FAQs

Here are the answers to the questions our customers most frequently ask. Please select the product from the list below. If you don't find your answer here please Contact Us with your query.

FlexiSheet

Q: What is FlexiSheet

A: FlexiSheet is a writable, magnetic whiteboard wallpaper that can be applied directly to a surface to make an instant magnetic whiteboard. FlexiSheet can be cut to fit exact sizes, joined together to make large whiteboards and installed on unusual surfaces such as curved walls or partition walls.

Q: How does this product stick to the wall?

A: The FlexiSheet is stuck using FlexiSheet Adhesive. If you are applying the product to a wall you can use the FlexiSheet Adhesive for Walls. This is a non contact adhesive supplied in a tub. If you are attaching the product to a substrate such as MDF we also offer adhesive in a spray can: FlexiSheet Adhesive for Substrates

Q: How much adhesive do I need?

A: Per 10m roll of Flexisheet you need either one tub or 4 spray cans (1 pack)

Q: How "Magnetic" is FlexiSheet?

A: FlexiSheet is actually magnetically receptive, rather than magnetic. This means that magnets stick to it. Manufactured with a high ferrous content, this ensures a strong magnetic pull, however, the stronger the magnets you use with FlexiSheet the better the magnetic pull will be. We recommend Neodydium magnets for optimum results.

Q: Can you chop my roll up for me to size?

A: FlexiSheet is very easy to cut to your required size with good quality scissors or a scalpel. We can Precut sizes if required, but there is a surcharge for this, and we have found it is normally better to cut onsite to allow for tolerance, so we normally advice against pre cut rolls.

Q: Can I have a sample of FlexiSheet

A: Absolutely! We offer a 1m x 1m sample on our website, however if you just need a small A4 one, please request one and we will post this out for you.

Q: Can FlexiSheet be temporarily installed?

A: FlexiSheet is designed for permanent installation. If you are looking for a temporary whiteboard we do have some products that may be more suitable.

Q: Can you use FlexiSheet on Glass?

A: FlexiSheet will stick to glass, however you have to bear in mind that you will see the adhesive on the reverse side - which will look a bit of a mess. We would recommend that you try FlexiStick instead. This will give you a better view from the back!

Q: What if my area is larger than a single piece of FlexiSheet?

A: FlexiSheet is designed so that you can add to the area in sections. For best results we recommend a buttress join, this is how our installers do it. Read More... 

Q: I want a printed image on my magnetic writable wall

A: FlexiSheet has been tested for printing and we can offer bespoke prints on request. Please contact us for more information.

Q: Is FlexiSheet easy to install?

A: Yes, FlexiSheet can be easily cut to the required size with good quality scissors or a scalpel. If applying in single runs it's like applying any other commercial wall covering. For larger installations, FlexiSheet can be quite heavy and you may also need to join sections together. For best results ensure that the installation instructions are followed. Refer to our user guide and video.

Q: Can you offer professional installation?

A: Yes, we offer nationwide installation if you are not comfortably doing the installation yourself. Please contact us for more information

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FlexiStick

Q: What is FlexiStick

A: FlexiStick is a self-adhesive, writable and magnetically receptive whiteboard wallpaper. The surface accepts dry erase marker pens, magnetic attachments and the self-adhesive nature means that it can be applied to the surface with minimum fuss.

Q: How "Magnetic" is FlexiStick?

A: FlexiSheet is actually magnetically receptive, rather than magnetic. This means that magnets stick to it. Manufactured with a high ferrous content, this ensures a strong magnetic pull, however, the stronger the magnets you use with FlexiSheet the better the magnetic pull will be. We recommend Neodydium magnets for optimum results.

Q: How does the self-adhesive work?

A: FlexiStick comes with a film on the reverse which simply peels back to reveal a sticky back. You can stick this straight onto the required surface.

Q: Can you join FlexiStick rolls together?

A: Because FlexiStick is self-adhesive, it's really designed to be applied in single runs. You can place multiple runs side by side, however for really good joins we would normally recommend FlexiSheet instead, as you can buttress join the strips together which looks much smarter.

Q: How big are the FlexiStick rolls?

A: FlexiStick is available in two roll lengths, 10m or 20m long. The roll width is 1.26m wide.

