KEY INSTALLATION TIPS & TRICKS

Ready to apply IdeaPaint Dry Erase or Magnetic products? You’ll want to closely review our complete installation instructions.

Still researching and deciding which IdeaPaint products best fit your needs? Take a look at these key installation tips and tricks.

CREATE Dry Erase Paint

  • Available finishes: White or Clear
  • Low odor, low VOC, UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified, Contributes to LEED Certification
  • Can be installed successfully by anyone who is comfortable painting traditional latex paint
  • Do not stretch paint beyond surface area indicated on the box (50, 100 or 200 sq. ft.)
  • Painting over a matte or flat finish or changing the color of your wall? Refer to our list of preferred primers and basecoat paints.
  • Apply the product 50 sq. ft. at a time using a two “wet layer” process and enclosed roller cover

PRO Dry Erase Paint

  • Available colors: White, Light Gray and White Sand
  • Requires professional installation
  • Do not stretch paint beyond surface area indicated on the box (50 sq. ft.)
  • Apply only in unoccupied spaces (i.e., over the weekend or in new construction)
  • Wear protective eye wear, gloves and a NIOSH-rated respirator
  • Apply in 2-3 foot sections using enclosed roller cover; maintain a wet edge and back roll each section to avoid roller marks

Magnetic Primer

  • Powerful, highly versatile magnetic primer
  • Stir thoroughly for 3-5 minutes prior to application to ensure smooth, even consistency
  • For best results, use a 3/8” nap synthetic roller
  • Roll on in 3 heavy, wet on wet coats, achieving wet mils of 5-6 mils
  • Wait 3 hours, then apply 1 coat of premium acrylic primer/sealer to hide color before top-coating with latex paint or IdeaPaint Dry Erase Paint

PULL Magnetic Wallcovering

  • Industrial-grade magnetic wallcovering
  • Requires installation by a professional wallcovering expert
  • Measure and cut wallcovering to correct ceiling height, while cutting out around power outlets, light switches and doorways
  • Apply adhesive onto the wall over a width of two panels
  • Hang wallcovering panels dark gray side down (so the white side faces out)
  • Allow adhesive to dry completely for 12-24 hours overnight before priming