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Dry Erase-Plus Overlay Installation Guidelines  

Thank you for your purchase of our Dry Erase-Plus   product.

You have made a wise and economic choice that will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

JML’s Dry Erase products are versatile in both use and installation.  Up to 100' long!

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Dry Erase Skin Overlay

Please allow product to achieve room temperature for 24 hrs before installing.

Tools needed: Cordless power screw driver, screw bits, soft cotton cloth, j-roller or plastic flat edge applicator, tape measure, pencil and non-marking eraser (or painter's tape, or light laser markers), sharp retractable safety utility knife (to cut skin), safety eyewear, and cotton gloves (to protect hands from product edges).

1)  Clean, smooth, and lightly mark (using an erasable pencil, tape, or laser line) the wall surface where the top or bottom of the surface will be applied (wall paint and surfaces need to be dry and cured before covering).

2)  Unroll 4 feet of the surface against the wall leaving the backing on. (Always keep the product from kinking).

3)  Match the surface edge to the markings.

4)  Once aligned, peel back 2 inches of the backing to expose the starting edge and rub the upper corner onto the wall surface. Re-check alignment.  Apply the starting vertical edge allowing the product to naturally hang.  Keep unapplied product ~30 degrees (a slight angle) from the surface.  Note: be careful not to touch the pre-applied adhesive side (this may leave finger prints on transparent materials); you may desire to start the edge before the marked starting point or wall corner and trim off the portion with a sharp retractable knife a the starting point.)

*5a)  For Painted Surfaces:  Use the Application J-Roller, or a soft cotton cloth, with medium pressure, apply the surface to the wall.  Press on the dry erase surface to the wall or board applying about 1/4" - 1/2" on each pass. Apply up to the pulled back release liner without pressing on the release liner. Continue peeling back ~2 inches at a time and roll-on until length is applied.

*5b)  For Smooth, Non-Painted, Surfaces  (chalkboards, dry erase boards, metal, Plexiglas, glass, etc.): Mist the non-painted surface with an ammonia based glass cleaner (like Windex with Ammonia-D).  Peel off ~2 feet of the release-liner (backing) and press on the surface, slowly pull a wet-tipped squeegee over the dry erase surface removing any moisture under the dry erase surface. Repeat until length is applied.

6)  Trim any excess width, length, or cut shape. Wipe down the surface with a water wet cotton cloth, and buff dry to remove any residue on the surface. Firmly rub the surface with a soft cotton cloth to insure adhesion.  (shipping and other residue on the surface may cause dry erase markings to bead or make markings stick.)

To aid in installation on 48" stock-material, the surface is 2" wider than 48" (total 50") and the total received length may be slightly longer than amount shown on the order form.  This will accommodate for field trimming and to also address wall-corner variations.

7)  Enjoy the Best Dry Erase Surface Available!

 

Daily Cleaning: Use a soft cotton cloth or similar eraser to remove all unwanted dry erase markings, crayon markings, and the like.  If there are dry erase markings that have become too hard for an eraser, simply mist the markings with regular tap water to and wipe clean.

Deep Cleaning: Use a water dampened soft cotton cloth to remove dry erase markings and most water-based residues; use isopropyl to remove permanent marker and most oil-based residues. If you encounter a marking that you are having some difficulty in quickly removing, please call us toll-free so we can assist you in quickly cleaning your Dry Erase-Plus surface.

Note: Regular dry erase board cleaners are not needed! These cleaners may leave residue on your state-of-the-art Dry Erase-Plus surface and inhibit the ease of writing and erasing. The use of such cleaners will not harm your Dry Erase-Plus surface, use a water damp cloth to remove any residue if needed.

Notes:

The transparent overlay skin is 4 mils thick which is about twice as thick as competitive surfaces. It is also flexible enough to be rolled and will easily contour to your room's inside and outside corners. The surface is also available in white and with a magnetic backing (see below for additional information on installing magnetic surface and on installing over existing dry erase boards and chalkboards).   Notice:  JML Products and Design, it's employees, agents, and owners are not responsible for damages and/or injuries resulting from handling, installing, or using any products or materials supplied, recommended, or used. These instructions are for installations over existing stable materials that can accept the additional weight and use of the product. These are only guidelines and do not cover all circumstances or potential events. If you have any concerns or if you are not fully aware of potential dangers, please contact a qualified installer. If the terms in this installation guide are not agreeable, return the undamaged materials and supplies for a full product refund.

We recommend reviewing the instructions and calling the toll-free help-line with any questions at least 24 hours before installation.

 

Please inspect contents before accepting shipment. Note all crate and content damage on the delivery slip before signing. If you are unable to inspect before signing please write "Accepted Sight Unseen" on the delivery slip. All shipments are insured against shipping damage; contact JML prior to installation if you see any shipping damages.

 

Our crating is designed to both protect the product and to help the environment. Please reuse the crating / tube if possible. The product and crating / tube may have sharp edges thereby requiring the use of gloves throughout the uncrating and installation process. Please use caution when using any power tool like power screwdrivers.

