Attractive Paint…

Attractive Paint…

mag.jpgThe latest Edmund’s Scientifics catalog hit my mail box today and there was something that I was drawn to (pun intended). Liquid Magic Wall Magnetic Paint. It’s Acrylic Latex magnetic receptive paint, lead free and I think I’m going to get some. There’s some fun experiments to be had here for sure. I was a fan of the chalkboard paint, but they stopped selling it- but here’s how to make your own chalkboard paint, seems like the secret ingredient is powder tile grout. If you’ve used the magnetic paint, post up if was good/bad- tried to find Sarah Connor, etc…

0 thoughts on “Attractive Paint…

  1. cgil8935 says:

    Magnetic pain isn

  2. cgil8935 says:

    OK, try again. Magnetic pain isn’t anything particularly new, but it is pretty fun. In Australia Orica Dulux used to make a product called “wonderwalls” or something like that it may have been magnawalls. anyway, it was taken off the market because it wasn’t selling well enough due to the high cost. It sounds pretty similar to the paint you’re talking about here. The dulux one was a pretty good paint, about 10-12 square metres per litre, but you normally had to do at least 2 coats if you wanted to use it as an undercoat rather than a topcoat. I think on recollection it was about AU$72 for a 4 litre tin.

  3. mcgrath3 says:

    Tried this paint and it works well. Coverage was the issue. The box looked like a gallon but when we opened it there was a quart or less, anyway it really needs two coats so plan accordingly. Finished with a matching wall color and you can not tell it is even there. Not as strong as a refrigerator but does hold well.
    I bought my daughter magnetic words in a box at Border’s book store and she also prints onto magnetic paper with our printer. She cuts out pictures and hangs them on the wall.
    Definitely a cool product.

  4. JPatton says:

    Does anyone know if you could paint the backside of showerboard to make a cheap, magnetic dry-erase board?

  5. lukifer says:


  6. lukifer says:

    Argh. Mis-post below.

    I have used this to make a pin-up wall in my studio. Make sure you mix it really well or the paint will be a bit gritty. I used three or four coats under one of latex. Refrigerator magnets stick but are too weak to pin up anything more than a letter size sheet or postcard. I use rare earth magnets, they’re great! The batch I got was dark and would have required several coats of light colored latex to cover. Great stuff.

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