Getting started

Dulux Professional DryErase™ is only for application by professional applicators on prepainted surfaces and suitably prepared new surfaces.

The product will only be as smooth as the surface it is painted on, so make sure the surface is of good quality and prepared according to the instructions.

Use Dulux Professional DryErase™ in rooms that are maintained at temperatures between 20° and 30° and below 85% relative humidity.

Measure the area to be painted, height x width = square metres.

Dulux Professional DryErase™ is formulated to provide coverage up to the indicated size on your kit by ensuring sufficient film build is attained. DO NOT overspread, as this will reduce product performance.


Preparation guide

FOR DULUX PROFESSIONAL DryErase
Ventilate:
Open doors and windows to ensure good ventilation
For further product or application advice or a Safety Data Sheet contact Dulux Customer Service AUST 13 23 77, NZ 0800 800 424

 

Product
Surface type Preparation
Topcoat
Professional
DryErase
Clear Coat
New surface

Wipe with a clean dry cloth to remove any dust. Applyone coat of Dulux Professional Total Prep®, according to product instructions.

For set plaster apply Dulux Sealer Binder or Dulux Professional Water Based Sealer Binder followed by Dulux Professional Total Prep.

Prior to applying Dulux Professional DryErase Clear, apply a water based low sheen, semi-gloss, or gloss topcoat, in the colour of your choice, according to product instructions.

Do not use an oil based topcoat.

Dulux Professional DryErase Clear performs best over a semi-gloss, or gloss finish. For the best performance of Dulux Professional DryErase do not paint over a flat or matte finish.

  Pre-painted surface

If surface is in sound condition wipe with a clean dry cloth to remove any dust. No primer required.

For surfaces that require preparation:

  • Repair any divots, scratches, or bumps on the wall by filling them.
  • If the wall is textured, sand it smooth – or, for heavy texture use a level 5 finish.
  • Next apply one coat of Dulux Professional Total Prep Acrylic, according to product instructions.
  • Dulux Professional Dry Erase will only be as smooth as the surface you apply it to.

Dulux Professional Dry Erase Clear performs best over a semi gloss or gloss finish, though can be used over a low sheen finish. For the best performance of Dulux Professional Dry Erase do not paint over a flat or matte finish.

Prior to applying Dulux Professional Dry Erase Clear, if required, apply a water based, semi-gloss or gloss topcoat, in the colour of your choice, according to product instructions. Do not use an oil based topcoat.

Important
Apply all prepcoats and topcoats with a 5-8mm nap roller sleeve for the least amount of roller stipple. Allow all coatings to fully dry for 24 hours prior toapplying Dulux Professional DryErase.    
Product
Surface type Preparation
Topcoat
DryErase White Coat and Black Coat
New surface

Wipe with a clean dry cloth to remove any dust. Applyone coat of Dulux Professional Total Prep®, according to product instructions.

For set plaster apply Dulux Sealer Binder or Dulux Professional Water Based Sealer Binder followed by Dulux Professional Total Prep.

Dulux Professional DryErase White and Black can be applied directly to properly primed surface.
  Pre-painted surface

If surface is in sound condition wipe with a clean dry cloth to remove any dust. No Primer required, except when applying Dulux Professional DryErase White Coat over dark colours. For best coverage over dark colours apply one coat of Dulux Professional Total Prep before applying Dulux Professional DryErase White Coat.

For surfaces that require preparation:

  • Repair any divots, scratches, or bumps on the wall by filling them.
  • If the wall is textured, sand it smooth – or, for heavy texture use a level 5 finish.
  • Next apply one coat of Dulux Professional Total Prep Acrylic, according to product instructions.
  • Dulux Professional Dry Erase will only be as smooth as the surface you apply it to.

Dulux Professional DryErase White and Black performs best over a semi-gloss or gloss finish. For the best performance of Dulux Professional DryErase do not paint over a flat or matte finish.

Do not apply Dulux Professional DryErase over an oil based topcoat or primer.

Important
Apply all prepcoats and topcoats with a 5-8mm nap roller sleeve for the least amount of roller stipple. Allow all coatings to fully dry for 24 hours prior toapplying Dulux Professional DryErase.    