Please exercise extreme caution and awareness during any installation project. 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnetic Board Overlay

The following steps are easily completed by two physically able, qualified, and knowledgeable individuals using the supplied materials, the listed tools, and installing over a clean and dry chalkboard or similar surface.  The volunteer crew in the pictures below found the install quicker and easier than the removal of an old board and putting up a new one.

Caution: Since you will be working on an enclosed wall, be aware of electrical, plumbing, and other components in the wall before drilling so these objects are not disturbed or otherwise compromised. Remember that the magnetic dry erase board contains a metal backing and will conduct electricity that may or will result in harm or death. Electrical cords are not recommended during this installation process.  Notice: JML Products and Design, it's employees, agents, and owners are not responsible for damages and/or injuries resulting in handling, installing, or using any products or materials supplied, recommended, or used. These instructions are for installations over existing stable materials and open wall cores. These are only guidelines and do not cover all circumstances or potential events. If you have any concerns or if you are not fully aware of potential dangers, please contact a qualified installer. If the terms in this installation guide are not agreeable, return the undamaged materials and supplies for a full product refund.

We recommend reviewing the instructions and calling the toll-free help-line with any questions at least 24 hours before installation.

Please exercise extreme caution during any installation project.

Cutting the product:

        Tools needed: Gloves, Protective Eyewear, Retractable Knife, Circular Saw with a combination blade.

  1. If the surface is magnetic without a backing board, cut the metal and surface with at the same time with a metal sheer.

  2. If the skin is mounted to a board, cut the skin with a retractable knife at least 1/8" back from the desired cut on the board and remove the cut skin so the saw will not cut the skin. Cut the metal and board with a combination circular saw blade so that the blade will cut the metal before cutting the board.

Tools needed for installation: Cordless power screw driver, screw bits, a counter-sink bit (or a similar device for flush mounting screws), stud finder, caulking gun, flat blade for smoothing glue, knife (to open the tube of adhesive), safety eyewear, and gloves (to protect hands from board edges).

Step 1

Secure the existing chalkboard flat against the wall using screws into counter-sink areas so that the screw heads are flush or below the chalkboard surface. (Step number 1 may be optional if the chalkboard is flat and secure against the wall without the molding pieces around the chalkboard. Use appropriately long screws to correctly enter the wall's studs.  Note: The dry erase board will cover the existing chalkboard surface; therefore, any screw heads on the chalkboard surface will not be accessible for the screws to be removed at a later time; an alternative is to add additional screws into the wall studs during step 5 to better secure the board. The dry erase overlay will look and function at its best on a smooth and flat (non-bowed) surface.)  If the chalkboard is flat, attach additional screws into the wall studs to accommodate the additional dry erase board weight if needed; this may also be achieved in step 5 by using a length of screw long enough to securely enter the studs when mounting the parameter of the dry erase board.  (If the chalkboard has a spline over the edges of two chalkboard pieces butted together and you wish to remove it to overlay a single dry erase surface, carefully remove the spline so the chalkboard surfaces are not gouged or damaged.)   Caution: The chalkboard must be secured against the wall without the support of the screws holding the molding in place before proceeding to step 2.  Estimated time 5 minutes*.

                                                                                   

Step 2

Remove molding around secured chalkboard.  Note: the chalkboard must be securely in position without the support of the molding screws before the molding is removed. Estimated time 3 minutes*.

                                                                                        

Step 3

After filling in any holes or gouges, wipe down the board to remove any dust or oily residue. Cover all exposed screw heads with  adhesive to minimize any screw-head movement. (If there is a gap from a removed spline, fill the gap with the adhesive.)  If you are painting the surface to a specific color, be sure the paint is cured before continuing.  The existing board surface needs to be smooth, clean, dry, and stable. Estimated time 4 minutes*.                

                                                   

Step 4

Apply appropriate adhesive to the board and press on the sheet metal. While holding in place, screw the corners of the metal to the correct position on the chalkboard.  Attach screws into the area that will be covered by the molding. Install enough screws to hold the metal into the chalkboard.     Estimated time 3 minutes*.  

 

Step 5

Continue with the installation as shown above in "Dry Erase Skin Overlay".            

                                                                

Step 6

Attach the molding with screws.  Caution: all edges must be covered by molding to protect from injury, even if molding was not originally on the chalkboard.  Estimated time 4 minutes*.                                                                            

 

Step 7

Wipe the surface with a water damp cotton towel and then buff the surface with a dry cotton towel to remove any shipping residue. (Shipping residue on the surface may cause markings to bead up. The residue can be removed by rubbing the surface with a soft cotton cloth.)

 

Step 8

Excellent job! Enjoy your premium quality Dry Erase-Plus Dry Erase Board!  

 

 

 

 

 

*Based on installing a 3 1/2' x 16' dry erase board. The estimated times may take longer on first time installations or on non-screw trim, irregular trim, missing molding/trim, or irregular chalkboard surfaces.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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