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How To Use Magnetic Paint
Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer Paint Tips
Using tape will leave an edge.
The paint will build up some thickness on the wall and if tape is used to mark off the area a visible ridge or edge will be left when the tape is removed. An alternative is to mark off the area you want to be magnetic and feather the paint near this boundary. The photos on page 1 show tape on the wall but it was applied just as a guide to limit the area to be painted with magnetic paint. It was painted up near to the tape but not on it to avoid leaving a distinct edge. Though it is hard to see in the photo on the right the magnetic paint blends into the wall very well, only a slight texture is seen and only at certain angles.
Topcoat to match the other walls.
The magnetic paint dries to a very flat finish which would bruise and show scuff marks very easily. Painting over it with wall paint used in the rest of the room will protect and hide it. Because the magnetic paint is very dark you might want to test the finish color to see if it will cover. As you can see in the photo to the right one finsh coat did not hide the magnetic paint, we applied three finish coats to completely hide the dark gray primer. Putting too many finish coats on top of the magnetic paint may weaken the holding power of the magnets.
Strong magnets work best.
The holding strength will be determined by the magnet.
Consider a frame.
To dress up the magnetic section and help hide where you stop and start wood moulding or another suitable framing material can be applied to create a framed area.
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