How to Apply Smark

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1. Surface Preparation

Prior to application, the surface should be clean, dry and free from dirt, stains and other contaminants. Smark!® will only be as smooth as the surface you apply it to. Repair any wall divots, holes, scratches, or bumps with spackle or joint compound. If the wall is textured, sand it smooth. Prior to applying Smark!®, be sure to prime or paint any repaired area. Clearly define and tape off the area to be Smarked with blue painter’s tape. DO NOT attempt to stretch product beyond square footage listed on the box.

2. Mixing

Pour all of the Pour Me (Activator) can contents into the Fill Me (Base) can and stir thoroughly for two minutes. Mix thoroughly with enclosed mixing stick.

Once the material is mixed you will have approximately 45 minutes to apply Smark!® . Temperatures above 85°F (30°C) and 75% relative humidity will shorten working time.

3. Application

Smark!® can be rolled or brushed. Rolling: Use the enclosed 3/16” nap, woven, shed-resistant roller cover. Brushing: Use a high-quality synthetic bristle brush. Avoid Smark!® making contact with skin. Wear protective gloves, clothing and safety glasses. Refer to SDS within smarkpaint.com for more info.

  • Pour mixed contents into a paint tray.
  • Wet your roller completely in the paint tray. Saturate the cover but avoid overloading it.
  • Roll the entire area to be coated; using an up and down motion, start in the far corner rolling straight downward and then upward making a W. Avoid overloading the roller or rolling too fast.
  • Back roll using the W motion. Look for sags (runs) and roller marks; lightly roll over these areas to blend coating.
  • Repeat this process until your entire surface is coated.
  • Avoid “over-working” or “touching up” an area. This can cause the coating to become too thin over the surface.
  • Repeat this process until your entire surface is coated.
  • Avoid “over-working” or “touching up” an area. This can cause the coating to become too thin over the surface.

4. Dry Time

Dry to touch time is approximately 4-6 hours. Product will be completely dry and can be used in 24-48 hours. Drying times were recorded at 77°F (25°C) and 50% relative humidity. Lower temperatures and humidity will extend the dry and cure times.

For optimum performance, allow product to fully cure for 72 hours prior to using any standard dry erase marker on the new surface.

5. Surface Cleaning

Dry erase ink can sometimes be difficult to erase, especially when left on a surface for a long period of time. Clean these spots with any standard dry erase spray cleaner. A damp microfiber cloth and water can also be used. Red and pink dry erase markers typically require dry erase spray cleaners for complete removal.

6. Application Tool Cleanup

Application Tools: Allow used roller cover and paint brush to dry before disposing.
Mixed Product Disposal: Allow mixed product to fully harden before disposal. Dispose of all hardened, unused or unwanted product in accordance with all applicable federal, state & local regulations.

7. Handling & Storage

Keep product stored in temperature ranges of 50°F – 85°F (10°C-30°C). Keep away from excessive heat above 95°F (35°C). Keep from freezing.

Shelf Life (unopened): 24 months from date of manufacture.

8. Health & Safety

Use in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after use. Do not take internally. Skin Contact: Thoroughly wash with soap and warm water before the coating dries. Eye Contact: Rinse with clean water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention. Inhalation: Use in well-ventilated areas. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention. Refer to SDS within smarkpaint.com for more health, safety and handling information.

VOC: <50 g/L

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the surface I apply Smark!® to need to be smooth?

The smoother the surface the better the product applies. We recommend sanding the surface to make it as smooth as possible. This will give you the best possible surface to write on.

How long do I have to paint the wall once I mix the product?

You have 45 minutes to paint your surface. This should be more than enough time. If you are planning on using it on more than one surface then make sure your plan is solid.

Do I need to wear gloves?

We would recommend it. It’s pretty darn sticky.

Do I really need to mix the product for 3 minutes?

Yes, This is science people. Also make sure you stir the bottom and sides of the can as well. Lets not leave any Smark!® unstirred.

What is up with the name Smark!®?

We wanted to come up with a clever name that people would ask about. Also, our plan for global domination includes Smark!® becoming a verb. Now, go Smark!® that wall.

What if I forgot to remove the tape and it is stuck to the wall?

We can fix this. First you need to slap your hand and tell yourself it won’t happen again. Next, get a razor or some other sharp object thing and cut the tape away slowly. Try not to damage the wall or you might have to slap your hand again.

Got any data sheets for Smark!®?

Actually, we do!
Download the Product Data Sheet (PDF 96 KB)
Download the English Base Safety Data Sheet (PDF 305 KB)
Download the English Activator Safety Data Sheet (PDF 328 KB)
Download the French Base Safety Data Sheet (PDF 174 KB)
Download the French Activator Safety Data Sheet (PDF 180 KB)

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