How To Convert a Cork Board into a Whiteboard

The office or classroom setup wouldn't be complete without the quintessential boards that help us stay organized. Cork boards have been a traditional go-to for pinning up notes and photos, but whiteboards are quickly becoming the board of choice for those looking to keep track of tasks, jot down quick ideas, or conduct a team brainstorming session.

In this blog post, we'll delve into the differences between cork boards and whiteboards and discuss various ways you can convert a cork board into a whiteboard. Plus, we'll introduce you to Think Board's revolutionary whiteboard resurfacing sheets that make the conversion a breeze.

Cork Boards vs. Whiteboards

While cork boards and whiteboards are both useful tools for the home, office, and classroom, there are some key differences to consider. 

Pros and Cons

Before you choose which type of board to go with, let's break down the pros and cons.

Cork Boards

A cork board in a classroom


  • Eco-friendly
  • Good for pinning up visual materials
  • Inexpensive


  • Not suitable for dynamic updating or brainstorming
  • Lacks the modern aesthetic


The same cork board but now resurfaced with Think Board's peel-and-stick whiteboard sheet


  • Erasable
  • Dynamic
  • Encourages interactive brainstorming
  • Easy to clean
  • Modern aesthetic


  • Usually more expensive upfront

Why Whiteboards Might Be a Better Choice

While cork boards might be great for specific needs, such as displaying visual materials, they lack the dynamic, interactive quality that whiteboards offer. Whether it's a fast-paced brainstorming session or an agile project board that needs to be updated continuously, whiteboards give you the freedom and flexibility to adapt quickly. Plus, with technological advancements in whiteboard films and resurfacing options, concerns about "ghosting" or staining have been greatly reduced.

How To Convert Cork Boards or Bulletin Boards Into Whiteboards

Think Board Resurfacing Sheets

If you're looking for a hassle-free, high-quality solution, Think Board resurfacing sheets are the way to go. Our whiteboard films can be applied over walls, tables, desks, and yes, even cork boards. They are easy to install, and you can peel them off whenever you want to switch back to the cork board. Think Board's sheets are ghosting-resistant, highly durable, and provide a superior writing experience.

Paint It

One way to convert a cork board into a whiteboard is by using whiteboard paint. This is an effective but somewhat permanent way to make the switch. Once you apply the paint, your cork board loses its original purpose. The process can also be a bit time-consuming as you have to wait for the paint to dry completely before you can use the board as a whiteboard.

Stick-On Whiteboard Sheets

You can purchase stick-on whiteboard sheets that adhere directly to the cork board. However, not all stick-on sheets are of high quality, and poor-quality ones can cause ghosting and are not easy to erase.

Why Choose Think Board's Resurfacing Sheets

  • Ease of Installation: No need for professionals. Do it yourself easily.
  • High Quality: Our films are top-of-the-line, offering smooth, easy writing and erasing.
  • Versatility: The films can be applied to various surfaces, not just cork boards.
  • Temporary or Permanent: You have the flexibility to make your conversion temporary or permanent.

Choose Think Board for All Your Whiteboard Needs

Converting a cork board to a whiteboard doesn't have to be a complicated task, especially if you choose Think Board resurfacing sheets for your project. Not only are they easy to install and of high quality, but they are also a sustainable choice that can breathe new life into old, worn-out boards of any kind.

We at Think Board have successfully helped schools, offices, and various institutions in making their spaces more modern, dynamic, and interactive with our range of whiteboard solutions. So for projects like this or any other whiteboard-related needs, Think Board is the go-to option for high-quality, efficient solutions.

Transform your cork board into a more interactive, modern space with Think Board today!

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