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IDEAPAINT CREATE

BOUNDLESS CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION

For work, school or home, IdeaPaint CREATE provides a high-performance dry erase surface that erases cleanly every time. IdeaPaint CREATE is the only dry erase coating available that can be roller or spray applied. It is available in classic WHITE, bold BLACK and versatile CLEAR. IdeaPaint CLEAR may be applied over any color or smooth surface, allowing for seamless integration of dry erase functionality into existing décors.

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Each kit includes:
THIS can to mix into THAT can, recommended roller, stir stick, can opener, HELP guide, Wet Paint sign.
Recommended Surfaces:
Most sealed, non-porous surfaces, including stained wood, painted drywall, plastic, metal, aluminum, chalkboards, and whiteboards.
MADE IN THE USA

EASY ROLLER APPLICATION

IdeaPaint CREATE can be applied directly over any smooth surface with one coat. Roller application is recommended for most installers. Just use the roller included in the kit!

HVLP SPRAY APPLICATION

IdeaPaint CREATE is the only sprayable dry erase formula available. Stage 4 HVLP commercial spray equipment achieves the smoothest writing surface.

VIRTUALLY ODORLESS FORMULA

IdeaPaint CREATE is a certified low-emission coating that meets the stringent requirements of UL GREENGUARD Gold.

LOW VOC CONTENT

A low VOC product, IdeaPaint CREATE 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).

WRITE ON IN 4 DAYS / COMPATIBLE WITH MOST STANDARD DRY ERASE MARKERS

Ideas get bigger when they expand beyond the boundaries of a whiteboard. With IdeaPaint CREATE, let the 4-day countdown begin after application - then, let the writing begin! IdeaPaint recommends IdeaPaint WRITE and EXPO BOLD dry erase markers. For more information on markers, refer to our Usage & Care FAQs. Plus, as the surface ages, the erasing performance will only improve!

ENVIRONMENTALLY COMPLIANT

IdeaPaint CREATE is an environmentally responsible coating that meets the stringent requirements of UL GREENGUARD Gold. A certified low-emission product, IdeaPaint CREATE 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).

COMMERCIAL-GRADE PERFORMANCE

IdeaPaint CREATE provides a high-performance dry erase surface that erases cleanly every time. IdeaPaint CREATE is the only dry erase coating available that can be roller or spray applied.

10 YEAR WARRANTY

Each IdeaPaint CREATE kit is backed by a 10-year limited warranty that guarantees IdeaPaint will not crack, yellow, or peel. The surface is guaranteed to look just as good in 10 years as it does the first day it’s installed.

FAQs

Where can the IdeaPaint CREATE installation instructions, MSDS, Warranty and other technical documents be found?
All IdeaPaint CREATE installation instructions and videos, as well as all technical documents can be found in the IdeaPaint CREATE HELP section and should be reviewed before applying IdeaPaint.

What surfaces can IdeaPaint CREATE be applied over?
IdeaPaint CREATE can be applied to most sealed, non-porous surfaces. Recommended surfaces include finished wood, painted drywall, plastic, metal, aluminum, chalkboards and whiteboards. The IdeaPaint writing surface will only be as smooth as the surface it is applied to and requires the appropriate primer where applicable.

Can IdeaPaint CREATE be applied over an existing wall color?
Yes, if the wall is in good shape and smooth, go over it with a damp cloth to remove any residual debris and dust. Once completely dry (typically, within minutes), get to it! That is the added awesomeness of IdeaPaint CLEAR. Just remember, the color that is visible on the wall will still be seen with the CLEAR top coat though it will have a subtle gloss.

Can IdeaPaint be tinted to a custom color?
IdeaPaint cannot be tinted to a custom color. However, IdeaPaint CREATE Clear is a transparent paint solution that can be applied to smooth surfaces of any color, seamlessly blending with any interior décor, even wood.

Can IdeaPaint CREATE be sprayed?
IdeaPaint CREATE is the only sprayable dry erase formula available. It is required that a professional painter who is comfortable with spraying applies IdeaPaint CREATE with Stage 4 HVLP commercial spray equipment to achieve the smoothest writing surface. Email painters@ideapaint.com for a recommended IdeaPaint installer for HVLP application methods of IdeaPaint CREATE.

