So you've been wondering whether to buy a Daily Orders weekly planning board and how well the liquid chalk writes on the glossy surface? Well, take a look at the video review I've done and see what you think. Please excuse the office. If anything, it just proves that I'm a busy mum who has to do these things at night when the kids are asleep :)
Watch the Video Here
I've reviewed three brands of liquid chalk marker in the video:
1. Liquid Chalk Pens by Texta
2. Rainbow Liquid Chalk
3. Uni Chalk Pens
Texta Liquid Chalk Review
To be honest, the Texta liquid chalk didn't impress me at all.
Each of the pens took quite a while to prime (pumping the pen on a flat surface to get the ink to come through the nib), and once primed, produced a watery ink that was not vibrant at all. Not a good look to supply these to my customers. Cranky customers with substandard products does not make a happy business owner! On the plus side, they did come in a nice presentation wallet.
Rainbow Liquid Chalk Review
The Rainbow Liquid Chalk Markers also come in a nice wallet, but are rather pricey. When trying to save time is a priority, priming the nib takes a good 1-2 minutes. This doesn't pass my test unfortunately. I'm all about getting things done efficiently and effectively.
The one big plus for the Rainbow Liquid Chalk Markers is the depth of their colour. Certainly compared to the Texta pen, they're streets ahead, but still have some wateriness and bleeding.
The Rainbow Liquid Chalk pens are really good if you want your message to stay for a long time, perhaps a menu board or an advertisement, but for something that will probably be wiped off after a week, it takes a lot of elbow grease to get it moving. Again, not so good for the busy household. They do have more colours in their range than what I've displayed here, but still, they aren't as bright as I would like them to be.
Uni Chalk Pens Review
After a lot of research, time (and money!!) I decided to use the Uni Chalk Pens, in blue, orange, yellow, pink and green. While I really wanted to include the purple colour, it just didn't stand out enough against the black. These chalk pens are easy to prime, write in a nice thin line to enable maximum use of the space provided, and are really vibrant colours.
Best of all, they wipe off easily, and that is important to me, because as we know, plans change all the time.
In short, I've done all the hard work to find the right pens for the job so you don't have to. The Uni Chalk Pens complement our Daily Orders weekly planning boards perfectly, and together, they'll have you organised in no time.
Here is a close up picture of the Uni Chalk Marker Pens in a better light, too.