My Dear Daughter likes to shove her magnets under the fridge and dishwasher, the only two magnetic surfaces in the house. Time to make a magnet board somewhere else! Save the magnets!
The trick to making a magnetic surface is to find a base that is perfectly FLAT. In this project, I covered a smooth flat panel of laminate, partial surfaces of several doors in the house, and the inside of two cupboard doors. That toasted a whole can of the magnetic paint.
After covering my work surface with plastic, I cracked the magnetic paint. The smell was overwhelming! Ventilate well. Looking in the jar reminded me of peanut butter separating in the jar... a big lump of paint surrounded by greasy liquid. It took quite a bit of stirring to make the consistency smooth and even. I poured the whole jar in the paint tray and continued stirring during use as the directions suggested.
For this project, the object of the game was SMOOTH. I purchased a special smooth foam roller to apply the material without lines or texture. Each swipe of the roller did not spread out far. I was careful to smooth any lines that appeared on the surface before they dried.
The jar suggested 3 thin layers, applied at intervals of a half hour. I followed the directions very carefully since I had never used it before.
First, I made sure I had enough to cover DD's magnet board.
Next, I picked a couple of cupboard doors to paint. I wanted to get some of the clutter off the fridge.
Last, I picked a few flat bedroom doors to paint, making a spot to leave people notes. I also covered the top half of a closet door in my craft room to house my magnetic poetry.
The great part about this magnetic paint is that you can paint a topcoat over it. This white door will look better after a second coat! For DD's magnet board, I used a color to blend with the wall. The final result is a big area of magnetized play space, far away from the appliances!
This project was easy and a lot of fun. I finished all these steps in one afternoon, and had the magnets up the same evening.
Thank you for following, see you on the next one!