Modified: July 1, 2013, 9:20 am
Magnetic Wall Paint
Magnetic paint turns any wall into a magnetic-attracting space. Just like a refrigerator, the user can stick their favorite magnets onto the wall when it is finished. Magnetic wall paint can be applied to any wall just like regular paint. The beauty that allows magnetic paint to fully work is its magnetic components in the mixture. Every can contains iron particles to attract magnets.
When magnetic paint is first purchased, be sure to have the store shake up the can before leaving the store. This prevents the iron particles from settling on the bottom. Magnetic paint can be found in any paint, hardware, home improvement, or craft store. Searching online provides a wider array of different types, colors, and brands. Magnet paint should be applied with roughly three to four thick coats. Wait at least fifteen to thirty minutes in between each coat for the best results.
Amazon.com sells a can of magnetic wall paint for $23.34. This product is called “Magnamagic Magnetic Receptive Wall Paint” and it comes in one quart. Shipped and sold by Hardware World, Magnamagic Wall Paint is child-safe and non hazardous. Each can will cover 25 square feet. It was given 3.9 out of 5 stars, so users are mostly satisfied with the product. It is important to remember that the paint must be spread thickly and not too thin, or otherwise the magnetic properties will not work. Most people report 100% success with the product as long as it was applied correctly.
Another option to consider is Home Depot’s Rust-Oleum Specialty 3 oz Black Flat Magnetic Latex Primer. This item goes for $19.98 and can dry in as little as fifteen minutes. Use this primer first, then paint over it with either magnetic paint or regular paint. Using magnetic paint over magnetic primer will produce the best results. It can cover an area of up to 33 square feet. Many users reported success with the product.
Magnetic wall paint can work wonders as long as the user knows what they are doing. Applying it too quickly or sloppily will not produce the desired results. Be sure to follow all the directions and be patient for the paint to dry.