HOW TO INSTRUCTIONS

THE "BEFORE" PHOTO
MOUNTING TOOLS
ADD A TILT
MOUNTING INTO STUDS
SWITCH OPEN DIRECTION
TROUBLESHOOT

Snap a "Before" Photo of Your Space

Show off Before & After

Hack your satisfaction center of your brain. There's a reason why we all love that moment in a home renovation show.

Don't worry if its messy, the bigger the change the cooler the transformation!

Being able to look back at your before and after helps us get perspective, and is also just fun to show off. Give yourself that gift and show it off!

@SableFlow #SecretWhiteboard.

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Collect the Tools For the Job

Stud Finder: Locate a stud your wall

Electric Drill : Drive the included screws into the stud

Standard Tool Set: Every Home Needs One

--Screw Driver : Screw depth adjustments and to swap board open direction

--Hammer/Mallet: (If using drywall anchors) Start anchors into wall before drilling

--Pencil : Mark your screw locations

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IMPORTANT - To Make Sure Your Board Stays Open Flat

Tilt your Template (ever so slightly)

You're board will stay closed No-Problem, but to make sure it stays open and flat against the wall, give your template a TINY tilt towards your open direction so gravity encourages the board to stay open and flat. See Image

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Mount Your Board

Drill Into Wood Studs (Best Method)

Whenever possible: Drill and Mount Secret Whiteboard into Wood Studs for your safety and the boards. 

Watch this video for steps.

Switch the Open Direction of your Secret Whiteboard

Un-Screw the Keyholes Plates, Flip, and Re-Screw

Your Secret Whiteboard can be set up to open in either direction, simply switch the direction of the keyhole plates. Make sure both are pointing in the same direction so they can lock into your wall screws.

Troubleshoot a Board that Won't Stay Open

Sometimes some slight adjustments are needed for our Secret Whiteboard to work correctly. If not adjusted or remounted, the board can have trouble laying flat against the wall when open. 

This is usually because of

-wall texture

or

-that we did not mount it at an angle to encourage it to stay open.

The best way to avoid board issues is to mount it correctly with a slight tilt towards the open direction. But if this is happening, try the steps below

Adjust the depth of the wall screws

Some walls have a bit of texture and if the screws are too tight will cause the swinging face of the board to "bounce" back and not lie flat.

Try unscrewing them a tiny bit and remounting the board to see if that helps.

If it improves the situation, keep adjusting until resolved.

What does this mean?

Sometimes the angle that we drill the screws in causes a natural slant towards the closed position which makes it hard for the board to stay open.

Adjust the screws so there is a tiny slant to the board

So that the board leans (ever so slightly) towards the open direction - enough to encourage it to stay open, but small enough that it is not visible to the eye.

A Careful Adjustment

Adjusting the screw angles If the screws are installed into studs, you can slightly adjust the angle of the screws without removing them by tapping on them with a mallet ever so gently to adjust their angle

(top screw towards board open direction, bottom screw away from open direction). 

Note for Drywall- adjusting the screws if you used drywall anchors can weaken the anchor point - not recommended.

Sometimes You Just Need to Reset

Re-drill the mounting screws in a fresh location (above or below the existing spot) if the other methods above are not viable.-Making sure to follow the slant method in the video.