Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 89
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StayAtHomeDad82 Worked for my project
We wanted to make a cover for our gas fireplace to keep our ever curious little ones out of it. We found an idea on Pinterest to have a magnetic chalkboard to act as a cover. I had to build a small frame for the back so it would allow enough clearance for some small area of the fireplace that jetted out about 1.25". I applied 9 coats of the Magnetic Primer to try and ensure that there would be enough on there to work well enough for the play magnets. Then I put 3 coats of the chalkboard paint and it works well enough for our needs. If your expecting magnetic Paint to hold up heavy things then it's not for you and my suggestion would be to try and retrofit something with a true metal backing. But if you're looking for something in the aspect that we were it should work fine.
August 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jeff skeptical...but it worked
Hesitated because of all the bad review, but pushed on anyway. Applied 3 coats to 18 sqft, and tried it. Used a normal magnet to hold 3 sheets of paper, and it worked. Granted, it's not going to hold tight like a magnet on a piece of metal, but it is functional. Its not like i need to hold a a novel with a single magnet. Next step is to add the chalkboard paint as a top coat.
August 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointed Disappointed
Not as magnetic as I had hoped. It doesn't hold a magnet very long at all. Very disappointed.
August 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Camart81 Nope.
I was so disappointed in this product. It took so long to stir and it was difficult to get the pigment mixed. After what seemed about 2 hours of mixing I painted on 3 coats just as the box suggested- waiting 30 minutes or more between thin, rolled on coats. The next day I tried to put magnets on the area I painted. It did not work well and could barely hold a piece of thin paper. I thought maybe it was the magnet I used so I tried several magnets from my refrigerator. Still no luck. I then added more coats of paint and it still did not work. Beyond frustrating!
June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by may Awesome project idea
The magnetic primer was easy to apply, even after the first coat it was able to hold magnets with my bobby pins. I put it on the wall where I get ready. It definitely saves me from all the lost bobby pins I usually had to replace and the clutter. It is a great project to consider for organisation.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VTDavid Works great, within limits
We used this to paint a wall in the conference room of our office, which is over 20' long, with 9' ceilings. The primer works great, and we use it to hold up large drawings during meetings.
That said, the magnetic bond is not strong. We use rare earth magnets, and even then, it can take several of them. (They are about 3/8" diameter, so we will experiment with larger ones.) If you aren't trying to hold anything up, even a decorative refrigerator magnet will hold itself, if it isn't too front-heavy. We have also used office magnet-board magnets, but they seem to have a limit of about 8.5x11" sheets, and it can still take two magnets per sheet.
We had this professionally applied. I'm sure we could have just done it ourselves, but our painter knew how to handle it and saved us some hassle.
December 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sue Don't buy it
Our other office tried this paint and used 3 coats. THey said it doesn't really work. So, we did 5 coats of this and it will hold a small magnet, but not with paper attached to it. Not worth it.
July 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mwilbs Chuncky
This paint works after a few coats. But if you buy the 3x stronger one it is super chunky no matter how long you stir it.
July 11, 2016