Magnetic paint: does it work? | Superholly

Magnetic paint: does it work? | Superholly


Magnetic paint Does it work? Is it worth it? Will I even use it? I’ve got answers for you. I painted this magnetic chalkboard wall a few years ago using “Rust-Oleum” magnetic paint primer and “Rust-Oleum” chalkboard paint on top. I used an entire 30 ounce can on this area applying extra coats in the middle. We’ve really enjoyed making murals and doodling on our chalkboard but I don’t think we’d really taken advantage of the magnetic factor until recently. The magnetic primer does work but isn’t nearly as strong of a magnet as say, the refrigerator. Let’s do some testing to see what works and what doesn’t. We’ll start our test with this soccer ball clamp magnet. It’s clunky and kind of heavy and the actual magnet part is relatively small. Nothing. Let’s move on to these little guys they aren’t particularly strong but the entire back is magnet. Nice. Now this seahorse is a little bit heavier, and he doesn’t even stick all that well on the fridge. That wasn’t surprising. Let’s try these tiny magnets that are so strong, you can throw them at the fridge and they stick. Excellent. So can any of the magnets that actually stick hold paper? Not these… but the little guys can. What about cardstock paper? Even with the stronger of these small magnets, as you can see, it’s not happening. But the tiny ones? Success story! As I went about finding a way to try to take advantage of the magnetic factor on the wall I discovered that these two little Mexican dolls hung on really well and that made me think that magnet pictures would be absolutely ideal. So I did a little online research and found this company called “Sticky9” who printed out a bunch of my pictures and this is how they turned out. I went with this company because they had the option to print the pictures a little bit bigger and I was able to score a 20% discount for a promotion that they had going on but there’s a lot of different companies. Definitely look around. I love, love, love this way to display one of my favorite things… pictures. So all in all I would definitely say that magnetic paint is worth it. Using it in conjunction with chalkboard paint I think is ideal because you have the option to draw on the wall and then when you get sick of your little doodles, you can move on to a beautiful display like this one. Hope you guys found this video helpful. Thanks for watching. Bye!

51 Comments

  • Xochitl Ruiz says:

    Hello Holly in spanish please hahaha

  • Xochitl Ruiz says:

    awww las muñequitas mexicanas

  • Xochitl Ruiz says:

    me encantoooooooo

  • Xochitl Ruiz says:

    En serio? Wow que honor me encantó igual entiendo pero me gusta mas en español no hay como estar en conexión ♡ gracias Holly

  • nena calista says:

    hola

  • Mtz Liz says:

    Amazing!!

  • gloria perez says:

    por favor ..en español…te lo agradeceria mucho…en eso ando pintando una pared para mi niña

  • gloria perez says:

    ups!!! y en dnd puedo conseguir los magnetis chiquititos…

  • Eugenio Hernandez says:

    porfa subela en espanol!!!!!!

  • just Random says:

    Make it yourself. Yust mix 500um iron powder 1:1 (weight) to primer paint. Just don`t let it stand around and mix it very well… Much cheaper than premixed stuff.

  • bloodstream says:

    Any idea on how long will it stay magnetic?

  • Fernball21 says:

    Super helpful video!

  • William Todd says:

    Great update. I used the chalkboard paint last year and recoated a 2' x 3' chalkboard I have in my shop. It worked great, and still works great. I didn't know…or rather the store didn't have the magnetic paint in stock at the time or I would have use it prior to the chalkboard paint. Its nice to have a way to keep plans on the wall while working in the shop.

    The only issue I have is the ridiculous price for a 1 pint can, other than that it does work great. I've been tempted to put a board together and try the dry erase paint and see how well it works…and do the magnetic paint on it as well.

  • Maddy Santamaria says:

    Oh my god!!!! I love this!!! New subscriber!

  • ad1kurniawan says:

    nice job holly. i just about watch ur chalkboard vid before. 👍👍👍👍

  • Acelia Castaneda says:

    Where did you get the tiny super strong ones?

  • Don Coleman says:

    MAGNETS are not all created equal. And if you are making a chalk board, you could just use a piece of sheetmetal. You can frame the chalk board with anything from the craft store using hot glue or something like E6000 glue.
    There is magnetic was paint that you actually can use to hang a collage of portraits and paintings. Arrange and rearrange at your hearts desire.

  • L. Ostrovsky says:

    subscribed!! love this!

  • Dee W. says:

    Hi. Can this hold a toy race car?