Q: Can I purchase a smaller amount of FlexiStick?

A: We only sell full rolls of this product, if you require a small area, please contact us so that we can help identify a more appropriate product for your needs.

Q: How do you cut FlexiStick to size?

A: FlexiStick is very easy to cut to your required size with good quality scissors or a scalpel.

Q: What surfaces will FlexiStick stick to?

A: FlexiStick will adhere to any painted wall surface, wood, metal or even glass. If you have a specific use in mind an are unsure, please contact us so that we can check the compatibility of the product.

Q: I want a printed image on my magnetic writable wall

A: FlexiStick has been tested for printing and we can offer bespoke prints on request. Please contact us for more information.

Q: Is FlexiStick easy to install?

A: Yes, FlexiStick can be easily cut to the required size with good quality scissors or a scalpel. Because it is self-adhesive it makes installation super easy. Refer to our user guide and video.

Q: Can you offer professional installation?

A: Yes, we offer nationwide installation if you are not comfortably doing the installation yourself. Please contact us for more information 

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FlexiProject

Q: What is FlexiProject

A: FlexiProject is a magnetically receptive, writable surface with a low-gloss finish so that it can also be used for projection as well as dry erase. You can write on with standard whiteboard markers and stick notes and memos to the surface with magnet attachments.

Q: How "Magnetic" is FlexiProject?

A: FlexiProject is actually magnetically receptive, rather than magnetic. This means that magnets stick to it. Manufactured with a high ferrous content, this ensures a strong magnetic pull, however, the stronger the magnets you use with FlexiSheet the better the magnetic pull will be. We recommend Neodydium magnets for optimum results.

Q: How does FlexiProject improve image quality?

A: Compared to a high gloss finish (as with FlexiStick and FlexiSheet) a low gloss surface is much better to project on. The low gloss reduces glare from the projector lamp, which in turn improves the image quality.

Q: Are the writing properties of FlexiProject the same as FlexiSheet or FlexiStick?

A: As with any low-gloss writing surface, the dry erase properties are compromised to produce a better projected image. The surface can be used for all functions, but we recommend more vigorous cleaning to prevent ghosting and staining over time with FlexiProject. If your primary purpose is a writing surface, we would recommend going for FlexiStick and looking at an ultra short throw projector option which would also eliminate glare. Please contact us for guidance and advice.

Q: How do you attach FlexiProject to the surface?

A: FlexiProject is a self-adhesive product, simply peel back and stick! No additional adhesive is required. 

Q: Is FlexiProject easy to install?

A: Yes, FlexiProject can be easily cut to the required size with good quality scissors or a scalpel. Because it is self-adhesive it makes installation super easy. Refer to our user guide and video.

Q: Can you offer professional installation?

A: Yes, we offer nationwide installation if you are not comfortably doing the installation yourself. Please contact us for more information

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IdeaPaint Create

Q: What is IdeaPaint Create?

A: IdeaPaint is a paint-on Dry Erase paint in a white finish. It can be applied by anyone and used for any application: home, school, or work. This low odour, low VOC formula is UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified and contributes to LEED certification. CREATE should be applied in properly ventilated spaces (as is recommended when applying traditional paint). Create has a 10 year limited warranty

Q: Is IdeaPaint Create environmentally friendly?

A: IdeaPaint is an environmentally responsible coating that meets the stringent requirements of UL GREENGUARD Gold. A certified low-emission product, IdeaPaint fully adheres to the VOC limits established by South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Q: What is the best way to prepare a surface to apply IdeaPaint?

A: Due to IdeaPaint’s high gloss nature, surface imperfections can be magnified. Repair any scratches or bumps on the surface. Allow spackle to dry completely. Then, sand, smooth and wipe with a clean dry cloth. Next, prime using a one of our preferred primers and apply IdeaPaint Create White. 

Q: Should the surface be primed before installing IdeaPaint Create?

