How to add a dry erase painted wall

September 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Category: Commercial Painting, Interior Painting


Dry Erase

Dry Erase




The hottest thing now a days is adding a dry erase surface to your office or home and it can be done on almost any surface as it can come in many colors and a clear surface, think of all the possibilities when you look at the rooms you work in most.

It can be added even to tables when the kids are doing homework or just for fun. I will caution you that the best products for this will be solvent based products and they should be done by professionals especially in a commercial setting. There are do it yourself kits for home, they are somewhat easy to use but will not hold up as long or clean up as easy.

So how do we do it? How to add a dry erase paint to your walls.

  1. Make sure the wall is smooth! The dry erase will show every imperfection, so what you see is what you will get.
  2. Prime the wall with a high quality latex primer, prime the entire wall and let dry for a FULL 24 hours
  3. After primer is dry sand the entire wall with 120 grit sandpaper and wipe the wall with a damp rag
  4. Open the windows for ventilation and cover and protect all other areas if you have not already done so
  5. Mix your paint kits (do not shake) and work in sections, edging first and rolling with a fine smooth roller, repeat into the next areas until the wall is complete
  6. Inspect sections as you move and back roll to avoid lap marks
  7. Once complete remove tape immediately, scoring edges with a razor blade (trust me)
  8. Wash your equipment right away with the proper solvent

The surface should cure for 7 days before writing on it, there you have it a great spot to collaborate or have fun

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ryan amatoRyan Amato is a man driven by his values, first and foremost. As manager of Amato Painting, Ryan’s leadership is one of trust and commitment. His relationships with his team are as important as those with his clients. His motivation to provide professional service is driven by a dependable workmanship that secures their reputation of being the best at what they do. No matter the size of the project, Ryan is adept at meeting deadlines and budgets.

As an award winner for his outstanding painting work, Ryan’s projects have been featured in the Sherwin Williams Quarterly Industry Magazine. You can find his contributions to the painting community across numerous blog sites and on his YouTube channel. With a true passion for his craft, Ryan is driven by so much more than the bottom line. He lives in Easton, Pa with his fiancé Michelle, his two teenagers, Preston and Ryenn and his dog Duncan who stars on the company logo!

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