How To Put Up Whiteboard Paint

How To Put Up Whiteboard Paint

Applying Whiteboard Paint on any surface

It’s easier than you think to create a dry erase surface. Do it with Smart Whiteboard Paint.

Follow these instructions.

Measure Your Area

  • Measure your surface accurately making sure you’ve purchased enough paint
  • Each tin of Smart Whiteboard Paint is formulated to cover the recommended area – don’t stretch it


  • Cover the area around your surface with protective covering
  • Check and fill any holes or cracks on the surface (this will make the surface smooth enough to paint)
  • Sand your selected area


  • Apply 2 coats of white primer to your surface (3 if over magnetic paint plaster)
  • Please note: Ordinary emulsion / latex paint is not suitable as a primer
  • If painting Smart Whiteboard Paint in Clear, use a clear sealer if painting over any of the below surfaces
  • a new wood or composite material
  • a new porous or dry material such as plaster or concrete
  • over porous surfaces such as wallpaper
  • Use any roller/brush to apply the primer
  • Ensure the surface is clean and dry prior to painting
  • Drying time takes 2-4 hours between coats and 12 hours after the final coat has been applied
  • To apply you will need a new roller, a brush and a tray, as any contact with water or solvent will cause a reaction with Smart Whiteboard Paint. This will affect its performance.

All set ? Let’s go.
Turn your wall into a whiteboard with whiteboard paint


  • Pour all Part As into Part B (the number will depend on what tin size you have purchased)
  • Stir for 5 minutes using the stirring stick provided in your kit
  • Apply the paint in 1 metre sections within 1 hour of mixing, using the roller sleeve in your kit. Pass the roller over the entire surface 10 times to ensure a generous and even coating
  • Upon completion of each one metre section, examine the painted surface from three angles for any imperfections, missed spots or areas of uneven application. Apply more Smart Whiteboard Paint as required
  • Ensure each metre section has adequate Smart Whiteboard Paint to create a writing surface, before moving on to the next one metre section
  • Once the first one metre section is complete and has been inspected, move to the second section and repeat

Now it’s time to leave the surface to dry. Please note the ‘Ready to Use’ date, when users will be able to start writing on/wiping off the new Smart Surface.

Drying Time

  • Affix the ‘wet paint’ sign alongside your painted surface
  • Smart Whiteboard Paint will be touch dry after 5 hours and will be ready to use as a whiteboard surface after 7 days
  • The performance of Smart Whiteboard Paint will continue to improve over the first 30 days
  • For the first 14 days of use we recommend cleaning your surface daily
  • For best results, use Smarter Surfaces accessories or any high quality whiteboard accessories available from our store.

That’s it. Once you complete these steps you’ll have a full functioning whiteboard surface.

Check out our application video.

For more videos, you can check out the product videos from our customers to see how they are effective in actual use.

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