A: Yes. Prime the surface using one of our preferred primers if:

  1. Application is on new drywall. Primer acts as a sealant and barrier prior to installing IdeaPaint as a top coat.
  2. IdeaPaint is used to change the colour of the wall. For instance, prior to applying CREATE White on a blue wall, prep and prime the surface to allow the primer to act as a colour shield. This will ensure that the blue does not bleed through the IdeaPaint white coloured surface.
  3. The surface is excessively damaged and has been heavily repaired with spackle and sanding. Priming is recommended to achieve the smoothest possible surface.
  4. Applying over a non-latex coated surface.
  5. Over wood, be sure to put a coating of sanding sealer on before applying IdeaPaint Create .

Priming is not required it you are applying IdeaPaint Create White over white latex paint.

Q: What is the recommended wait time before applying IdeaPaint Create over freshly painted surface?

A: Review the manufacturer’s instructions for the paint and follow their recommendations for applying a second coat. If there is no recommendation, wait 24 hours before applying IdeaPaint Create .

Q: Can Ideapaint Create be applied over an existing wall colour?

A: Yes, IdeaPaint Create White can go over an existing wall colour. If you are changing the colour of your wall, prime using one of our preferred white primers for best coverage.

Q: Can you tint IdeaPaint Create to a different colour?

A: IdeaPaint Dry Erase Paint cannot be tinted custom colours. However, IdeaPaint Clear Dry Erase Paint is a transparent coating that can be applied over any colour (even speciality materials like wood or metal), seamlessly blending with any décor.

Q: What if I want my surface to be magnetic?

A: IdeaPaint Magnetic Primer can be used underneath the IdeaPaint Create for a writable, magnetic surface.

Q: Are there any safety precautions that should be followed?

A: Yes. Rubber gloves and safety goggles are recommended. The safety precautions outlined in IdeaPaint’s Safety Data Sheet should be followed.

Q: Does IdeaPaint Create have an odour?

A: IdeaPaint Create is virtually odourless. It is still recommended to properly ventilate the space as is recommended when applying any traditional paint. Open windows, doors and HVAC system to 100% air exhaust to ventilate area and aid in curing and drying.

Q: How difficult is it to apply IdeaPaint Create?

A: IdeaPaint Create can be installed successfully by anyone who is comfortable painting traditional latex paint. Before applying, refer to the IdeaPaint CREATE Clear installation instructions and video .

Q: Can you recommend a professional installer for me?

A: Yes, we offer nationwide installation if you are not comfortably doing the installation yourself. Please contact us for more information

Q: How long will an IdeaPaint Create White surface last?

A: Each IdeaPaint Create kit is backed by a 10-year limited warranty that guarantees IdeaPaint will not crack, yellow, or peel. This warranty is outlined in our Terms & Conditions. Remember that the writing and erasing performance of an IdeaPaint surface is prolonged with proper maintenance and upkeep, which can be found in our Use & Care Guide.

Q: What is the recommended way to clean IdeaPaint from hands or other surfaces if gets spilled?

A: Clean IdeaPaint from hands with soap and water. Clean any other surface by applying the acetone to a rag, then work the spill with the damp rag.

Q: Can IdeaPaint Create be removed from the wall?

A: IdeaPaint never needs to be removed. If an IdeaPaint surface is no longer needed, paint over it similar to any painted wall. Simply sand the surface, prime and then paint.

Q: When will the IdeaPaint Create wall be ready for use?

A: IdeaPaint Create White is ready to write on after 4 days. Both writing and erasing performance will improve as the IdeaPaint surface ages, even after the initial cure period.

Q: Can my IdeaPaint Create Wall be touched up?

A: Yes. The patch may be slightly visible, but it will not affect writing performance. Sand the trouble spot, wipe clean, and re-apply IdeaPaint Clear to the area by feathering it in with a 4” foam roller. If there are multiple spots that need to be repaired, it is recommended to re-coat the entire surface.

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IdeaPaint Clear

Q: What is IdeaPaint Clear?

A: IdeaPaint is a low odour, low VOC formula is UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified and contributes to LEED certification. CREATE should be applied in properly ventilated spaces (as is recommended when applying traditional paint). CREATE has a 10 year limited warranty. 

Q: When should I use IdeaPaint Clear?

A: If you are looking for a dry erase surface to reflect your existing colour scheme IdeaPaint Clear can be painted over the top of any colour wall and can be applied by anyone and used for any application: home, school, or work.

Q: Is IdeaPaint environmentally friendly?

