For the Home - Dry Erase Paint and More

IdeaPaint increases productivity and creativity at the office, So why not get organized at home!


Ok, so IdeaPaint has increased your team’s creativity and productivity at the office, now it’s time to get organized at home. We all live busy lives especially organizing the kid’s activities, carpooling and appointments, it’s a scheduling nightmare. IdeaPaint along with thousands of customers have lived the benefit of using Dry Erase Paint in their homes to help coordinate activities and organize their busy lives. And don’t forget a place where the kids can express their own creativity.

Replace those Sticky Notes with Crayola Take Note! Dry Erase Paint


IdeaPaint and Crayola have teamed up to bring you the best, affordable and safest Dry Erase Paint made specifically for the home from two trusted brands. Crayola Take Note! There is no better time for you to give it a try in your kitchen, mudroom, playroom or home office – we are confident that you will find it useful for keeping the family informed of key appointments and schedules. Crayola Take Note! Clear comes in 20 or 40 SQ FT coverage and starts at $39.99.

Covering a larger area? Try IdeaPaint CREATE Dry Erase Paint, comes in both White or Clear and is just as easy to apply using a standard paint roller covering up to 200 SQ FT. No matter what your project is, IdeaPaint has the solution.

Stick Around with Magnetic Primer

Need a place to display your child's beautiful art treasures from school? IdeaPaint Magnetic Primer might be the answer – Apply our Magnetic Primer under your topcoat of latex paint or Dry Erase paint and give your refrigerator a break from housing all the artwork and A+ test grades.

Easy to Apply. Fun to Enjoy.


If you are a DIY’er or someone who is not intimidated by a paint roller, you can install our Crayola Take Note! Dry Erase Paint or IdeaPaint CREATE. We offer clear instructions as well as video installation guides below.

  • FAQ's
  • Video Instructions
  • White Dry Erase Instructions
  • Clear Dry Erase Instructions

Can I install this myself?

If you are a DIY'er or someone comfortable working with a paint roller than you should not have any issues installing Crayola Take Note! or IdeaPaint CREATE. Be sure to read all instructions before you begin and have everything you need ready and waiting.

What Colors do the dry erase paints come in?

The Crayola Take Note! Dry Erase Paint comes in clear only. This allows you to keep your room color scheme flowing while adding a clear dry erase coating. IdeaPaint CREATE comes in Clear and White. Installation instructions a slightly different for clear and white - be sure to check out the installation guides.

Can I paint over dry erase paint?

Absolutely, if you find you want to redecorate or decide you no longer need a whiteboard wall, you can just lightly sand the wall and paint over it using a good quality primer paint.

Can I use Dry Erase paint on furniture?

Both Crayola Take Note! and IdeaPaint CREATE can be painted on just about any smooth surface including wood, plastic, chalkboard, and aluminum.

Will it work if my walls are not smooth?

Due to our Dry Erase Paints high gloss nature, surface imperfections could be magnified. We recommend that you repair any scratches or bumps on the surface. Allow spackle to dry completely, sand smooth and wipe with a clean dry cloth. Then, prime using our primer paint or or one of our preferred primers and apply 2 coats of preferred high-quality latex paint in the color of your choosing. Base coat paint should have a semi-gloss or gloss finish.

How long do I have to wait before I apply the Clear Dry Erase Paint?

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 Crayola Take Note! Clear or IdeaPaint CREATE Clear.

Should the surface be primed before installing Clear dry erase paint?

IdeaPaint CREATE Clear and Crayola Take Note! Clear perform best over a latex base coat paint with an eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish. When applying over latex paint with these finishes, primer is not required. If the wall finish is matte or flat, apply 1 coat of preferred clear primer, such as IdeaPaint Clear Primer, Zinsser BIN Clear Primer, or Kilz Klear Primer. Allow primer to dry for 24 hours. Remember to follow all manufacturers' application instructions.

how soon after I paint can I write on the surface?

Clear Dry Erase paint will be ready in 7 days to write on. Both writing and erasing performance will improve as the paint surface ages, even after the initial cure period.