  • Brittany Anderson says:

    wow love it !!!

  • Nick Geo says:

    What about something like the the colorful alphabet letters for kids? I'm building a playroom for my kids and they have a million of those magnetic letters and numbers…

  • jazzepink says:

    what size are the magnetic photos?

  • jeka Perales says:

    Do you think if you put more magnetic paint coats it would stick better?

  • AGloriousDawnLP says:

    Really nice. 🙂

  • StillDollSyndrome says:

    This is exactly what I needed to know thank youuu!

  • Natalie J Walker says:

    @Superholly Happy New Year! I enjoyed this video and appreciate you showing the magnet test. Can you share the type and from where you found the tiny magnets since they were the best magnets? Thank you in advance. (I apologize if you've already answered this question).

  • Maria Guerrero says:

    Where did you order your magnetic photos from!!?😩

  • dtw777 says:

    I am planning on making a chalkboard door.Considering the door will be a much smaller surface area than a wall, I'm hoping the x number of coats I'd apply of the magnetic paint will be sufficient to hold up a little basket to hold chalk.

  • Connie Thompson says:

    I work in a craft/fabric chain store and recently have had several customers asking for "magnetic chalk paint". Today I decided to do some research.. Your videos confirmed what I read in all the other tutorials. Thank you for the demo of various magnets. This clarified things greatly.

  • Cory Carbonneau says:

    Your channel is amazing and your ideas on what works for the magnetic paint is very impressive! My question is what brand are those small but very strong magnets?! I'll be needing those 😁

  • Augustus Sutton says:

    Little kids would love this, I watched this wondering if kids magnet stickers would work so thank you.

  • idisintegrate says:

    it's supposed to be applied to 16 sq feet, maybe that's why the magnets don't stick well

  • rlfrohs says:

    I am thinking on doing this for my classroom. It would be cool for my students to have pics of themselves held on with magnets to hang there. Then have the freedom to write inspires ideas. Thanks for doing this. It's going to be my summer project. The classroom looks so,bad now. Will also,be painting lockers.

  • Laura Glynn says:

    Ah dang. I have an idea to put it on a poster board and then cover it with wall paper so I could make book case shelf with actual books. But I wanted the wall to have a temp magnet to I could stick things like keys and a book shelf made of books on it. Plus I could alter frequently

  • stopid hoodleum says:

    Im inventing something. Ok.

  • Michael Bates says:

    Thank you superholly

  • L wood says:

    I love pictures ❤ I want to do that with my pictures

  • Charissa Thurston says:

    How did you get it smooth? Is there a trick?

  • RM Hutchins says:

    I enjoyed your video. It was very helpful. Thank you!

  • Heidi Wilhelm says:

    @superholly – I'm interested in using this to cover the kitchen back splash and hanging baby food jars containing spices.  Thoughts?

  • Happy Cloud Memes says:

    success story!!!!

  • Julia Mandeville says:

    I did something similar 8 years ago (summer 2010) using the magnetic paint and then the whiteboard paint — the only 2 things I would have done differently is a) shake, not stir, the first can of magnetic paint so it coated more evenly and b) took more time and sanded more carefully between coats as the whiteboard surface is pockmarked is spots and not as smooth as I would have liked — we use it all the time as both as a whiteboard and for hanging items with magnets – yes we have to adjust which magnets we use and just how many, but it has been so helpful over the last 8 years

  • Mick S says:

    Possibly false advertising as the paint is not magnetic. If it were, metal objects would stick to it without the need for magnets.

  • Hiker Biker says:

    Not impressed until you got to the magnetic pictures you had made, then cool. But, how much did the pics cost and where did you have them made? I'm in the process of building my own RV and have wondered what I could do with my pictures I have when I move into it, this would be a great way, paint the cupboards and hang the pics, rotate as needed.

  • Marisa Gabrielle says:

    How many coats were on this wall?

  • Jayda Pinkney says:

    Wonder if you put more cotes of it on would it be stronger…?

  • Tori Zhao says:

    Lady, your video is real gem.

  • Ed Jack says:

    How many layers did you use?

  • Mk Anders says:

    How many coats did you apply though?

  • Brian Miller says:

    Thank you +Superholly. You just saved me some money and a lot of frustration. I have a few hundred magnets I have collected from all over the world that I wanted to put up on a wall in my office. I was hoping this would work as it seemed like an easier solution than my original idea. I am going to tack up a 48"x120" piece of 1/32" steel sheetmetal and then make a frame around it.

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