A: IdeaPaint is an environmentally responsible coating that meets the stringent requirements of UL GREENGUARD Gold. A certified low-emission product, IdeaPaint fully adheres to the VOC limits established by South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Q: What is the best way to prepare a surface to apply IdeaPaint Clear?

A: Due to IdeaPaint’s high gloss nature, surface imperfections can be magnified. Repair any scratches or bumps on the surface. Sand, smooth and wipe with a clean dry cloth. Then, prime using one of our preferred primers and apply 2 coats of preferred high-quality Architectural latex paint in the colour of your choosing. Base coat paint should have a semi-gloss or gloss finish. Allow 24 hours to dry before applying IdeaPaint Clear.

Q: Should the surface be primed before installing IdeaPaint Clear?

A: IdeaPaint Clear performs best over a latex base coat paint with an eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish. When applying over a latex paint with these finishes, primer is not required.
If the wall finish is matte or flat, apply 1 coat of preferred clear primer, such as: IdeaPaint Clear PRIMER, Zinsser BIN Clear Primer, or Kilz Klear Primer. Allow primer to dry for 24 hours. Remember—follow all manufacturers’ application instructions.

Q: What is the recommended wait time before applying IdeaPaint Clear over freshly painted surface?

A: Review the manufacturer’s instructions for the paint and follow their recommendations for applying a second coat. If there is no recommendation, wait 24 hours before applying IdeaPaint Clear.

Q: Can IdeaPaint Clear be applied over an existing wall colour?

A: Yes, IdeaPaint Clear can go over existing wall colour. IdeaPaint Clear can be applied over a clean latex base coat with a, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish. If the base coat finish is flat or matte, apply 1 coat of preferred clear primer for best performance.

Q: Are there any safety precautions that should be followed?

A: Yes. Rubber gloves and safety goggles are recommended. The safety precautions outlined in IdeaPaint’s Safety Data Sheet should be followed.

Q: Does IdeaPaint Clear have an odour?

A: IdeaPaint Clear is virtually odourless. It is still recommended to properly ventilate the space as is recommended when applying any traditional paint. Open windows, doors and HVAC system to 100% air exhaust to ventilate area and aid in curing and drying.

Q: How difficult is it to apply IdeaPaint Clear?

A: IdeaPaint Clear can be installed successfully by anyone who is comfortable painting traditional latex paint. Before applying, refer to the IdeaPaint Clear installation instructions and video .

Q: Can you recommend a professional installer for me?

A: Yes, we offer nationwide installation if you are not comfortably doing the installation yourself. Please contact us for more information

Q: Can you use IdeaPaint Clear on surfaces other than painted?

A: IdeaPaint Clear Dry Erase Paint is a transparent coating that can be applied over any colour even speciality materials like wood or metal, seamlessly blending with any décor.

Q: What if I want the surface to be magnetic?

A: IdeaPaint Magnetic Primer can be top coated with latex paint to create a magnetic surface in your colour of choice. Take it to the next level by adding a layer of IdeaPaint Clear Dry Erase Paint for a colourful, writable, magnetic surface.

Q: How long will an IdeaPaint Clear surface last?

A: Each IdeaPaint Clear kit is backed by a 10-year limited warranty that guarantees IdeaPaint will not crack, yellow, or peel. This warranty is outlined in our Terms & Conditions. Remember that the writing and erasing performance of an IdeaPaint surface is prolonged with proper maintenance and upkeep, which can be found in our Use & Care Guide.

Q: What is the recommended way to clean IdeaPaint Clear from hands or other surfaces if gets spilled?

A: Clean IdeaPaint Clear from hands with soap and water. Clean any other surface by applying the acetone to a rag, then work the spill with the damp rag.

Q: Can IdeaPaint Clear be removed from the wall?

A: IdeaPaint never needs to be removed. If an IdeaPaint surface is no longer needed, paint over it similar to any painted wall. Simply sand the surface, prime and then paint.

Q: When will the IdeaPaint Clear wall be ready for use?

A: IdeaPaint Clear is ready to write on after 7 days. Both writing and erasing performance will improve as the IdeaPaint surface ages, even after the initial cure period.

Q: Can my IdeaPaint Clear Wall be touched up?

