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Whiteboard Paint Base Coat
Considerations when Using Other Base Coats with Whiteboard Paint
Use Satin or Eggshell Water-based Enamel
If you're not going to use the Remarkable base coat, we recommend that you use a satin or eggshell water-based enamel.
Avoid flat Paint
The reason you should avoid flat paint is that it is very absorbent. Dry erase coatings are a coating, not typical paint. A coating is meant to sit up on top of the surface and not absorb down into it.
Avoid Chemicals and Additives
Avoid things like antimicrobials, wetting and dispersing agents, deformers or rheology modifiers. All these chemicals in large amounts, especially, can cause an adverse reaction when you apply the Remarkable dry erase coating on top of it.
Get a Decent Quality Base Paint
Your base coat and your prep work matters. It's a foundation for the dry erase surface.
Avoid Polyvinyl Acetate
Make sure is that the base paint does not have Polyvinyl acetate. This is a common ingredient with some cheaper and lesser expensive things.