)

“Earthquakes mean March. . .
The sun of this month cures all.
Therefore, old women say:
Let the sun of March shine on my daughter.”
― Anne Sexton (US poet), The Sermon of Twelve Acknowledgements.

“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.” ― Jean Hersey (US horticulturist and author)

“It was March. The days of March creeping gustily on like something that man couldn’t hinder and God wouldn’t hurry.” ― Enid Bagnold (British author and playwright)

“This is the perfume of March: rain, loam, feathers, mint.” ― Lisa Kleypas (US author of historical and contemporary romance novels)

“March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne (19th century English poet), March: An Ode

“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the spring.” ― Aldo Leopold (US author, philosopher, naturalist, scientist, and environmentalist)

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ― Lewis Grizzard (US writer and humorist)

“Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes; the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.” ― Ogden Nash (US poet known for his light verse)

“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” ― English Proverb


“The whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o’ March!” — Thomas Augustine Daly (Irish-American humorist, poet, and journalist)
“Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but if your name is Eisenhower, you’ve got to wear something green to show it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th President of the United States)

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” — Adrienne Cook (US columnist and public speaker)

“The list of Irish saints is past counting, but in it all, no other figure is as human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick.” — Stephen Gwynn (Irish journalist, biographer, author, poet, and politician)

Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or not, everyone has a little luck o’ the Irish in them. — Laura Sommers (US author), Best Traditional Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

“The Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in gratitude for the service he did them in bringing to the Irish their most priceless possession — the gift of faith.” — Therese Duffy (US educator)

“St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration filled with folklore, fantasy, food, and fun. From shamrocks and leprechauns to green food and drink, this is a holiday for all ages.” — Susanne Myers (US blogger), The Hillbilly Housewife, On St. Patrick’s Day Everyone Can Be Irish

“The Irish have gained a reputation over the centuries for being warm, kind, and hospitable. These characteristics are most in evidence at St. Patrick’s Day every year, when people of Irish descent organize parades and parties.” — Shannon Farrell (US television and film actress), St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

“May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.” – Traditional Irish Blessing

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