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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sarahr7 A little frustrating but end product is what i wanted!
I was super excited to try this out but after reading all the other negative product reviews I was a bit scared. I thought that paying extra for the other more expensive brand was not worth it so I decided to give it a try. I taped off the area where I wanted the board to be with blue tape and covered my floor with newspaper just in case of any spills (which turned out to be absolutely necessary). I then calculated how many coats I could apply with a 15-20 minute dry period before the 1 hour was up which is really important because apparently after 1 hour of mixing the paints it can no longer be applied! With that in mind, I mixed the paints and began applying it although to my surprise it was not like regular paint. It was VERY thin and dripped A LOT (so covering up the floor is a must). I also noticed that it appeared to be seeping through the blue tape that I had applied since it was so thin! After doing a few coats there were still some small spots that the paint didn't cover 100% although my hour was up and I couldn't apply any more layers. After I had allowed it to dry for about an hour I peeled off the tape and was horrified to see that the paint had went right through the tape and left a horrible mess on my walls! However, the paint under the tape was still wet as opposed to the paint outside the tape which was dry. I got to work with a sponge and some soapy water and I washed along the lines. The (wet) paint that was under the tape washed off while the (dried) paint outside the tape stayed untouched leaving me with the crisp lines I wanted. So in the end, I was able to clean up most of the paint that had seeped through the tape (only because it was still wet) and was left with a cool looking (and functional) whiteboard! Overall, if you are willing to put the time and effort into it, you can avoid paying for the more expensive (and probably better quality) brand. I love my whiteboard!
Tips: Cover everything nearby with tape and newspaper (the paint WILL drip)
Make sure you can get as many coats as you need before the 1 hour is up
Check under the tape after about an hour of applying your last coat & clean up the spills if need be before they dry!
Use an expo cleaner when erasing on the board (it gets a little ugly if you just use an eraser)
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TP Terrible product!
I tried this product because it was cheaper than Idea Paint, but I definitely got what I paid for. I prepped the area according to the instructions, applied three coats and waited 5 days before using the surface. It looked great, but that was it. I used expo dry erase markers, but they did not "erase". The only thing that would erase the markers was Goo-Gone and a LOT of elbow grease...even then there are ghost marks. I was looking forward to having a dry erase wall for months, and now I am starting over from square one. My friends have used both Idea Paint and the Sketch Pad paint, and have had great results and the true functionality of a dry erase board. Skip the Rustoleum brand!
July 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edennis Great Product!
The dry erase kit is very easy to apply! Easy to clean after application!
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PackinHeat Doesn't live up to expectations
Better off buying a dry erase board. Once dried and ready for use, markings from dry erase markers would not come completely off board.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shun Great product..but pace yourself !
I decided to try this product on my tables for the writing center. It is extremely easy to use but don't rush the process. Before applying be sure to use a primer and allow it to dry overnight before applying this product. In addition , use a foam roller to ensure you have a smooth finish. This product does require you to take your time. It is not like regular paint. It is like pouring milk out of a jug so you have to be sure you line the surface you are painting with painters tape because it is going to run some and you don't want it to get on areas where the paint should not be. Once you apply your first coat you have to allow it to dry about 20min then apply the 2nd coat. The paint can't be reused so you have to use it all in one setting. I was able to cover 2 tables with one kit. My students are going to enjoy writing directly on the table.one other tip, use basic dry erase markers like blue, black, red, brown, ....no neon colors and use a magic eraser as your eraser and not the usual dry eraser. I hope I was helpful in helping you determine if this product is for you! Shun, 7/2016
July 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hal Dry erase paint
Good product, needs heavy coats or dies not last long.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VoIP Worth the savings
I taped off the area and sanded the wall as directed, but I was concerned that even after the 3 coats (as directed for dark walls) it had a texture-like finish. But after waiting the 3 days before writing on it, it worked great. No issues with writing or cleanup. I did go back for a second can for the 3rd coat which gave me enought to do a second whiteboard, same results without sanding. I do plan on buying more since everyone in the office wants one now! At $20 per can, $60 for 2 boards (dark walls) is a real bargain!
November 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sean What a terrible product
Followed the instructions exactly, but now I have an absolute mess to deal with. I got coats applied in under and hour with timed 20 minute waits in-between applications. After cleaning my roller and going back to inspect, huge sections were sagging so badly that I thought someone must have brushed against it. Nope, it was just sagging on its own all over, and this was on a primed, scuffed, and clean wall. Of course, by that point, the enamel had already set up and couldn't be smoothed with another pass of the roller. Instructions also said to pull off the tape after an hour -- that was a huge mistake. Should have left it alone and trimmed it with knife later. The paint also caused blue painter's tape to lose adhesion while painting with the tape bubbling up and product getting underneath. Now I have to wait 3 days before I can deal with the lumpy bumpy mess. Wished I'd seen the terrible reviews before purchasing.
June 5, 2016