Magnet Paint Review from MagnaMuros - a fun feature for a child's bedroom

Magnet Paint Review from MagnaMuros

By Mike Gregory

 

Have you tried the magnet paint from MagnaMuros? As a decorator, I hadn’t come across it until recently. After hearing about it at the Painting and Decorating Show, I wanted to try it. So, I used it to create a fun little feature in a little girl’s bedroom. I’m gobsmacked by how good it was to be honest, hence this review.

 

Magnet paint in a nutshell, is a material you spread on your walls or ceilings before you apply your normal emulsion. You simply apply a couple of coats, sand flat, then apply two coats of emulsion to finish. You should not be able to see where the magnet paint is, however, fridge magnets will stick to the wall!! I know what you’re thinking, “does magnet paint work?” Stay tuned, I’ll explain what it’s like to work with and the results you should expect to achieve.

 

My Magnet Paint Review

 

I bought the “base coat” magnet paint in dark grey, and I was expecting to simply be able to paint it on. This wasn’t the case!! The material is thick and heavy, but I only wanted to spread it over a couple of square metres of wall, so I opted to apply it using a wide filling knife instead.

 

Magnet paint goes on the wall relatively easy when you use a filling knife, and it smooths out lovely. Plus, you’re applying a thicker coat if you use a filling knife! I was advised to apply it generously before painting over with emulsion, so I applied a couple of heavy coats of magnet paint and allowed to dry.

 

Once dry, you can sand the magnet paint smooth, clean any dust, then paint your wall(s) as if it wasn’t there. It’s all dead easy really!! Slightly messy, so clean as you go, but anyone can do it.

 

As for the question about whether magnet paint works or not, I can confirm it does. You can’t see the magnet paint under the emulsion, but fridge magnets do indeed stick to it with ease. You’re left with a nice little feature, it’s great!

 

I have had a look online. You can buy magnet paint from a few places, including eBay. As a professional decorator, I’d suggest looking at Rawlings Paints, simply because I’ve dealt with them in the past and they’ve always been fantastic. You can also check out MagnaMuros on Facebook for more ideas.

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