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Is Chalkboard Paint Magnetic?

13 July 2009 No Comment

magnetic-challboard-paintMany people have heard about both chalkboard and magnetic paint. These paints have the ability to give your walls a unique look. Chalkboard paint will allow children to write on the walls with no problems. Magnetic paints give the ability to stick objects on the wall.

With the popularity of these two paints, people often get confused and believe that chalkboard paint is magnetic. This is not true, if you want your chalkboard paint to be magnetic, you will have to combine the two paints together.

Generally you will apply the magnetic paint first and apply around 3 different coats. Once this has dried, then you can pain the chalkboard paint over it. The end result is a magnetic wall that you will have the ability to write on.

When planning on converting your wall into a magnetic chalkboard, it is important to note that you will not need to use expensive magnetic primer, as what’s usually recommended. A regular primer should be applied to the wall first. This will work out cheaper compared to the magnetic, so you will save yourself a couple of dollars.

Before using the primer, it is important to clean the surface properly. This is to ensure that you end up with a smooth finish. The primer will also need to be mixed properly before it is applied.

The primer should be applied in such a way that you will end up with a smooth and even surface. Once the primer has dried properly it is now time to apply the magnetic paint. Three coats of magnetic paint should be applied to the wall. This should be done in a uniform pattern. 30 minutes should be given before another coat is applied to the wall.

Finally it is now time to apply the chalkboard paint. The wall should be allowed to cure overnight as this will allow you to use less paint. The chalkboard paint should be applied evenly and smoothly. You can use one or two coats to get the best results.

Once this is finished you will now have a surface that not only can be written on, but the wall will also be magnetic.

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