Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 47
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kaity Great Product! Don't trust the bad reviews!
I bought this product with great apprehension due to the poor reviews it received. I really wanted a HUGE whiteboard on my wall but did not want to pay $250. So I had an expectation that this paint would not work. Well, I went to Home Depot and bought 2 kits so I had enough for my 90 sq. ft wall. This is how I SUCCESSFULLY created my 90 sq. ft white board for only $20.
1. I prepped wall first by sanding down the bumps in the paint. Then I applied plaster to the dents and holes. I sanded those down and washed away dust with a semi-wet sponge. Finally I painted a single coat of latex primer and sanded the wall down for the final time. After using the sponge to pick up left over dust again, I was ready to paint.
2. I shook both cans and mixed them together for about a minute, as instructed on the box. It was quite watery but I had the smooth dense foam roller so I was fine.
3. I began painting quickly because I only had one hour (I found that the time restraint is off. I used the paint after well over an hour and was fine). So I finished the first coat and had enough for a second coat with that single can of paint. Now remember: my wall was more that 90 sq. ft so i was very surprised. I finished that coat and had paint remaining after that!! It was not enough for a 3rd coat but I had enough to paint my bedroom door!
4. So I got 2 coats on my bedroom wall and 1 thick coat on my door.
5. I didn't even wait the 3 days until I tested it out! I made a line on my door with a red dry erase marker and it wiped off perfectly! I didn't even prep my door! Then I tried my wall and it erased right off. So happy!!!!
6. I haven't tried keeping my lines on the board for too long so I cannot say if that will come right off. I have noticed that there is a tint of red around that area after I erase but a little scrub with my finger takes that off!
I am not only pleased that it works well, but also that I got a 90 sq. ft wall AND a door out of a SINGLE can of dry-erase paint. Thank you Rust Oleum!
May 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KArgy Worked well in Office Application. Kid's Rooms are next!
Need to mix in thirds and apply thinly with 3 coats, an hour apart to keep from running. i.e. Do this vs. the instructions. Other than that it works great!
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PoorCollegeStudent Fully satisfied
I'm a pretty cheap and broke college student so I was hesitant in paying $20 but it was all worth it. Every time someone comes over people love to draw on it. I used 3 coats but there was enough paint to paint a large section of my bedroom wall, some in my sister's room and there was 1/3 of the paint left over(which sadly went to waste because you have to use all of it in less than an hour and I was way too tired to paint anymore). I was super skeptical at first because it seemed so light at first but it definitely looked a lot better after the 3 days. The only problem I could see someone having is if your wall is textured. Mine's is very slightly but not enough to affect it but I could see it being hard to draw on a bumpy wall. Now when I need to remember something it's the first thing I look at when I wake up to because it's right in front of my bed.
June 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by student excellent deal
Honestly, for 20 dollars this product is wonderful. As a college student (engineering, so it GETS its use!), this product is one of the best investments I've ever made. However, if I was to do it over, I would have: A) sanded the wall, gradually increasing to a much finer grit to achieve a desirably smoother finish. B) used a more expensive (micro fiber) roller. C) stirred rather than shook the cans as it seems to have created bubbles in the final product. Overall though, I am very pleased with how this turned out. Additionally, I split the product into 4 parts, allowing the final two (total of 4 coats for a 3.5X4ft Area) coats to completely dry in between one another. I found that if I allowed it to dry as instructed, 30 mins or to touch, it was so tacky it stuck to the roller during the layering process (again this could've been the cheap, CHEAP roller's fault).One last note, apply VERY thin coats.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wyldstyle works perfect
I really don't understand why some people are having problems with it. I followed the directions and it works great! As long as you follow the directions, and use dry erase markers, it will work. It's actually a pretty cool product, and the kids love it!
April 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by unavailable Worked Perfect for the Value
Product works great. Do your homework regarding the manufacture dates on the can to ensure the product is not outdated. Used several different types of dry erase pens and they all work great and remove easily.
April 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Schwerve Doesn't work
I followed the directions to a tee....The results were poor at best. Using a dry erase marker, the marks do not erase with a dry towel, or wet towel. Now I have to sand the whole surface down and re-finish it. 2 major complaints (other than it doesn't work). According to the directions, once mixed, the product must be applied within 1 hour of mixing. This is a problem since the product should dry at least 1/2 hour between coats and 2-3 coats minimum are required according to the directions. Do the math. Also, you have to combine the activator and the base for it to work, so if you are doing a small area the unused portion is wasted since it must be applied within 1 hour of mixing. Great concept, very poor execution. Save time, money and headache and just buy a dry erase board.
May 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Works amazingly well on metal but prime!
I made a couple of 22Ga mild steel white boards and then bought this product to cover them. Like the other reviews I found it thin so even after two coats within the time frame specified by the instructions (on the unprimed metal), you could see the metal here and there. So I got cocky and did a third coat after the setting time in the instructions had expired. This was a disaster as the dry erase totally failed whereas some spots on the sides of the bent metal which I missed - and had therefore got two coats - were fine. So I swallowed my pride and got another kit and did it all again (a project driven by domestic exigencies) with two more coats. And the boards are perfect. They are in fact way way better than all the whiteboards we have at our work in terms of erasing markers. So my view is that this is a great product if:
1. You prime your surface first.
2. You follow the instructions exactly and don't use it after the setting time is up.
3. You have enough stuff to coat to justify the cost. For my two 2'x3' metal sheets, one kit was more than I needed.
But if all else is done, the dry erase function continues, after a year in my house, to be as good as any dry erase board I've ever seen.
September 28, 2013