So you want to buy dry erase paint and add functionality to your office or classroom walls. That’s a great choice.
With a dry erase paint, like our Smart Whiteboard Paint, you can transform any smooth surface into a writable area in any size you choose.
Once you know your functionality, your next step is to buy some dry erase paint. But wait… Before you start, there are a few things you should consider before selecting a whiteboard paint. With so many different whiteboard paint products on the market, it is important to choose the product that best fits you. And one that’s safe and easy to apply.
Keep reading below and find out some of the things you should ask before you buy dry erase paint, plus the answers you need regarding our products.
Find Out the Manufacturer & Who Makes The Dry Erase Paint
One of the main things you need to consider before you buy dry erase paint is who manufactured your chosen product? Some of the questions you can consider asking are:
- Ask your shortlisted suppliers, do you make whiteboard paint or are you selling another company’s product?
- Where is the whiteboard paint made?
The Application Process Before You Buy Dry Erase Paint
Before you purchase any whiteboard paint, you need to make sure that the application process is something you are happy with. Some of the questions you need to ask are:
How many coats of dry erase paint do you need to apply?
Just like any paint, firstly prepare and prime the surface and then apply Smart Whiteboard Paint. It will be touch dry in 5 hours and ready to use in 7 days. Smart Whiteboard Paint is a one-coat system, which means once you have applied the primer you only need to apply one coat of whiteboard paint.
Do you need to apply a primer?
- How long does it take for the paint to cure?
- Does it need to be installed by a professional?
Our dry erase paint can be applied by anyone, just check out our step-by-step whiteboard paint application video.
Is Whiteboard Paint Eco-Friendly?
Many whiteboard paints, including Smarter Surfaces Whiteboard Paint, are eco-friendly and have certifications (like LEED and M1) to back up their claims.
It’s easy to claim a product is eco-friendly, but what does it actually mean? There are a few questions you should ask before purchasing to ensure the product is environmentally friendly and safe for you to apply:
Does the product contain isocyanates, which need special precautions and require full breathing apparatus to apply?
Make sure you read the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for both the whiteboard paint and the hardener. Manufacturers may not list all the dangers of using their product on their website, but they are required to list them in the MSDS. Check for warnings and precautions that need to be taken here.
Some products are for professional use only, which must clearly be stated in these sheets. Products that are labeled “for professional use only” may require breathing apparatus and special handling and are not for DIY users. Even professionals are advised not to use these products to help look after their health. In particular, products that contain isocyanates are extremely dangerous for your health and should be avoided at all costs.
Is the paint safe to use in offices or classrooms?
Can the paint be applied around people? Yes, Smart Whiteboard Paint is completely safe to apply around adults or children.
Does the product have low VOCs and is a low odor paint?
It is certified as an extremely low VOC and is a low odor product. Our dry erase paint also comes with a number of other certifications, including LEED, Fire, Indoor Air Comfort, and M1.
Is whiteboard paint safe to use?
This product is extremely safe to use as it does not release dust particles into the air. Many whiteboard paints contain isocyanates in their hardener which are unsafe for the public to use. Smarter Surfaces’ paints are completely free from isocyanates.
How Long Does Dry Erase Paint Last?
Dry erase paint should last you a long time. Smarter Surfaces Whiteboard Paint comes with a product guarantee of 10 years. This means you should expect perfect performance for at least 10 years, as long as you keep the surface clean and well maintained.
There are a few points you’ll want to ask to know how long your surface will last:
Does the product come with a guarantee? How long will it last?
In regards to Smart Whiteboard Paint, this product comes with a 10-year guarantee.
Is it non-ghosting?
It is made with a non-ghosting formula.
Is it high quality and made with premium components?
It is not made with any harsh or cheap chemicals which means it is very high quality. Choose a high-quality product. Choose Smart Whiteboard Paint.
Want to choose a high-quality whiteboard product for your surface? Then make sure to ask the right questions before you buy dry erase paint.
Have you any questions regarding our products? Book a free video consultation today. Talk to us about your goal and our experts will help you find the best product for you.