A: Yes. The patch may be slightly visible, but it will not affect writing performance. Sand the trouble spot, wipe clean, and re-apply IdeaPaint Clear to the area by feathering it in with a 4” foam roller. If there are multiple spots that need to be repaired, it is recommended to recoat the entire surface.

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IdeaPaint Magnetic Primer

Q: How strong is the Magnetic pull of IdeaPaint Magnetic Primer?

A: IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer is powerfully magnetic – up to 2x stronger than other magnetic primers on the market; it holds 1.5x more sheets than competitive products.

Q: What Magnets should I use?

A: For best results, we recommend using Neodymium (aka rare earth) magnets with a force of at least N42. Coated magnets are least likely to scratch IdeaPaint surfaces

Q: What kind of surface can I apply this to?

A: IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer can be applied over Drywall, Wood, Metal, Most Plastics, Fiberglass, and Formica® to create a magnetised surface.

Q: How should I prepare the surface before applying the Magnetic Primer?

A: Just make sure the surface is clean, dry, and free from wax, polish, grease, oils, chalk, dirt, loose paint, and other contaminants. Scuff-sand hard, glossy surfaces for maximum adhesion.

Q: How long do I need to mix the paint prior to use? Is it ok to use a paint shaker to mix this?

A: IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer is ready to apply from the can, however, metal pigments will settle to bottom. DO NOT USE AN INDUSTRIAL PAINT SHAKER. Hand stir thoroughly for 3-5 minutes immediately prior to application to ensure a smooth, even consistency. The paint is ready when the colour is a consistent gray.

Q: What kind of roller cover should I use to apply Magnetic Primer?

A: Best results are achieved with a 3/8” nap synthetic roller.

Q: How many coats of IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer are required?

A: IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer requires three heavy wet on wet coats. It’s important to apply the appropriate amount of primer for the necessary square footage–achieving wet mils of 5-6 mils, and avoiding sags and roller marks as you go. For additional information view the video installation guide.

Q: How long do I have to let the primer dry before applying a top coat?

A: IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer can be top coated with IdeaPaint™ Dry Erase to create a magnetic, dry erasable surface, or simply coated with latex paint for a magnetic-only surface in your colour of choice. 

  1. If top-coating with IdeaPaint™ White Dry Erase Paint: Wait 3 hours, and then apply one coat of a premium acrylic primer/sealer to hide the colour. Allow 24 hours before applying IdeaPaint™ White.
  2. If top-coating with IdeaPaint™ Clear Dry Erase Paint for a coloured, magnetic, dry erasable surface: Wait 3 hours, and then apply one coat of a premium acrylic primer/sealer to hide the colour, followed by 2 coats of premium acrylic latex (there’s no need to sand). After the second coat of latex paint is applied, allow 24 hours before applying IdeaPaint™ Clear.
  3. If top-coating with latex paint: Wait 3 hours, and then apply a premium acrylic primer/sealer to hide the colour, followed by two coats of a premium acrylic latex. (A premium quality finish will help to avoid burnishing from frequent magnet use on the surface.)

Q: How dark is the colour when dried?

A: IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer is the lightest magnetic primer on the market – it dries as a light grey colour. Prior to top coating with IdeaPaint dry erase paint or a light coloured latex paint, we recommend one coat of traditional latex primer to block the colour.

Q: How can I clean spills and drips?

A: Clean spatters or spills immediately with warm water. Clean equipment immediately after use with soap and water. If IdeaPaint™ Magnetic Primer sets-up or dries, use a lacquer thinner.

Q: What is the product shelf life?

A: Shelf life is 12 months, unopened at a room temperature of 77°F

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SketchPaint White

Q: What is SketchPaint White?

A: Sketch Paint is a dry-wipe paint. It is a waterborne, two compartment, PU acrylic dispersion topcoat that can transform almost any surface into a dry-wipe area. SketchPaint is a WHITE finish for a traditional whiteboard look.

Q:What colour is SketchPaint?

A: SketchPaint is available in White and Transparent. SketchPaint should never be combined with another paint product. Transparent SketchPaint can be used to paint over any existing colour wall to match your existing décor and have a dry-wipe surface which is a colour of your choice.

Q: How much SketchPaint do I need to purchase?