Is IdeaPaint environmentally friendly?
IdeaPaint CREATE is an environmentally responsible coating that meets the stringent requirements of UL GREENGUARD Gold. A certified low-emission product, IdeaPaint CREATE 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).

Are there any safety precautions that should be followed when applying IdeaPaint?
Yes, gloves are recommended and the safety precautions outlined in IdeaPaint’s Material Safety Data Sheet in the HELP section should be followed.

What is the best way to prepare a surface for the IdeaPaint application?
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. Sand, smooth and wipe with a clean dry cloth. Then, prime and apply IdeaPaint.

Should the surface be primed before applying IdeaPaint?
Priming is optional for IdeaPaint CREATE. If applying to a previously painted surface and the current color is desired, priming is not required. Prime a surface if:

  1. Application is on a new drywall surface. Primer acts as a sealant and barrier prior to installing IdeaPaint as a top coat.
  2. IdeaPaint is used to change the color 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 color shield. This will ensure that the blue does not bleed through the IdeaPaint WHITE colored 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 to fill with awesome ideas!
  4. Applying over a non-latex coated surface.
  5. Over wood, be sure to put a coating of sanding sealer on before applying CREATE.

Remember – follow all manufacturers’ application and dry time instructions for the selected primer.

What primer is recommended?
For most installations, IdeaPaint PRIMER, Glidden Gripper, Kilz Premium, Kilz 2 or Sherwin-Williams Multi-Purpose Primer can be used. When installing IdeaPaint over a substrate other than drywall, refer to the IdeaPaint accessories.

What is the recommended wait time before applying CREATE over a freshly painted surface?
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.

What is the difference between the IdeaPaint formulas?
Both IdeaPaint CREATE and PRO are the highest performing dry erase solutions on the market.

IdeaPaint CREATE is a low odor, low VOC, isocyanate free formula that can be installed successfully by anyone who is comfortable painting traditional latex paint. IdeaPaint CREATE offers a 10-year limited warranty along with an initial 4 day cure period. IdeaPaint CREATE is available in White, Black and Clear, a transparent topcoat that can go over smooth surfaces of any color, seamlessly blending with any interior décor, even wood.

PRO is IdeaPaint’s original formula and is still the most durable dry erase coating available. IdeaPaint PRO offers a limited lifetime warranty along with an initial 7 day cure time. A professional installer is required to ensure an optimal writing surface. IdeaPaint PRO is available in five core neutral colors: White, White Sand, Off White, Light Beige and Light Gray.

Does IdeaPaint CREATE have an odor?
IdeaPaint CREATE is virtually odorless. 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.

Can IdeaPaint recommend a local installer?
For most regions, yes. Email painters@ideapaint.com to find out more.

How difficult is it to apply IdeaPaint?
IdeaPaint CREATE can be installed successfully by anyone who is comfortable painting traditional latex paint. Refer to the IdeaPaint CREATE installation instructions and video in the HELP section before applying.

How long will an IdeaPaint surface last?
Each IdeaPaint CREATE kit is backed by a 10-year limited warranty that guarantees IdeaPaint will not crack, yellow, or peel. The surface is guaranteed to look just as good in 10 years as it does when first installed. Remember that the writing and erasing performance on an IdeaPaint surface is prolonged with proper maintenance and upkeep of the surface.

How can IdeaPaint be removed from the wall?
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.

What is the recommended way to clean IdeaPaint CREATE off of hands, trim boards or other surfaces?
Clean hands with soap and water. Clean any other surface by applying the acetone to a rag, then work the spill with the damp rag.

When will the IdeaPaint surface be ready for use?
IdeaPaint CREATE is ready to initially write on after 4 days. Both writing and erasing performance will improve as the IdeaPaint surface ages, even after the initial cure period.

Can an IdeaPaint CREATE surface be touched up?
Yes, an IdeaPaint CREATE surface can be touched up if needed. The patch may be slightly visible, but it will not affect writing performance. Sand the trouble spot, wipe clean and re-apply IdeaPaint CREATE in that area while feathering it in with the roller to the current IdeaPaint surface.

