How to paint a Wall with Dry-Erase Properties

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Wed, Mar 6, 2024 @ 08:03 AM



How to Paint a CYC Wall with Dry Erase Properties

Transform your space into a dynamic, creative hub by painting your CYC (Cyclorama) wall with dry-erase properties. This advanced DIY project will allow you to jot down ideas, storyboard, or have an enormous canvas for your imagination! Before we begin, ensure you have gathered all necessary materials and are ready to follow the safety guidelines.

Materials Needed:

  • Monobond Stick to Anything Prime Coat (Matte Finish)
  • Permashield 200 (Two-Part high-performance fast cure polyurea)
  • Protective eyewear
  • Rubber or latex gloves
  • Roller or sprayer for application
  • Mixing equipment for two-part coating
  • Clean rags for any spills
  • Ventilation equipment (window fans, standalone fans)


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Step-by-Step Guide:

Step 1: Preparation

Ensure the wall is clean, dry, and free from previous coatings, dust, or debris. Set up proper ventilation in the room since you'll be working with chemical products.

Step 2: Primer Application

Start with a coat of Monobond Stick to Anything Prime Coat. Utilize a roller or sprayer for even application, ensuring you cover every inch of the wall evenly. Allow the primer to dry according to the manufacturer's specifications.

Step 3: Mix Permashield 200

Prep the Permashield 200 by mixing it as per the manufacturer's instructions. This is a two-component system, so accuracy is crucial for the mixture's effectiveness.

Step 4: First Coat of Permashield 200

Once mixed, apply the first coat of Permashield 200 using a sprayer or roller. This product has fast-curing properties but ensures sufficient time for it to dry to the touch.

Step 5: Second Coat of Permashield 200

After the first coat is dry, apply a second coat for optimal durability and dry-erase properties. Allow the coat to dry thoroughly for 24 hours.

Step 6: Acceleration (Optional)

If the environment is between 50-70°F, you may accelerate the curing process of Permashield 200 to return the wall to service the same day. Follow the manufacturer’s guide for this procedure.

                      See Technical Data for Monobond Prime Coat

              See Technical Data for Permashield 200

Safety Precautions:

  • Always wear eye goggles to protect your eyes during the entire process.
  • Use rubber or latex gloves while handling and applying the chemicals.
  • Ensure good ventilation to prevent inhalation of any hazardous fumes.
  • Follow all manufacturer’s guidelines for safety during the application and curing of the dry-erase coating.

Dry Erase Use and Maintenance:

  • Allow the final coat to cure fully before using the wall as a dry-erase surface.
  • Only use recommended dry-erase markers on the finished wall.
  • For cleaning, use a soft cloth and designated dry-erase board cleaner to avoid damaging the dry-erase properties.


By using high-quality products like Monobond Primer and Permashield 200, you're equipping your wall with superior resistance to abrasion, staining, and UV light while enjoying the functional benefits of a dry-erase wall. Whether in a creative studio, office, or home, your new wall is sure to be the center of productivity and creativity. Enjoy your larger-than-life canvas!


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Topics: Coating a CYC Wall