HOW TO PAINT A MAGNETIC WALL
THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET CREATIVE, NO MATTER HOW SMALL YOUR SPACE, IS ALWAYS THERE.
We’ve got the perfect, crafty idea that can be changed up as many times as you like.
Instead of covering walls in framed pictures and pin boards, combine the two with a magnetic wall.
Artwork, mirrors and shelves are the go-to option when it comes to making walls feel a little more decorative but there isn’t much imagination that goes into it.
A magnetic wall is perfect for kitchens, bedrooms and home offices – basically any room you go to either be inspired or get organised.
Thankfully, there’s no need to ruin walls with blue tack stains or picture hooks in a bid to create a personalised canvas because Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer transforms any wall into a new-age pin board.
Fill it with family holiday snaps and personal mementos or apply it in the kitchen for those important ‘life admin’ reminders – from bills to children’s homework.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Basic Cleaning Equipment
Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer
Blank Wall Space
Dust Sheets / Newspaper
It is always best to make sure your wall is free from any residue, dust or other substances as these could upset your paintwork, even after it has dried.
Dust and clean the walls - For most surfaces, use a towel or a vacuum cleaner.
When painting a bathroom or kitchen, wash the walls with a solution of approximately three teaspoons of laundry detergent to one gallon of water.
Scrape any cracked or flaking paint with a paint scraper.
To get the look, apply one coat of Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer to the wall and then wait 30 minutes before applying a second coat.
For best results, apply three thin coats instead of two heavy coats and always follow the instructions on the back of can.
Allow some time for your paint to dry, 4 hours is a good amount to wait for.
Finally, apply a top coat with the emulsion of your choice to achieve your desired colour. Et voilÃ ! Your magnetic wall is complete.
STEP 5. - BONUS TIP.
If you make a mistake or have dripping or bubbling, don’t panic; you can correct just about any error with sandpaper.
Simply wait until the paint is dry (allow around 60 minutes) and sand these back, then reapply the top coat.