Have you ever wanted to transform a wall in your house into a magnetic wall but didn’t want to hang a metal board or have to paint it a funky color? We are going to show you the easiest way to transform any wall in your house, whether it be in your office or kitchen into a magnetic wall.
How to Make a Magnetic Wall:
Supplies You Need:
- Magnetic Primer
- Surface of your choice
- Paint (any color)
- Stir stick
- Sand paper (for smoothing out rough surfaces)
- Painters tape (needed if you are painting a small piece of a larger wall)
Start by cleaning off the surface you are going to paint. If you are painting a part of your wall, be sure to measure and tape off the section you want painted. If you have to sand down any bumps or rough spots, be sure to do that before you wipe the wall down with your wash cloth. This will aid in the longevity of your paint job.
While the surface dries, start prepping your magnetic primer by stirring. This can take about 10 minutes of constant stirring. You’ll want to stir until it begins to thicken slightly – you’ll be able to feel that it’s ready to go.
Start painting the magnetic primer on your wall/surface. We found, through trial and error, that if you want the magnets to actually hold items like paper or post cards, you’ll need to apply five coats of the magnetic primer. Trust us, we know that’s not what you wanted to hear, but it totally pays off in the end.
As you paint, continue to stir the paint in the can, otherwise it will start to settle and separate.
In between each coat, wait about 30 minutes for it to dry before applying the next coat.
Once your magnetic primer is completely dry, go ahead and test it with a magnet. Make sure that it has strong enough hold. At this point, you can add another coat of magnetic primer, or move on to the next step.
Mix your paint and start applying it to your surface. It took us two coats to get the look we were going for.
Enjoy your new magnetic wall!
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to use magnetic wall paint!