Adhesive Backed Also
Over Slate for Wallpaper backed
of Goods: Examine goods to assure that
pattern, color, quantity, and quality is as ordered.
of Chalkboard: MarkaWall can be installed over any properly prepared chalkboard surface.
Surfaces to be covered must be clean, smooth, dry, uniform in
color, and structurally sound.
possible, remove the frame from the mounting clips. Removing the
frame will allow for rough trimming of the wallcovering material
under the frame area, thus eliminating any possible trimming
flaws. Be careful when removing the frame, as the board might be
loose. Wallcovering trimming techniques may be used if the frame
cannot be removed.
not hang over ballpoint pen ink, wax crayon, ink marker,
oil-based stains, or any foreign matter that may bleed through.
Surface imperfections (cracks, joints, or chips) should be
filled with spackling compound or polyester body filler.
Some patching may contrast with the chalkboard surface, showing
strong light and dark colored areas. MarkaWall
wallcovering may allow show-through due to the limited amount of
opacity. Should this occur, it is recommended to use a water
barrier primer over the patched area. Tint the primer to closely
match the board color. Sand smooth any surface imperfections
such as brush marks, as they may telegraph through the dry erase
material. Scrape any tape or glue residue from the board
the surface, frames, and sills with a detergent cleaner and
rinse with clean water. Remove all particles that may come
loose during installation. Small debris will telegraph through
of Wallcovering: The material should be mounted horizontally
along the chalkboard surface. Use a run of tape above the board
or the top of the frame as the level line.
strips 1”- 2” longer and wider than the board dimensions to
allow for finish trimming around the frame and tray.
remove air and water pockets , pre-wet the chalkboard with a
soap water solution, 1/2 capful of a mild detergent (such as
dishwashing liquid), to 2 gallons of clean water. The
solution also allows for slip, or movement of the material on
the board. Use a pressurized spray bottle, like those found in
the garden department of hardware stores, to dampen the board.
larger runs, two installers are recommended. Pull at least one
foot of the backing away from the material prior to sheet
contact with the chalkboard. One installer aligns the material
to the level line and then uses a flexible wallcovering
smoother (wrapped with a soft clean cloth) to remove air and
water pockets. Use a downward and outward motion, assuring
complete adhesion to the wall. The other installer will pull
backing away from the vinyl slowly and evenly as the material
installer works closer. Apply more solution to the chalkboard if
it appears to be drying.
the material is completely rolled out, both installers should
squeegee, with the wrapped flex smoothers, all air and water
pockets from the material. The installers should work from the
center using upward, downward, and outward motions.
material at the frame and tray with a single edged razor blade
(change razor blades often) and a straight edge. Use extreme
care when trimming, so as not to cut into the writing area.
Squeegee out as much of the remaining solution from the edges as
wrap a dry, soft, and clean cloth around the flexible
wallcovering smoother and tamp down the edges. Change toweling
often, this will remove any remaining solution from the edges
and push them down tight.
the frame to the clips if the pieces were removed prior to
Do not allow any contaminates to contact the adhesive prior to
installation. Remove any debris from the adhesive with the
spray solution or finger.
Do not use metal or sharp objects on the surface, as they may
damage the material.
Be careful not to crease or bend material when handling.
Do not puncture air bubbles under the surface.
If the strip goes up unevenly, peel it off and reinstall.
up: Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with clean
toweling.Do not use abrasive cleaners.
If you have any questions about the material, stop working and
notify your supplier. We are not responsible for the appearance
and performance of wallcovering not applied according to these