Q. What's the difference between IdeaPaint Create and Pro Products?
A. CREATE Clear and White are our commercial grade products that can be used for work, school and home applications. CREATE can be applied by any adult, anywhere and the space does not need to be vacated. CREATE is a low odor, low VOC, isocyanate free formulation. CREATE has a 10-year limited warranty. PRO Clear and White are our industrial grade products that are suited for the toughest and most demanding environments, such as schools, hospitals, and very high use conference rooms. PRO requires professional installation in unattended buildings. PRO has a lifetime limited warranty.
Q. What do I need to know in order to apply IdeaPaint Create Clear?
A. CREATE Clear 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 (above).
Please Note: CREATE Clear should not be applied over over oil or alkyd based top coats or primers. These will cause yellowing to occur.
CREATE CLEAR should be applied over a 100% acrylic top coat in an eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish. DO NOT apply CREATE Clear over top coats containing vinyl, oil or alkyd. To see approved top coat paints please see our preferred paints and primers list. If applying CREATE Clear over over any top coat not on our prefered paints and primers list or any top coat with a flat or matte finish, apply 1 coat of a recommended clear primer.
Q. Can Create Clear be applied over an existing wall color?
A. CREATE Clear can go over an existing wall color if the existing paint is clean and in good condition, has an eggshell, satin, semi-gloss or gloss finish, and if it is one of our recommended base coat paints. If the base coat paint is not one of our recommended paints or the base coat finish is flat or matte, apply 1 coat of a recommended clear primer. Performance and durability cannot be guaranteed if not.
Q. What surfaces can I use IdeaPaint Clear on?
A. Chalkboard, Aluminum, Wood, Plastic, Any color semi gloss latex paint