Sketchpaint – User guide
- The area to be painted must be clean, dust free, dry, smooth and free of grease and detergents.
- Remove peeling paint and sand over the surface with sand paper.
- Glossed or semi-glossed surfaces should be scuffed with sandpaper.
- Clean the surface using a clean damp cloth and allow to dry.
- Mask off the area to be painted with masking tape.
Priming the Surface
- SketchPaint can be applied directly on slightly absorbent surfaces such as wood, MDF, plasterboard and MagnetPaint. Pre-treat highly absorbent mineral and wood substrates with a suitable primer.
- Two or three coats of white emulsion must be used on dark or coloured surfaces before you apply SketchPaint White.
- When using SketchPaint Transparent, begin by painting the area evenly with the colour of your choice before you apply SketchPaint Transparent.
Preparing your Area and Equipment
- SketchPaint should be applied using a short nap roller. Remove loose hairs from the roller prior to use by rinsing it under fresh running water.
- Use only one roller and tray per tin of SketchPaint; preventing hardened paint from contaminating fresh paint.
- Separate the two tins and pour the full contents of the small tin into the larger tin and mix thoroughly for around three minutes. Leave to stand for 5 minutes until most of the air bubbles have disappeared. If necessary, you can dilute to a maximum of 10% using fresh water.
- Never mix this paint with another paint.
Applying the SketchPaint
- SketchPaint must be applied within a maximum of one hour of mixing the two tins. This time may be significantly reduced if applying the paint in warm and well ventilated areas.
- Coat your roller well and roller up to the very edge of the area you want to cover. Paintbrushes should not be used.
- Coverage must be maintained at a maximum of 3m² per 0.5L tin with one coat.
- If painting a large area, have a new roller and tray ready and prepare the next tin before you finish the current one.
- Masking Tape must be removed within one hour of application; or score along the edge of the masking tape using a craft knife and peel off.
- SketchPaint will be touch dry after 24 hours, but you must allow a minimum of 5 days before writing on the surface to ensure the paint has fully cured.
- WARNING: The mixed product must not be sealed under any circumstances!
Maintaining your SketchPaint
- We recommend using Sketch Marker pens with SketchPaint. Please test other brands on erasability first.
- Use SketchCleaner Spray to remove stubborn marks. Never use chemicals or abrasive detergents to clean the area.