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Suitable Surfaces

Can Whiteboard Paint be applied on any surface?

Smart Whiteboard Paint can be applied to almost any smooth surface (glass, metal, concrete, wood, etc.). If you are using Smart Whiteboard Paint – Clear over an existing coloured surface, we recommend you use our Smart Clear Primer for best performance. If you are using Smart Whiteboard Paint – White, it is essential to prime the surface first with Smart White Primer or any good quality water based white primer.

Smart Whiteboard Paint Clear can be applied over any colour, except for white as it may tinge the wall. For best results use Smart Whiteboard Paint White over a white surface.

Can you paint glass with Smart Whiteboard Paint?

Yes, for a white finish apply our Smart White Primer first. For a transparent finish, apply Smart Whiteboard Paint Clear directly to the glass.

Can you paint onto wood with Smart Whiteboard Paint?

Yes. Ensure that the surface is smooth before application. Fill any holes with a filler. Apply Smart White Primer before applying Smart Whiteboard Paint White (or apply Smart Clear Primer before applying Smart Whiteboard Paint Clear). Sand after each coat of primer and re-apply primer as required.

Can you paint over wallpaper?

Yes, painting over wallpaper is possible. You can apply Smart Whiteboard Paint over smooth wallpaper only. Do not apply over a textured wallpaper. For a white finish, apply 2 coats of Smart Whiteboard Primer. For a clear finish, use 2 coats of Smart Clear Primer if the wallpaper is porous.

Can whiteboard paint be used outside?

Yes. Our product has been tested to withstand temperatures up to minus 16 degrees celsius and is UV light (ultraviolet) resistant. However, the area should be sheltered and dry to ensure best performance. Please note Smart Whiteboard Paint should not be stored for an extended period of time below zero.

Will the walls yellow in sunlight?

Smart Whiteboard Paint is used in very hot climates all over the world including the Middle East and Australia. UV resistance means that interior surfaces with Smart Whiteboard Paint will not yellow, even in the hottest conditions.

Can you paint onto the floor with whiteboard paint?

Smart Whiteboard Paint has not been tested for slip resistance and as with any painted finish it could wear according to the traffic on it. Our performance guarantee is as a dry erase paint and does not extend beyond that.

Can you paint an existing whiteboard with Smart Whiteboard Paint?

Smart Whiteboard Paint is an ideal whiteboard repair product for most surfaces. Smart Whiteboard Paint can be applied directly onto existing whiteboards after applying Smart White Primer (please note a primer is necessary before whiteboard paint application), just ensure all marker residue has been removed. For blackboards, we recommend you wipe the surface down with a damp cloth to remove any old chalk. Next, coat the blackboard with Smart White Primer. To complete, apply Smart Whiteboard Paint.

Can you project on to whiteboard paint?

Smart Whiteboard Paint can be used as a projector surface although it was not designed for this purpose. Many of our education and business customers use Smart Whiteboard Paint as a projection surface (as well as a whiteboard surface). For a better quality projection surface, please use one of our projection screen solutions specifically designed for projection.

Will there be a reflection?

If you notice a ‘hotspot’ on the surface, simply re-angle your projector to eliminate it. If you require a high-performance projector surface we recommend using one of our Projector Paints. If you are looking for a surface with both projector and whiteboard functionalities, choose our Smart Whiteboard Wallpaper Low Sheen.