Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 95
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by MomPaints Worked fine on my wall
I used the magnetic paint over a lilac colored satin paint. Some frig magnets stuck,some did not.the thinner magnets stuck well so I bought a roll of adhesive magnet from Home Depot It's gonna work great for the pics and stuff my teen wants to place on the wall I was surprised to learn that the paint was black The sales associate didn't mention that He also didn't know the paint required a lot of mixing and shaking So I was surprised again to find the big clump at the bottom of the can At that time I was almost done painting I did my best to soften the clump and spread it onto the last unpainted wall space That section is a little rough and textured but I'm not gonna sand it down and repaint cause I'd need more magnetic paint and that's another $20. That section is above a window not at eye level . The topcoat is Plum I thought I could add pics here ...
October 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by max Read the can and you will be fine
The reviews really try to make you think twice, but when you consider the price of paint these days its not that bad for something different, it is messy but its oil based paint I think we are just spoiled with latex. You HAVE to mix it very well when you stir it you notice the sediment if that isn't incorporated what is a magnet going to stick to. And I don't think it really matters how many coats its more about volume used. on the can it say use whole can for 16sqft so if you do 3 coats and have a lot left there isn't enough on the wall. I used two cans for about 35 sqft it took almost five coats to use all the paint but it works just fine and I'm not using rare earth just basic alphabet magnets and I used the chalkboard paint over it. Be ready to spend some time and have a beer but if you keep it mixed its great for the kids.
October 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nononono Does Not Work, Waste of Money
I applied and tested it with some magnets -- I can get a couple VERY flat magnets to stick, but getting them to hold anything at all is an act of magic. I considered applying additional coats but after reading the reviews have realized I should not waste my time. Instead i bought a piece of cork board, only $5 and I will have a bulletin board instead of a magnetic board!! Oh and this stuff is horrendous. Not like water soluble paint. I had to use oil and dawn soap on my hands for three days straight to remove it.
September 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by goneplum Magnetism is minimal
Loved the idea of this paint. I followed the directions exactly and put on 3 coats but it barely holds a magnet let alone a magnet with a note. This is before the last coat I plan to put on which is chalkboard paint. I'm afraid that will minimize the magnetic effect. Pretty expensive to be a flop. Bummer because it is a great idea.
September 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LA Several coats required!
This will work, but ONLY if you put on 7-8 coats, which I find a little ridiculous. It's still not incredibly strong, so I'm hoping under a coat of chalk paint it'll hold up. I'm glad this product exists but it definitely requires some elbow grease! Shaking is also very important and it is difficult to get off the skin.
September 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ashby Awesome
So yes getting store to mix this stuff is a must! Then you must mix again and again. I did a whole wall in my daughters room, two coats and viola! She loves it!
September 18, 2016