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How To Use Magnetic Paint
Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer Paint is an alkyd based paint that will turn any wall into a magnetic surface. Use it to transform your wall into a bulletin board, display area for art, posters, notes or whatever can be hung by the strength of a magnet. It is made attractive to magnets by adding iron filings to the paint. Almost half the weight of the paint can be attributed to the iron particles. Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer Paint is a very dark, almost black, gray color which dries to a flat finish with a slight texture caused by the iron filings. Normally it is painted over with the wall paint used in the remainder of the room making the magnetic section nearly invisible.
Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer Paint Tips
Ventilate the room.
The odor and fumes of this paint will require the room to be well ventilated. Try using a fan placed in a window blowing out to exhaust the fumes while drawing air in from another open window in a nearby room.
Use disposable tools.
The paint is alkyd based and the recommended cleaner is xylene. Instead of trying to clean the brush, roller and roller pan use old tools that can be thrown away. To save the roller pan, first line it with aluminum foil.
Mask adjacent surfaces.
The foam roller cover used on this project caused a lot of paint specks to fall from the roller. We used Easy-Mask® tape and FrogTape® to protect the door frames and baseboards.
The iron filings will settle so stir between coats and during application.
Each quart will only cover about 16 square feet when 3 coats are applied. Measure the area you wish to cover to determine how much paint is needed.
Plan to apply multiple coats.
Multiple thin coats will build up a sufficient layer of iron filings and result in a smoother finish.
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