Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Effectiveness of Magnetic Paint

label for magnetic paintI have a home studio/office with bifold closet doors on one wall. I was going to paint a mural on it but decided to try magnetic paint with a blackboard painted top.

I painted the doors following the manufacturer's guidelines and did the suggested 3 coats, then I covered it with 2 thin coats of blackboard paint.

Small weak magnets tend to slide down. Sheet magnets adhere, probably due to the greater surface area, but only hold their own weight. Heavier, very strong magnets stick but won't hold a single piece of paper for long.

The doors look nice in black but I consider the magnetic paint from RustOleum to be a failed experiment.

The latex blackboard paint worked well.

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