A: The 0.5 Litre Tin of SketchPaint White covers approximately 3m² with one coat. The 1.0 Litre Tin of SketchPaint White covers approximately 6m² with one coat.

Q: How should I prepare the surface before I begin?

A: Prepare your surface well; a clean, dust-free, solid, smooth area will give a better base for Sketch Paint. If the Sketch Paint is to be applied onto an untreated surface, such as wood, we recommend that you apply a primer or base coat first. Sketch Paint comes in two parts; separate the small tin from the large tin. Empty the contents from the small tin into the large tin. If necessary, dilute with a maximum of 3% water. Mix the paint thoroughly with a stirring stick and leave to stand for 5 minutes until most of the air bubbles have disappeared. For full instructions please refer to the SketchPaint video and guides.

Q: How should SketchPaint be applied?

A: Sketch Paint is best applied in one coat using a sponge roller which can be cleaned with soap and water after use. Apply SketchPaint within one hour of mixing as the paint does harden quickly. PLEASE NOTE: THE PAINT WILL BE TOUCH DRY AFTER 24 HOURS; HOWEVER PLEASE ALLOW 5 DAYS BEFORE WRITING ON THE SKETCH PAINT WITH DRY WIPE MARKERS TO ENSURE THE PAINT HAS FULLY CURED.

Q: Which Dry wipe markers should I use with SketchPaint?

A: For best results we recommend using SketchPaint Dry Wipe Markers but any good quality dry wipe pens can be used. Avoid poor quality pens that can contain some permanent ink blends as they will mark your SketchPaint.

Q: How do I clean my SketchPaint surface?

A: As Sketch paint is a dry-wipe paint, cleaning with a soft cloth should be sufficient. However, any stubborn marks can be cleaned with SketchPaint Cleaner Spray. Cleaning with our Cleaner Spray regularly will also keep your dry-wipe surface looking neat and bright.

Q: Is SketchPaint safe to use in my home, school or office?

A: SketchPaint is a waterborne, two compartment, PU acrylic dispersion topcoat that is safe for use indoors; it is low on odour, complies with European Safety Regulations for Children’s Toys (EN71-73) and has 0% VOC.

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SketchPaint Transparent

Q: What is SketchPaint Transparent?

A: Sketch Paint is a dry-wipe paint. It is a waterborne, two compartment, PU acrylic dispersion topcoat that can transform almost any surface into a dry-wipe area. Sketchpaint Transparent dries CLEAR so that you can paint over a colour of your choice for a colourful dry erase surface.

Q:What colour is SketchPaint Transparent?

A: SketchPaint is available in White and Transparent. SketchPaint should never be combined with another paint product. Transparent SketchPaint can be used to paint over any existing colour wall to match your existing décor and have a dry-wipe surface which is a colour of your choice.

Q: How much SketchPaint do I need to purchase?

A: The 0.5 Litre Tin of SketchPaint Transparent covers approximately 3m² with one coat. The 1.0 Litre Tin of SketchPaint Transparent covers approximately 6m² with one coat.

Q: How should I prepare the surface before I begin?

A: Prepare your surface well; a clean, dust-free, solid, smooth area will give a better base for Sketch Paint. If the Sketch Paint is to be applied onto an untreated surface, such as wood, we recommend that you apply a primer or base coat first. Sketch Paint comes in two parts; separate the small tin from the large tin. Empty the contents from the small tin into the large tin. If necessary, dilute with a maximum of 3% water. Mix the paint thoroughly with a stirring stick and leave to stand for 5 minutes until most of the air bubbles have disappeared. For full instructions please refer to the SketchPaint Transparent user guides and video.

Q: How should SketchPaint be applied?

A: Sketch Paint is best applied in one coat using a sponge roller which can be cleaned with soap and water after use. Apply SketchPaint within one hour of mixing as the paint does harden quickly. PLEASE NOTE: THE PAINT WILL BE TOUCH DRY AFTER 24 HOURS; HOWEVER PLEASE ALLOW 5 DAYS BEFORE WRITING ON THE SKETCH PAINT WITH DRY WIPE MARKERS TO ENSURE THE PAINT HAS FULLY CURED.

Q: Which Dry wipe markers should I use with SketchPaint?

