Things to Remember After Applying Whiteboard Paint
Once the recommended single layer of top-quality whiteboard coating has been installed, it’s important that you remember the following key points:
(1) possible application of a second layer of the coating (for special situations or future recoating)
(2) proper maintenance of the whiteboard-coated surface after it cures
(3) health and safety factors related to your finished whiteboard surface
(4) ten-year warranty that comes with each container of coating
By bearing this information in mind, you can ensure yourself a fruitful, trouble-free, and long-lasting relationship with your whiteboard-coated surface.
Whiteboard Wall Recoating
To achieve the best results, we recommend applying just a single layer of premium whiteboard coating after your surface is properly prepared. However, if you feel that a second coat is needed, wait until the first coat is completely dry to the touch (18-24 hours). If the second coat must happen after 24 hours, wait a full 48 hours, then lightly sand the already coated surface with 220-grit sandpaper. Next, apply another layer of coating after the sanded surface is wiped down, totally free of dust and debris, and completely dry. The importance of thoroughly cleaning the surface before recoating can’t be overemphasized. With coatings and paints, dust is the arch-enemy of the proper adhesion, and any trace of it on your surface before recoating may result in poor bonding to the substrate, an unsightly look, and difficulties with writing and erasing after the coating cures.
Whiteboard Wall Maintenance
Whiteboard painted walls erase most easily when low-odor dry erase markers are used exclusively for writing and drawing, and a microfiber cloth or mitt is used for erasing. Also, when necessary, it’s recommended that a good-quality eco-friendly cleaner specially formulated for whiteboard coatings be used periodically to maintain your surface in the most pristine and functional condition. Spritz a small amount of the cleaner on any stained areas you find and wipe the surface down with the microfiber cloth or mitt, followed by a water-dampened cloth. Then dry the surface thoroughly with another microfiber cloth, and you’re ready to write and draw to your heart’s content. Although premium whiteboard-coated walls are extremely durable and easy to write on and erase, periodic maintenance with a high-quality, specially formulated, whiteboard coatings cleaner will help to keep their surfaces spotless and easy to use during their entire lifespan of ten-plus years.
As mentioned, it’s important to only use a microfiber cloth and an environmentally friendly water-based cleaner to maintain your wall because harsh household or industrial cleaning products such as abrasive pads, textured paper towels, cleaners with ammonia or bleach, or any other strong liquids or coarse materials can damage the whiteboard-coated surface and make it hard to write on and erase. Also, avoid powerful abrasive movements when wiping off your whiteboard-coated wall. The impermeable nature of a premium whiteboard-coated surface allows for easy cleaning without the need for intense rubbing, as the Teflon-type sheen keeps ink from sinking in and generating stains. This being said, any scratches or tears produced in the coated surface due to overly aggressive rubbing will let dry erase marker ink seep through the surface and cause issues. So, it’s best to just mildly rub the surface with a clean microfiber cloth or mitt and the eco-friendly cleaner, and it will be ready for use in no time.
Health and Safety
Both the clear and white varieties of premium water-based whiteboard coating contain fewer than five grams per liter of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), meaning that they emit virtually no harmful chemicals into the environment where they’re applied or into your lungs during and after application. Top-quality whiteboard coating is also free of highly toxic lead and asbestos. In contrast, the epoxy- and solvent-based whiteboard coatings produced by many of our competitors are chock full of toxic VOCs and therefore pose the risk of damage to the heart, liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. These whiteboard coatings may also cause dizziness, headaches, and other physical issues for anyone exposed to them, even long after application, as VOCs continue to be emitted for an indefinite period after a coating has cured.
Many kinds of VOCs, which are contained in a wide range of products, including low-end brands of whiteboard coating, are hazardous to the health of humans, animals, and the environment. VOCs are gases released into the atmosphere from products or processes, either human-generated or natural. Some are unsafe by themselves, including those that are carcinogenic. Additionally, after entering the air, VOCs may react with other gases to form dangerous pollutants. When applying low-quality epoxy- or solvent-based paints and whiteboard coatings, like many produced by other manufacturers, these gases are emitted and create highly toxic conditions during application and for years afterward. For this reason, it’s best to ensure the health and safety of your team, family members, and others by applying only quality whiteboard coatings, which are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility under the direction of experienced chemists and engineers. Our development team works tirelessly to create superior coatings and formulate new, environmentally friendly, highly durable, and cost-efficient products.
In fact, the high quality of our coatings was recently acknowledged by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a global rating method created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Due to their minimal VOC content and eco-friendly means of production, both the clear and white versions of the coating have been listed as being in accord with LEED’s strict standards for environmentally friendly building materials. When products such as our whiteboard coatings are recognized as LEED compliant, architects, designers, and contractors who choose to use them in building construction improve their chances of having the structures they build get the highly coveted LEED certification. In the case of our coatings, owners can be shown that the products are “low-emitting materials” that add only minimally to air pollution, so their use will help them earn points toward obtaining LEED Certification.
With proper application and maintenance, premium whiteboard-coated surfaces retain their excellent dry erase qualities for ten or more years of normal use before ever needing to be recoated. Moreover, both the clear and white versions of top-quality whiteboard coating are fully guaranteed not to crack, peel, stain, yellow, or fade during this period. We stand behind our coatings 100%, knowing that they are the premium products of their kind available today. Thus, they come with a ten-year warranty on quality from the time of shipment to protect clients against problems with durability and ease of use. This fact allows customers to trust in the long-term value and dependability of the whiteboard coatings and to expect many years of trouble-free service.
The warranty assures that our coatings will not experience the above-mentioned issues when written and drawn on with good quality low-odor dry erase markers and properly applied, erased, and maintained in line with the manufacturer’s instructions that come with the application kits. Thus, to maintain the warranty, it’s essential that the coated surface be used according to its guidelines with respect to normal use, periodic maintenance, and general care. In this way, the whiteboard-coated surface will remain new-looking and fully functional for its whole lifetime.
The ability to include warranties with our coatings stems from our enduring reputation for eminence among the world’s whiteboard coating companies. This status is in turn based on many effective applications in a wide array of venues in the US and across the globe. The coatings are made with the highest quality ingredients in a leading-edge facility, under the direction of top-notch chemists and engineers, who apply strict standards to each batch of coating produced. Additionally, every lot of product is carefully tested by quality control experts before reaching the market, so we can guarantee that the coatings are entirely free of manufacturing flaws.
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