Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 82
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by MadDad Garbage. Avoid at all costs.
Quite simply, this doesn't work. It's difficult to work with, impossible to clean from brushes, and most importantly, DOES NOT WORK AS DESCRIBED. My daughters little magnetic letters wouldn't stick, nor would a stronger magnet. Total waste of time and money.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by June Doesn't work
my husband shaked the can and stirred REALLY REALLY well after 5 coats, the magnetic affect was still really weak. it can only hold one 1 thin and small sheet of paper if two it won't work, and we still plan to do a chalkboard paint on top. I told my husband to buy another can, but after reading the poor review and overall everyone's having the same problem, I've decided not to waste money.
June 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TO problems problems problems
I had high hopes for this concept, but after following the instructions very carefully the results were disappointing. I applied 3 coats and covered with one coat latex, magnets did not stick well at all. Now I am having a hard time undoing the process. The texture left is very rough and flat and even after sanding and repainting it appears different than the original wall. I would not recommend this product.
June 8, 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nicekat Doesn't Work.
I followed directions, stirred frequently. Painted six coats and magnets don't stick. Do not waste your money. Plus awful smell. I'd paint a coat go outside, paint a coat and go outside. Could smell for several days even with all my windows open.
June 10, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by malibu Maybe it was the textured wall.
I followed the directions and painted chalkboard paint over it. Magnets didn't stick very well so I used the whole can on a 3x3 area, then applied 2 coats of chalkboard paint. The magnets stick better but not well enough to hold photos up, just thin paper. I don't know if this is how it is on all surfaces or because the wall is textured. I have the magnetic chalkboard I wanted so I guess it's a winner. It does take about 10 minutes to stir the stuff up so it is smooth enough to paint with. The fumes weren't too bad. I'd use it again.
May 17, 2016