Installing Like A Pro
The secret to a perfect install is cleaning more than you think. Wipe down your wall prior to the install. Make sure there aren't any small bumps or paint drips on the wall (because those will show through). Use a wet cloth to wipe down the wall, and scratch off any small imperfections with your finger nail. No need to sand the wall... that's just a hassle. We've installed over 1000 boards, personally... and what we've found is that the more you can float the Think Board onto the wall, the easier it will be. Watch our video (even if you watch it in 2x speed...) to see our technique!
Fresh Paint offgases.
What that means, is that gas is literally coming out of your walls for a few weeks after you paint. Yup.. kind of gross. So, what we recommend is to wait at least 30 days post-painting to allow your wall to release some of these gasses. Because if not, the gasses will create bubbles underneath your Think Board :( And that's not fun. Or, worst case, it could push the entire Think Board off the wall, onto your floor. And no one wants that...
Dry Install vs Wet Install
You can peel & stick the Think Board onto any smooth surface. However, smoother surfaces require a little prep. Installing over glass or super smooth surfaces (like an old whiteboard/chalkboard) required a "wet install." Pretty much, what that means is you want to mist the surface with water prior to installing. This will help you smooth out any bubbles and helps the Think Board go on easily! Don't worry, the water will dry soon and look perfect in a few hours!
We recommend wet installs on:
• Super smooth desks/tables