If you own a private preschool and would like to upgrade the facility's art room so that children are provided with a safe, functional and durable area to complete art projects, use the tips below to help you make improvements.
Laminate flooring is stain resistant and resilient to scuff marks or scratches. A laminate floor will provide children with a smooth, skid-proof surface to walk upon and if art supplies spill onto a laminate surface, materials can be swept or mopped up.
Laminate flooring can be cleaned with detergent that has been mixed with water and a laminate surface will be restored to its original state. When choosing flooring, pick a color or pattern that matches the furnishings in the room or opt for a neutral tone that will complement other items in the art room.
Washable paint that is non-toxic can be brushed or rolled across walls. If children often use crayons, markers, or poster paint when completing art projects, you will not need to worry about supplies permanently staining walls. A soft sponge and soapy water can be used to lift stains from walls and paint will not peel, crack, or fade. If you are going to paint the walls yourself, remove all of the furnishings from the room and lay some drop cloths across the laminate flooring that you had installed.
Use strips of tape to cover trim or details in the wall that you do not want to be exposed to paint. Use a wide paintbrush or roller to add one, even coat of paint to each wall. After the washable paint has dried, add another coat of paint to ensure that the walls have been covered sufficiently.
A thin, foam table protector can be used to cover the table that children sit around while they are completing art projects. A table protector has a washable surface and the foam cushioning will prevent marks from appearing on the surface of the table. If glue or paint spills while children are completing projects, time won't need to be spent trying to remove art supplies from a table's surface.
Before purchasing a table protector, measure the length and width of the table in the art room. After purchasing a protector, clean and dry the table's surface before lining the protector across the top of the table. A table protector that folds can be stored inside of the art room's closet when the protector is not being used.