Instructions

DULUX PROFESSIONAL DryErase

APPLY BY ROLLER. DO NOT SPRAY.

Ventilate: Open doors and windows to ensure good ventilation

Protect: Follow all safety precautions outlined on the PART A and PART B cans.

For further product or application advice or a Safety Data Sheet contact Dulux Customer Service Aus: 13 23 77 NZ: 0800 800 424


Mix

DO NOT SHAKE CANS.

  1. Pour contents of Part B into Part A.
  2. Stir thoroughly with broad flat stirrer (provided) for 1 minute.
  3. Loosely place the lid back on the can and wait for 2 minutes before using.
  4. Once mixed you have 2 hours to apply.

Application

YOU HAVE 2 HOURS TO APPLY

  1. Dulux Professional DryErase dries quickly. Apply in sections up to 1 metre wide by the
    entire height.
  2. Cut in edges using a small 4-5mm short nap microfibre roller.
  3. Dulux Professional DryErase is applied in a two coat process:
    For areas up to 5m2: Pour half of the mixed product into the tray and apply the first coat of Dulux Professional DryErase over the area (up to 5m2) with the roller sleeve provided. The first layer should be a thin, consistent coat over the whole area being coated. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes for this first coat to dry. During this time, wrap the roller in a cling wrap plastic or foil to keep the roller moist. Also cover the tray with cling wrap plastic or foil to avoid it drying out or wipe the tray clean before adding remaining mixture. Pour remaining mixture into the tray and apply the second coat. The first coat may be slightly tacky after 30 minutes but can still be overcoated. The pot life will be 2 hours depending on conditions. Ensure that the 2 coats are completed within the pot life of the product.
    For areas between 5mto 10m2:
    Mix one kit and use this to apply one even first coat over the entire area (up to a maximum of 10m2). Allow a minimum of 30 minutes (or a max of 24 hrs) to dry prior to applying the second coat with a new fresh kit.
    For areas greater than 10m2:
    Mix one kit at a time and use this to apply one even first coat over the first 10m2 area. Use an additional kit for every 10m2 until all of the area being painted has one even first coat. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes (or a max of 24 hrs) to dry prior to applying the second coat.
  4. Be sure to overlap sections 5-10cms – and back-roll the overlap for complete, consistent coverage.
  5. Ensure a new roller sleeve (supplied) and new tray liner is used for every kit mixed or applied 10m2 of product. This will avoid any possible cross contamination.
  6. Use good lighting when applying in order to ensure even coverage.

Clean up after application

At the completion of your wall, any masking tape used should be removed immediately – ideally while Dulux Professional DryErase is still wet, and clean up.

If you have drips on the carpet or skirting board, use water to clean those spots as soon as possible. For stubborn stains use Diggers Isopropyl Alcohol. If you get it on your hands wash immediately with soap and water.

If you are unable to remove tape before Dulux Professional DryErase dries, score the edges with safety knife before removing the tape.


Use

Allow 7 days to fully cure before using.

Your finished Dulux Professional DryErase surface will have slight “orange-peel” texture; this is normal and will not affect the performance or erasability of Dulux Professional DryErase. It is safe to use most dry erase style whiteboard markers on the Dulux Professional DryErase surface.

Do not use EXPO® pink whiteboard markers, red whiteboard crayons or Crayola® dry erase markers. It is advisable to test novelty markers in an inconspicuous area first. Some novelty markers (for example “fluoro” markers) require wet-wipe removal.

Please refer to the specific novelty marker instructions for removal.

 

Diggers is a registered trade mark of Recochem Inc. EXPO® is a registered trade mark of Newell Brands. Crayola® is a registered trade mark of Crayola.


Important

Applying the Dulux Professional DryErase over a semi gloss or gloss acrylic coat will deliver the best holdout and maximise performance of the top coat.

Only apply Dulux Professional DryErase with the supplied roller sleeve, ensuring you remove any lint before beginning.

Use a new roller sleeve with each new kit and dispose of used sleeve.

Use Dulux Professional DryErase in rooms that are maintained at temperatures between 20°C and 30°C and below 85% relative humidity.