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Magnetic Wall Paint – How to Make a Magnet Wall

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall

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)
Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
Supplies you need to make a wall in your house magnetic:
Magnetic primer, Paint, Sand Paper, Paint Brush, Stirring Stick

 

Step 1:

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.

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Make sure your surface is clean. Wipe it down with a damp cloth and let it dry completely.
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You will need to stir the magnetic primer really well. To get it to be fully mixed, it took a solid 10 minutes of constant stirring.
Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
You’ll be able to feel the difference when it’s ready to be applied to your surface.

 

Step 2:

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.

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
Start painting the magnetic primer on.

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
This is one full coat of primer. It will take 5 coats of magnetic primer to have a wall that will actually hold a magnet!
Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
Let it dry for about 30-45 minutes in between each coat. Dry time will vary depending on how thick of a coat you applied.

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Step 3:

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.

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
Once your last coat of magnetic primer has completely dried, grab a magnet and test the strength of you newly painted magnetic surface.
Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
The five coats we applied worked perfectly!

 

Step 4:

Mix your paint and start applying it to your surface. It took us two coats to get the look we were going for.

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
Now it’s time to paint our new magnetic board.
Stir the paint well.
Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
Start painting over your magnetic surface.

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall

Magnetic Wall Paint - How to Make a Magnet Wall
We needed two solid coats of paint to fully cover the black.

 

Step 5:

Enjoy your new magnetic wall!

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Start sticking to-do lists and notes on your new magnetic wall!

 

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to use magnetic wall paint!

 

Ready to start crafting? Here is a list of supplies you’ll need to get you going!
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Comments

  1. AvatarKelsie says

    Did it take you the full can to do this? I am thinking about doing the upper half of a 10ft wall. Just wanting to know how many cans of magnetic paint I would need.

    THanks!

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