IdeaPaint CREATE will change the way you think about walls. But don’t take our word for it, see what our customers have to say.

Got opinions on IdeaPaint? We’d love to hear them. Email us at info@ideapaint.com.

 

@WORK

MassChallenge, Akhil Nigam, President & Founder:
Entrepreneurs’ plans and ideas are constantly evolving and whiteboarding sessions are crucial to a startup’s success. We have covered all of our walls with Ideapaint. IdeaPaint helps MassChallenge entrepreneurs stay nimble and forward-thinking, by helping them ideate, strategize and collaborate all over our space as opposed to being constrained by conference room whiteboards.

Doug Wittnebel, Principal at Gensler in San Ramon, California:
IdeaPaint is a great product for designers, architects, artists, engineers, graphic designers, software engineers, and anyone who appreciates the opportunity to move beyond the confines of paper or layout sheets.

CreatingClever, Aileen Bennett:
IdeaPaint is the surface that all creative thinkers have been dreaming about, a starting point for ideas, collaborations and a whole lot of fun.

 

@SCHOOL

Annika Levitt, 1st Grade Teacher, Kiel School, NJ:
One of the greatest professors I ever had said to me ‘you can think of teaching like an elevator; we push an elevator button and it doesn’t come down as fast as we’d like so we usually push the button again, as if pushing that button is going to make the elevator come any quicker. I often think of teaching like that – you can try to teach the same exact thing, and if it’s not clicking, it’s not going to click. But if you can grab a marker and say ‘let’s go on the wall and do it’, and it clicks, you’re not pushing that same elevator button. IdeaPaint has definitely given me different ways to teach; different approaches.

Don Carney, Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance:
Reports that resurfacing old whiteboards and chalkboards with IdeaPaint saved the District about 66% in purchase, installation, upkeep and replacement costs.

 

@Home

“I love having a space that evolves and helps me be productive. I use the IdeaPaint wall for brainstorming, keeping track of important dates, and even some playful doodling when I need a break. The kids love it as much as I do!” — Janice D.

“We couldn’t be happier with how this project turned out! Applying the paint was fast and simple, and the kids freaked out when we told them it was ok to draw on the table! It keeps them occupied for hours at a time, and that means less screen time, which is a big plus.” — Esmarelda E.

See CREATE-ivity In Action! Here are just a few examples of the countless ways to put IdeaPaint CREATE to work.

EASY TO WRITE, EASY TO ERASE

DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

Design Inspired by IdeaPaint

Capgemini

Capgemini
International consulting leader Capgemini relies upon a team-oriented environment to create the best solutions for its clients. To aid in team building and support, Capgemini designed and constructed unique facilities known as Accelerated Solutions Environments (ASEs) in order to promote collaboration, teamwork and efficient problem solving. These innovative work spaces, located all around the world, feature IdeaPaint on not only the walls, but also on columns, cabinets, break-room doors and other surfaces around the facilities.

Scotts Miracle-Gro
Scotts Miracle-Gro was one of IdeaPaint’s first customers. We think that’s appropriate since we both create environments for things to grow and flourish. Scotts headquarters is located on a gorgeous, pristine property. Management worried that the natural cedar walls would make it difficult to find interior space to paint. However, once Scotts saw IdeaPaint’s versatility, the company found many ways to put it to use. In fact, one executive painted a wall so large that he needs a classic wooden library ladder to reach all the way to the top. Apparently, that’s where he hides his best ideas!

Wolverine
An industry leader in the work boot and shoe market, Wolverine Worldwide uses IdeaPaint to help grand, “sole-ful” ideas come to fruition. Wolverine’s production and product groups strategically use IdeaPaint in work areas to help enhance idea development and ensure that plans can grow — because you never know when or where inspiration is going to strike.

Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston’s renowned Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) decided to increase usability and inspire creativity in a digital studio lounge by painting the entire 600 square foot learning space with IdeaPaint. Program Director for Digital Arts Studio Joe Douillette notes, “It’s absolutely unbelievable how the space is now a living, useful and energetic area. I feel like I was cheating the students by not having this earlier.”