Create your own high-performance dry erase surface at school, in the office or your home with IdeaPaint Clear Dry Erase Paint. This clear paint can be applied over drywall and almost any properly prepared smooth surface to create a writing surface on your wall. It's the ideal choice for creating new surfaces on drywall, wood, glass, laminate, metal, furniture, desks and more. It features a non-ghosting, non-staining formula that's easy to apply and erases cleanly every time so you don't have to worry about dirty, stained walls.
IdeaPaint exists to inspire and encourage everyone to reach their creative and productive potential. Dedicated solely to dry erase and collaboration solutions, we are the most used and trusted dry erase brand with over 200k installations in 75+ countries. Our IdeaPaint dry erase paints and wallcoverings are the ultimate dry erase system, turning smooth surfaces into the ultimate dry erase canvas.
All IdeaPaint CLEAR installation instructions and videos, as well as all technical documents can be found at www.ideapaint.com/help. These instructions should be reviewed before applying IdeaPaint CLEAR.
IdeaPaint CLEAR cannot be tinted a custom color. IdeaPaint CLEAR is a transparent paint solution that can be applied to smooth surfaces of any color, seamlessly blending with any interior décor.
IdeaPaint CLEAR is an environmentally responsible coating that meets the stringent requirements of UL GREENGUARD Gold. A certied low-emission product, IdeaPaint CLEAR fully adheres to the VOC limits established by South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Yes. Rubber gloves and safety goggles are recommended. The safety precautions outlined in IdeaPaint’s Safety Data Sheet, found at www.ideapaint.com, should be followed.
Due to IdeaPaint’s high gloss nature, surface imperfections can be magnied. Repair any scratches or bumps on the surface. Allow spackle to dry completely. Sand, smooth and wipe witha clean dry cloth. For optimal performance a level 5 drywall nish is recommended. Prime using one of our preferred primers and apply 2 coats of 100% acrylic top coat in the colorof your choosing. Base coat paint should have a semi-gloss or gloss nish. Visit http://learn.ideapaint.com/preferred-products for a complete list of our preferred primers and base coat paints. Allow 24 hours to dry before applying IdeaPaint CLEAR.
Review the manufacturer’s instructions for the paint and follow their recommendations for applying a second coat. If there is no recommendation, wait 24 hours before applying IdeaPaint CLEAR.
IdeaPaint CLEAR performs best over a 100% acrylic top coat with a semi-gloss or gloss sheen. When applying over a 100% acrylic top coat with these nishes, primer is not required. If the wall nish is matte or at, apply semi-gloss or gloss 100% acrylic top coat. For a complete list of our preferred primers, visit www.ideapaint.com. Allow primer to dry for 24 hours. Remember—follow all manufacturers’ application instructions.
Yes. If the wall is a deep tint and is the sheen is unknown, apply 2 coats 0f 100% acrylic top coat paint. Allow 24 hours to dry before applying IdeaPaint CLEAR.
If applying IdeaPaint CLEAR over at or matte paint, apply 1 coat Semi-gloss or gloss 100% acrylic paint. Visit www.IdeaPaint.com for a complete list of preferred primers. When installing IdeaPaint CLEAR over a substrate other than drywall view our Substrate Specic Installation Guide.
IdeaPaint CLEAR is virtually odorless. It is still recommended to properly ventilate the space as is recommended when applying any traditional paint. Open windows, doors and HVAC system to 100% air exhaust to ventilate area and aid in curing and drying.
If you are looking for an IdeaPaint installer in your region, email us at email@example.com and we can recommend someone to you. IdeaPaint CLEAR does not require professional installation. The manufacturer’s 10 year limited material warranty is for registered IdeaPaint installation. Technical Training is included in the registration process and is required for installation of registered IdeaPaint products. Failure to obtain proper technical training prior to installation of IdeaPaint products will void the warranty.
IdeaPaint CLEAR can be installed successfully by anyone who is comfortable painting traditional latex paint. Before applying, refer to the IdeaPaint CLEAR installation instructions at www.ideapaint.com.
Each IdeaPaint CLEAR kit is backed by a 10-year limited warranty that guarantees IdeaPaint will not crack, yellow, or peel. This warranty is outlined in our Terms & Conditions. Remember that the writing and erasing performance of an IdeaPaint surface is prolonged with proper maintenance and upkeep, which can be found in our Use & Care Guide.
IdeaPaint never needs to be removed. If an IdeaPaint surface is no longer needed, paint over it similar to any painted wall. Lightly sand the surface, prime and then paint.
Clean IdeaPaint CLEAR from hands with soap and water. Clean any other surface by applying the acetone to a rag, then work the spill with the damp rag.
IdeaPaint CLEAR is ready to write on after 7 days. Both writing and erasing performance will improve as the IdeaPaint surface ages, even after the initial cure period.
Yes. The patch will be noticeably visible, but it will not affect writing performance. Touch up areas should be 1” by 1“ or smaller and should be completed during IdeaPaint’s 7 day cure time. Sand the trouble spot, wipe clean, and re-apply IdeaPaint CLEAR to the area by feathering it in with a 4” foam roller. If there are multiple spots that need to be repaired, it is recommended to recoat the entire surface. If your wall is damaged, contact IdeaPaint for further instruction.
Please click on the links below for a variety of important documents around installation, prepping and use and care of your surfaces.
Safety Data Sheets
Technical Data Sheets