Does anyone know of a paint that I can use to draw random designs on
walls but then comes off with little effort and without having to
repaint the walls?
The reason is I want to draw asian caligraphy on my walls in the living
room, but this is a rental apartment so I need something that is easily
erased when my lease is up. Thanks for any help.
Water colors may work for a few days, but my
college experience is that if you leave them
up on a cinderblock wall for a whole semester,
then the wall won't come totally clean. Even
with a scrub brush, and repeated bleaching.
Cost me a re-painting fee, that did. I still
don't understand why illustrations from the
monster manual (tm) aren't an extra value....
Crayola has a variety of paints and markers that are intended to be washed
off after use. Whether they stain if they stay up for a long period I
don't know. Worth a try, put a mark in an inconspicuous place and see if
it washes off in three months and if so you're probably good to go.
As the mother of two toddlers, I've had great luck removing tempera paint
from walls. And upholstery. And woodwork. And...
Try your local craft supply store. But also, be prepared to repaint the
walls, because the longer you leave something on a surface, the more likely
it is to permanently stain.
I see this is your first apartment. When your lease is up, you will
repaint for free for your lanlord, right. Or don`t mess with his walls.
He deserves, and demands, in your lease to get them back the way you
received them, clean and looking good. Buy a house or drawing paper,
geeze, your going to be a great tennant.
Be prepared to prime the entire wall, first, too, or the calligraphy stuff will
Check your lease. The landlord or his or her employs will need to come in to
fix plumbing, etc. sometimes, you know. It will likely be seen.
Why don't you just put up a big canvas and do it??
forget about using any liquid paint of any kind. most anything
(actually, everything) will leave a mark permanently on the
wall/sheetrock/etc. And, using painter's tape (blue, green. whatever)
is NO GOOD EITHER. after about a week, the adhesive becomes permanent
(like regular masking tape). The ONLY way to go is make some kind of
wall decals and use pins (like small safety pins) to stick things on
the wall. or, got to places such as
http://www.velocityartanddesign.com/blik.html , etc. (or just google
"removable wall decals" to find materials that you can use to do the
calligraphy/graphics you want)
Just buy some big-ass sheets of art board, paint them the same color as the
wall, and paint your designs on those. Then hang the boards on the wall in a
way that won't piss off the landlord. Without frames, they will pretty much
vanish to the casual glance.
Latex paint absorbs stains pretty easily. I would not put tempera or
any other paint on the wall. Pinning up a canvas or paper could be done
with minimal damage to the wall. I know of no paint the would be sure
to leave no residue or stain.
You also have to assume that the paint currently on the walls is the
cheapest bulk flat white paint the landlord can get away with. Even decals
designed to be removed are going to leave mark. I've seen super long
release tape, but its sick pea green in color.
The lease will always have a clause says what you can put on the walls and
how you can paint them. All of my leases stated only flat white paint and
small thin nail picture hangers.
I'm thinking some sort of folding Japanese screen you can take with you.
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