A: For best results we recommend using SketchPaint Dry Wipe Markers but any good quality dry wipe pens can be used. Avoid poor quality pens that can contain some permanent ink blends as they will mark your SketchPaint.

Q: How do I clean my SketchPaint surface?

A: As Sketch paint is a dry-wipe paint, cleaning with a soft cloth should be sufficient. However, any stubborn marks can be cleaned with SketchPaint Cleaner Spray. Cleaning with our Cleaner Spray regularly will also keep your dry-wipe surface looking neat and bright.

Q: Is SketchPaint safe to use in my home, school or office?

A: SketchPaint is a waterborne, two compartment, PU acrylic dispersion topcoat that is safe for use indoors; it is low on odour, complies with European Safety Regulations for Children’s Toys (EN71-73) and has 0% VOC.

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MagnetPaint

Q: What is MagnetPaint?

A: MagnetPaint is a new and improved water-based emulsion paint that contains very fine ferrous powder; because of this the paint is dark grey in colour. The ferrous powder within the paint creates an area which you can stick magnets to; however this is a ferrous compound and is not as magnetically receptive as a steel surface.

Q: Is MagnetPaint available in any other colours?

A: Magnet Paint is only available in grey due to the ferrous powder contained within the paint. However, Magnet Paint can be over coated with any colour of emulsion, black board paint or our dry-wipe paint – Sketch Paint; allowing the area to blend in with your existing décor.

Q: Can I change the colour of MagnetPaint?

A: Magnet Paint should never be combined with another paint product. Adding another colour to Magnet Paint will dilute its magnetic receptivity.

Q: Does MagnetPaint have a smooth finish?

A: MagnetPaint has a slightly rough finish once dry due to the ferrous powder. Over coating Magnet paint with an emulsion, a blackboard paint or SketchPaint will allow for a smoother finish. Alternatively, MagnetPaint can be applied quite thickly and then smoothed off with a trowel before drying.

Q: How many tins of MagnetPaint do I need to purchase?

A: The 0.5 Litre Tin covers approximately 1m² with three coats. The 1.0 Litre Tin covers approximately 2m² with three coats. The 2.5 Litre Tin covers approximately 5m² with three coats. The 5.0 Litre Tin covers approximately 10m² with three coats.

Q: What wall preparation do I need to do before I can apply MagnetPaint?

A: Prepare your surface well; a clean, dust-free, solid, smooth area will give a better base for MagnetPaint. If the MagnetPaint is to be applied onto an untreated surface, such as wood, we recommend that you apply a primer or base coat first. MagnetPaint comes ready to use. Mix the paint thoroughly with a stirring stick before you begin to apply. For full instructions please refer to our user guides and video.

Q: How should MagnetPaint be applied?

A: Magnet Paint is best applied with a sponge roller which can be cleaned with soap and water after use. We recommend a minimum of three coats; adding more coats will increase the magnetic receptivity.

Q: What type of magnets should I use with MagnetPaint?

A: Lightweight magnets or large surface area magnets are recommended for use with Magnet Paint. Neodymium type magnets are advised for extra strong magnetism.

Q: Is MagnetPaint safe to use?

A: Magnet Paint is a water-based, lead free, 100% acrylic latex coating. It conforms to environmental EC and VOC regulations. Magnet Paint produces low odour and allows for easy application and clean up. As the paint itself is not a magnet, but rather has magnetic properties (ferrous powder), it is safe to use in your home, school or office and will not affect your computer, TV, video or any other magnet-sensitive equipment.

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MagnetPlaster

Q: Can anyone use MagnetPlaster?

A: Magnetic Plaster is applied using Stucco tools as any other decorative plaster. We recommend installation by a professional used to applying these products.

Q: Can you recommend an installer?

A: Yes, we offer nationwide installation. Please contact us for more information or a quotation.

Q: Do I need to mix MagnetPlaster?

A:It is ready to use and can be applied straight from the container with the easily available (stucco) tools. See our User guide and Video for more information

Q: How long does MagnetPlaster take to dry?

A: MagnetPlaster is paintable after 12 hours and ready to use after 24 hours.

Q: Is MagnetPlaster safe?

A: MagnetPlaster is a water-based decorative plaster, so no nasty odours.It is safe, environmentally friendly and meets international environmental standards and EU directives.

