Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SheetzInc Overall it's a worthwhile product.
I painted my dry erase kit over drywall which had three layers of paint on it. I sanded a 6'x6.5' area first with 120 grit then 220. It appears smooth but not as smooth as an off the shelf white board. Erasing works very well but is slightly different process than a typical whiteboard. If you just use a dry eraser it will remove almost no ink at all. Use the Expo dry erase cleaner and it wipes right off like a white board typically does. I did however find that the Expo pink dry erase marker does not erase so well; even with the cleaner. It left an orange tint behind that will not erase even with alcohol. Test all your markers on a scrap piece before testing them on your wall and you'll be fine.
March 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RiTESister Great Results
Used this paint for our new office, bought 7 cans of the stuff of cover a 15 x 10 ft area wall. I've read so many reviews about how to apply and want pens to use etc. so I was a little worried but it came out great. We followed the instructions on the tin and actually left it for 5 days after paint to dry even though it said 3 day was sufficient. I have used both low odour and regular dry erase pens in several colours, both types comes off great with a whiteboard eraser and if faint lines are left use the whiteboard care spray and they lift right out.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Krissy How to apply to easily erase markers.
Most of the reviews say the markers were very hard to remove. What you want to do is apply one coat and let it dry for 24 hours, then apply a second coat and let dry for 24 hours. Do this 3 times and the markers will wipe off with a cloth or eraser.
October 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RantEng Application is everything
Before purchasing this product I researched what other people said and mistakes they made. What I found was that everybody loved or hated it. No middle of the road. The way it is applied is everything. This is a great product if you Follow The Directions.
1. Sand and primer the wall first! The wall must be smooth. Don't plan on just going over a wall that has been painted or primered with a standard roller. Use a foam roller for smooth application. (614-FOAMQ
at Home Depot). A rough surface will be difficult to erase.
2. The paint has a limited shelf life. If it has separated and is clumped at the bottom, return it and get a new one.
3. Paint it on using the foam roller (again 614-FOAMQ). The can will cover 50 sq ft with 2 coats. Do the 2 coats 30 minutes apart. The paint is a two part mix. Mix it and use it all within 2 hours.
4. Wait 2 days before writing on it.
5. Avoid "Low oder" pens as they are harder to erase.
6. Often erases with a towel, slightly dampted with whiteboard cleaner better than an eraser.
December 24, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jittles Works, but.....
I had sticker shock when considering the Idea Paint product so I was pleased to see a more affordable alternative. We wanted to apply the paint to a wall in the kid's playroom. We had ruled out the chalkboard paint not wanting to have to deal with the chalk dust mess so this seemed an ideal alternative.
I purchased the Rust Oleum product after searching for alternatives to Idea Paint and reading reviews. If it didn't work then I wasn't out a lot of money. The box comes with two small cans and easy to follow instructions. I applied Kilz primer to the wall then sanded it. I applied the dry erase paint with a foam roller. I was expecting strong chemical odor, but it was very minimal if at all. There was enough paint to coat a 5'x5' wall section with 3 coats. I let it dry for 2.5 days before letting the kids have at it.
Seems to work fairly well, but does not erase easily at all. I already had a dry erase brand eraser and that is useless. I tried both regular and low-odor pens with the same result. What works like a charm is an all-purpose spray cleaner (I used Fantastik). Cleans it right off in one swipe. But the drawback is that the spray cleaner has a strong chemical smell so will be looking for another option.
Bottom line is that I'm moderately pleased. It's possible that spending the extra $$ for Idea Paint would be worth it, but this works fine if you're looking to save money and are willing to temper your expectations that it's going to work exactly like a dry erase board (as far as cleanup goes).
I give 3.5 stars.
November 26, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MEMTEN gOOD IF YOU USE THE CORRECT TOOLS
So to apply this product so it looks it's best use a spray gun. That is what I used and it came out amazing. If you use rollers or foam brush you end up just making a huge mess.
May 11, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mdcontractor Not worth a dime
I am a contractor and I have extensive experience with all types of wall coverings. I followed the instructions for this product exactly. It performs horriblly the only thing that erased common name brand dry erase marker from it was a "magic eraser" from Mr. Clean. I tested and the "magic eraser" works on regular semi gloss too. In other words you might as well write on your wall and use a magic eraser and save yourself money and time. In fact the semigloss held on after the "magic eraser" was used. The dry erase paint came off. I am not a Rustoleum basher either their other products are just fine (at least every other one I have ever used). In short this product is a total waste.
May 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dalaska What fun!
We painted an entire wall in my son's college Condo! The roomates and friends have so much fun leaving notes, drrawing pictures and even brainstorming in study sessions! It's not just for kids!
September 3, 2010