IdeaPaint Create - Clear

CREATE in any color! IdeaPaint CREATE Clear is an easy to install, environmentally friendly, dry erase (whiteboard) paint that creates a high-performance dry erase surface. IdeaPaint CREATE can be used to create a dry erase surface at work, school or home.

CREATE Clear dry erase paint can be applied over latex paint or over any smooth surface (ie. drywall, wood, chalkboards, whiteboards, glass, laminate, metal, furniture, desks, etc.). This allows for seamless integration of dry erase functionality into existing décors.

IdeaPaint dry erase paint may also be known as whiteboard paint, whiteboard wall paint, or dry erase wall paint. IdeaPaint dry erase paints are far superior to whiteboards and glassboards when compared in terms of their cost and performance.  See how IdeaPaint dry erase paint (whiteboard paint) compares to whiteboards.

Non-ghosting, non-staining: creates a high-performance, dry erase surface that erases cleanly every time so you don’t have to worry about dirty, stained walls

Keep your color: transparent paint allows you to transform any color wall into a high-performance dry erase surface

Easy to apply: Single coat roller application that anyone can apply

Better option than whiteboards: IdeaPaint offers better performance, value and aesthetics than whiteboards

  • Save More: A 50 Sq. Ft. kit of CREATE costs $225. To achieve the same 50 Sq. Ft. with whiteboards costs up to $900
  • Get More: Provides up to 4X+ more writing surface, compared to a standard 3’ x 4’ whiteboard
  • IdeaPaint is more durable and lasts longer than both whiteboards and competitive dry erase products. See a comparison: IdeaPaint vs. Whiteboards
  • A CLEAR, gloss, dry erase paint (whiteboard paint)
  • CREATE Clear can go over an existing wall color if the existing paint is clean and in good condition, has an eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish, and if it is one of our recommended base coat paints.
  • Commercial-grade performance
  • Any high-quality dry erase marker brand can be used. IdeaPaint brand markers are our recommendation
  • Low odor, low VOC, isocyanate-free formulation
  • Projection capable with a short-throw projector
  • Create is UL Greenguard Gold Certified, and is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities
  • Contributes to LEED Certification
  • 10-year limited warranty – We guarantee IdeaPaint CREATE will not crack, yellow or peel
  • Help Guide
  • 1 Can of This
  • 1 Can of That
  • 1 Stir Stick
  • Roller
  • Handy Can Opener

Please click on the links below for a variety of important documents around installation, prepping and use and care of your surfaces

What's The Difference Between IdeaPaint Create And Pro Products?

CREATE Clear and White are our commercial grade products that can be used for work, school and home applications. CREATE can be applied by any adult, anywhere and the space does not need to be vacated. CREATE is a low odor, low VOC, isocyanate free formulation. CREATE has a 10-year limited warranty. PRO Clear and White are our industrial grade products that are suited for the toughest and most demanding environments, such as schools, hospitals, and very high use conference rooms. PRO requires professional installation in unattended buildings. PRO has a lifetime limited warranty.

What Do I Need To Know In Order To Apply IdeaPaint Create Clear?

CREATE Clear can be installed successfully by anyone who is comfortable painting traditional latex paint. Before applying, refer to the IdeaPaint CREATE Clear installation instructions and video (above).

Please Note: CREATE Clear should not be applied over over oil or alkyd based top coats or primers. These will cause yellowing to occur.

CREATE CLEAR should be applied over a 100% acrylic top coat in an eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish. DO NOT apply CREATE Clear over top coats containing vinyl, oil or alkyd. To see approved top coat paints please see our preferred paints and primers list. If applying CREATE Clear over over any top coat not on our prefered paints and primers list or any top coat with a flat or matte finish, apply 1 coat of a recommended clear primer.

Can Create Clear Be Applied Over An Existing Wall Color?

CREATE Clear can go over an existing wall color if the existing paint is clean and in good condition, has an eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish, and if it is one of our recommended base coat paints. If the base coat paint is not one of our recommended paints or the base coat finish is flat or matte, apply 1 coat of a recommended clear primer.  Performance and durability cannot be guaranteed if not.

What Surfaces Can I Use Ideapaint Create Clear On?

  • Chalkboard
  • Aluminum
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Any color semi gloss latex paint


WARNING: This product can expose you to Titanium dioxide which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer.