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Magnetize Any Surface


Make Any Surface Magnetic

Did you realize that you can convert any painted wall or door into a surface that attracts magnets? Rust-Oleum makes a primer which you can apply to any paint-able surface including wood, drywall, plaster, metal masonry, and more. This primer contains iron particles, which attract magnets.

Now there’s no more need to worry about damaging walls with tacks, push pins or tape. Your child’s artwork, a grocery list, ‘honey-do’ list, important appointment, reminders, and more can easily be posted. You can simply use decorative magnets to hold up any pictures, notes, posters, and papers. Any door in the house can be converted into a communications center with reminders and messages you can easily attach without damaging the door.

For an added feature to your special communications center, you could topcoat using chalkboard paint, giving you a surface that will provide a surface for written chalk reminders or notes.

Magnetize Any Surface

Applying The Primer

Apply 3 thin coats of Magnetic Primer, allowing thirty minutes of drying time between each coat. Then apply a final coat or two of you desired finish paint. A one quart can of Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer can cover up to 16 square feet.

Tips When Applying

The magnetic particles in this paint will tend to settle at the bottom of the can, so it’s important to make sure that it is well mixed before using. First, get the can mixed with a paint shaker, but continue to mix by hand occasionally while you paint. You may need to actually scrape the stuck on particles from the bottom of the can to make sure everything gets well mixed.

This paint has a strong odor, so be sure to use it in a well ventilated area. Once you get your top finish coat on, the odor will subside. Always wear gloves while painting. This paint works best when applied to a smooth surface, with a smooth 1/4″ foam roller.

Strong and lightweight magnets tend to stick best to this paint. However, if using for a child’s room, be careful to avoid using small, powerful magnets that a child could swallow, they are a health hazard. There is a line of Magnetic letters, numbers, and toys called Mellisa & Doug which is a good choice for a kids room.

Magnetize Any Surface
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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

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