Q: How strong is the Magentic Pull?

A: Super strong: holds up to 28 sheets of A4 with one neodymium magnet

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Blackboard Paint

Q: What is Blackboard paint?

A: Blackboard paint is a high-quality water-based paint, non-toxic and is VOC and lead free. It can be applied to any surface. Once dried, blackboard paint is compatible with chalks for a writable surface.

Q: What colour is Blackboard Paint?

A: We offer the product in a choice of colour options. Black for a traditional chalk board effect, or one of the bright colours will give you a colourful writable wall.

Q: Is Blackboard Paint Safe?

A: Yes. Blackboard Paint w which has been rigorously tested, easy to use, easy to apply and completely safe. Non-toxic and is VOC and lead free.

Q: How much Blackboard Paint do I need?

A: Usually requires just one coat, but may require two depending on existing surface colour, texture and method of application. 

Q: How do you prepare the surface for Blackboard Paint?

A: The area to be painted must be clean, dust free, dry, smooth and free of grease and detergents. Uneven layers of paint or peeling areas of paint must before removed. Sand over the surface with sand paper to give the smoothest finish possible. If you are painting over a glossed or semi-glossed surface, you must scuff the area with sandpaper to ensure the Blackboard Paint has something to adhere to. Following sanding, the surface must be cleaned to remove dust. To clean the surface, simply use a clean cloth which is damp with water only to wipe over the area. Allow to dry thoroughly. If you are painting a full wall you must mask off the ceiling where it meets the wall, adjoining walls and skirting boards or the floor as you will need to roller to the very edges. If only painting a portion of the wall, apply a masking tape border to the area prior to painting which will give a clean edge.

Q: Do I need to prime the surface before applying the Blackboard Paint?

A: Irregular or highly absorbent surfaces will require a suitable primer to be applied before the Blackboard Paint coat can be added. This applies to potential surfaces such as glass, wood, stone, metal, plastic, melamine and concrete. Blackboard Paint should never be applied directly onto surfaces such as these as it will not adhere leaving a very poor finish.

Q: What equipment should I use to apply Blackboard Paint?

A: The paint is best applied with a short haired nap roller for a smoother surface. Remove loose hairs from the roller prior to use by rinsing it under fresh running water. Paint Brushes should not be used with Blackboard Paint. 

Q: How do you apply Blackboard Paint?

A: Please follow the instructions carefully. Please refer to the user guide and videos for more information.

  1. Open the Blackboard Paint and mix thoroughly for around three minutes until the pigment is evenly mixed throughout the paint. NEVER MIX THIS PAINT WITH ANOTHER PAINT.
  2. Coat your roller well with Blackboard Paint and roll over the area in straight lines giving an even coat. Avoid overlapping the paint as much as is possible. Roller up to the very edge of the area you want to cover.
  3. Coverage must always be maintained at up to 5m² per 0.5L tin with one coat.
  4. If painting Blackboard Paint over a light coloured surface, more than one coat may be necessary.
  5. Please allow 4 hours of drying time in between coat. Masking Tape must be removed following the application of the final coat.
  6. Please allow 24 hours to dry before using chalk on the Blackboard Paint.

Q: How do I clean my equipment after use?

A: Rollers and trays can be cleaned using warm, soapy water following use. For best results, soak in warm soapy water as soon as you have finished using them before the paint starts to dry. If you get Blackboard Paint on your skin, simply wash off with soap and water.

Q: What if I want a magnetic and writable surface?

A: Blackboard Paint can be used in conjunction with MagnetPaint to create a true magnetic chalk board.

Q: How do I look after my Blackboard surface?

A: Only use good quality chalks that contain no oils or wax with Blackboard Paint. Blackboard Paint can be primed before use if necessary; simply lay a piece of chalk on its side and cover the area in a thin coat of chalk. Then rub away using a clean dry cloth. To clean your Blackboard Paint, simply use a clean cloth which is damp with water only to wipe over the area. Allow to dry thoroughly. Never use chemicals or abrasive detergents to clean the Blackboard Paint.

Q: Can you use Blackboard paint outside?

A: Blackboard paint is designed for indoor use. If used outdoors the finish of the paint will be effected over time.

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