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How To Use Dry Erase Paint - page 2
Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint provides the user with the usefulness of dry erase board and the ability to customize the shape. With a little imagination, time and tape and you can create a one-of-a-kind dry erase board, but with paint.
Carefully remove the tape.
When the final coat was almost dry I removed the painter's tape. FrogTape® removes better than any other tape I have tried and leaves a good looking sharp line. To avoid lifting the new paint I pull the tape off slowly, pulling it at a sharp angle back over itself. The photo shows the technique used. It is possible for the paint to form a solid layer or bridge from the wall to the tape if the paint is too dry. It has been my experience if I remove the tape soon after the final coat the bridge does not form and the new paint is less likely to peel up with the tape. Going slow is important, a sudden pull on the tape will increase the chances of peeling up the new paint. If the new paint is pulling up it can be scored at the tape's edge with a sharp knife or razor blade.
As stated earlier I did not plan on washing the brush and roller so they were thrown away. I did wash the tray used with the roller. It cleaned up using just soap and water. If the paint begins to harden because of the limited working time it may not wash out of the tools as expected. You might consider this when deciding what kind of brushes and rollers to use. No need to ruin a good brush if a disposable foam brush will work. Roller trays could also be lined with aluminum foil, Glad® ClingWrap or plastic.
Wait at least two days.
The dry erase wall paint needs at least two days to fully cure and harden to a writeable surface. Once cured it is ready to be written and drawn on with dry erase markers. Erasing should be done with lint-free cloths or dry erase marker erasers. If the marker ink is not fully removed dry erase cleaner or some household cleaners can be used to fully clean the painted surface. Abrasive cleaners or pads should not be used to clean the surface. In some reviews people reported certain types and brands of markers performed better than others. Testing the dry erase painted surface by using and cleaning an assortment of markers might be helpful to see what will work best.
Can the dry erase paint be repainted or painted with regular paint?
Yes, but it will need to be sanded to remove the gloss. If renewing the surface again with a fresh coat of the dry erase paint just sand the old paint with 120 to 150 grit sandpaper, remove the dust and repaint. If the needs of the space has changed and you want to paint over the dry erase paint with regular wall paint you will need to sand to remove the gloss and give the new paint an optimum surface with which to bond. After sanding and dusting apply a coat of an acrylic bonding primer. Allow the primer to dry completely and then repaint with the wall paint.
The technical data sheet for Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint, Product No. 241140 can be read by viewing a pdf at TDS - Dry Erase Paint. If this link has changed or you have questions please contact the painted surface at CONTACT US.
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