Q. IS IDEAPAINT PRO ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
A. IdeaPaint PRO is a low-emission paint, certified according to the stringent requirements of UL GREENGUARD Gold.
Q. ARE THERE ANY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED?
A. Yes. Gloves, safety glasses, and a NIOSH approved respirator are recommended when installing IdeaPaint PRO. The safety precautions outlined in IdeaPaint’s Safety Data Sheet, found at www.ideapaint.com/help, should be followed. PRO does have a high odor, so weekend installation and proper ventilation are recommended. Depending on the room’s ventilation, the odor will last for 12-24 hours after installation and will dissipate completely within 24 hours. Install when occupants are not present.
Q. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PREP A SURFACE FOR IDEAPAINT PRO APPLICATION?
A. For surface prep, repair any divots, scratches, or bumps on the wall so the surface is as smooth as possible. Because IdeaPaint is high gloss paint, surface imperfections can be magnified.
Q. SHOULD THE SURFACE BE PRIMED BEFORE APPLYING IDEAPAINT PRO?
A. Priming using one of our preferred primers is required prior to installing IdeaPaint PRO. Follow all manufacturer’s application and dry time instructions for the selected primer.
Q. WHAT PRIMER IS RECOMMENDED FOR IDEAPAINT PRO?
A. For most installations of IdeaPaint PRO, prime using one of our preferred primers, such as: IdeaPaint PRIMER, Sherwin-Williams Multi-Purpose Primer, PPG Seal Grip, Glidden Gripper Latex Primer or Kilz Premium Primer. Visit http://learn.ideapaint.com/preferred-products for a complete list of preferred primers. When installing IdeaPaint over a substrate other than drywall view our Substrate Specific Installation Guide, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. DOES IDEAPAINT PRO HAVE AN ODOR?
A. IdeaPaint PRO has a stronger odor than regular latex paint. Therefore, it is important to properly ventilate the space. Depending on the room’s ventilation, the odor will last for 12-24 hours after installation and will dissipate completely within 24 hours. Install when occupants are not present.