Magically Magnetic Paint Additive is a light silver colored
powder that when stirred into white primer paint does not change the color of the
paint it's mixed with. A white primer mixed with Magically Magnetic additive will remain white as
it is stirred, as it is applied to a wall and after it has dried. This is one of the many reasons
people love Magically Magnetic paint. It stays white so it covers easily with any color of finish
Other brands of premixed magnetic paints come with a very narrow choice of colors, black, black or black. Magically Magnetic brand is mixed with white primer paint so before you mix in the additive, you can even tint the primer to match your finish paint color. This makes it possible to cover the magnetic paint with only one coat of the more expensive finish color paint without the additive. One single coat of finish paint can save you a lot over the cost of the additional paint and time reqired to cover the premixed brands of black magnetic paint. Only Magically Magnetic offers you this additional convenience and savings.
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Magically Magnetic Paint Additive is completely safe around children, pets and computers.
It contains no lead, no dangerous chemicals, solvents, thinners or poisonous wetting agents. Since
magnetic paint is not actually magnetic in any way other than to be attractive to magnets, just
like steel, it cannot harm computers or pacemakers. You wouldn't find anyone with a pacemaker or
a computer afraid to be in the same room with a steel filing cabinet or a refrigerator. It is
exactly the same with a wall painted with magnetic paint. It is safe.
The magnetic additive is a dry powder that is remarkably heavy. Because of its weight, if thrown into the air, it instantly sinks harmlessly to the ground. Our additive doesn't add or produce additional fumes or odors. It is an inert material that doesn't change the color or the consistency of the paint that it is mixed with. Ingested, it can do no harm. It will pass harmlessly through and out of the body. Once mixed with paint, it becomes an integral part of the paint and when dry, part of the wall. Our magnetic paint additive contains no lead and no animals were harmed in its testing.
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Of course magnetic paint does not change the wall into steel, but
merely coats the wall surface with a thin steel-like coating of magnetically attractive particles. Most strong magnets of any kind will stick to a wall painted with our
magnetic paint. Rare earth magnets, possibly the strongest magnet
available, work very well. They can be expensive depending on where you purchase them and care must
be used when using them. They can snap together instantly with greater force than you might expect.
This is why David Lytle invented his
Rare Earth Safety Cap Magnets. The colorful safety cap on each magnet stops the magnets
from being able to attract each other face to face. Safety Cap magnets can't snap together or
pinch little fingers like other rare earth magnets can.
Perhaps the most popular magnets used on walls painted with magnetic paint are sheet magnets of the type that we use in all our magnetic photo and art frames. White Satin, Tuxedo Black and Special Value magnetic frames work best. Sheet magnets are made of plastic or rubber materials with millions of tiny steel particles embedded in the sheet. The sheet material is made 24 inches wide in large rolls. The entire roll of sheet rubber is then fed through an electromagnet to impart a magnetic field to the steel particles in the sheet. This turns the sheet into a permanent magnet. The sheet magnet can then be layered with white, black or colored vinyl on the non-magnetic side that can be printed with words or art work to make magnetic business cards or the very popular refrigerator advertising magnets. Sheet magnet is often coated on the non-magnetic side with a self-adhesive layer that makes it a wonderful product for craft work. Just cut a piece of adhesive backed sheet magnet and stick it to the back of any item you want to make into a magnet.
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Sheet magnet is a rubber or plastic sheet that contains millions of microscopic iron
particles that have been magnetized by an electro-magnetic field. Once magnetized, these iron
particles hold their magnetic charge permanently. There are many different kinds of magnetic
fields that can be set up in sheet magnet to perform different jobs, but the most popular are
the type of sheet magnets used to make advertisement items that are cheap enough to give away
and will hold their own weight on the kitchen fridge indefinitely.
Sheet magnet is most often available in two styles. One has a self-adhesive on the front, which can be used to stick it on the back of a flat object like a business card to hold the card on a steel surface. The second is made with a thin layer of white or colored vinyl on the non-magnetic side. This type of magnet sheet can be used to silk-screen messages or art on. Again, this is very useful for advertising give-aways.
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Sheet magnet differs in its strength proportionately to its thickness. The thicker the
magnet sheet, the stronger it is, due mainly to the increased number of magnetic particles
in it. Thicker magnet sheeting will hold heavier loads.
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One coat of Magically Magnetic paint will impart a light magnetic attraction for sheet
magnets. Two coats will give a stronger attraction and will hold sheet magnets very well. Three
coats will usually impart a very impressive attraction that will hold sheet magnets very well and
will also be strong enough to hold heavier objects like framed pictures using thicker stronger
sheet magnets on the back. Four coats of magnetic paint on a wall produces the strongest magnetic
attraction. It is important to remember that the magnetic paint should always be stirred before
each new coat. If you are working on a large area, you will need to stir the magnetic paint a few
times during each coat to keep the heavy magnetically attractive particles in suspension in the
paint. You don't want the particles settling to the bottom. You want those particles on the wall
where they will attract magnets.
A few customers have called us saying their magnetic paint didn't attract magnets when they had used three coats, only to find they had stirred their magnetic paint only once when they had originally mixed it. After the mixed magnetic paint sat in the container overnight, the particles had settled to the bottom where they sat throughout the next two coats. In actuality, only the first coat of magnetic paint had the attractive particles. The second and third coats were mostly just paint.
This leads us to the question we often get... "Can I double the amount of additive I mix with the paint to cut down on the number of coats of magnetic paint I have to apply?" The answer is more complicated than you might think. Yes, with Magically Magnetic Paint Additive you can double the amount of additive you add to the paint. This will give you a thicker paint with more particles in it. An article in Budget Living magazine mentioned that the author doubled his Magically Magnetic additive and cut down on the overall number of coats he used. It may be that he didn't change anything by making a thicker magnetic paint because he may have rolled it on thinner than he might if he had used the suggested mixing proportions. We will never know. The important thing is that it really doesn't matter. It works incredibly well either way.
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Covers an area of approximately 40 to 50 square feet with two coats or about 25 square feet with three to four coats. We advise using the entire quart of freshly mixed magnetic paint on this size area. The more coats of the magnetic paint, the stronger the attraction.
One Half Gallon
Covers an area of approximately 80 to 100 square feet with two coats or about 50 square feet with three to four coats. We advise using the entire half gallon of freshly mixed magnetic paint on this size area. The more coats of the magnetic paint, the stronger the attraction.
Covers an area of approximately 160 to 200 square feet with two coats or about 100 square feet with three to four coats. We advise using the entire gallon of freshly mixed magnetic paint on this size area. The more coats of the magnetic paint, the stronger the attraction.
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There are many kinds of refrigerator magnets. Some are stronger than others and some are
just junk. For instance, I once purchased some colorful plastic alphabet magnets for my grandchild.
When I gave them to her, she tried in vain to stick them to the kitchen fridge. They wouldn't even
stick to a solid steel surface. The reason was the little rubber magnets glued to the backs of the
letters were just too small. The manufacturer in China never caught this mistake and truckloads of
this junk were imported and sold to consumers here in the US. The amount of magnetic attractiveness
in a wall painted with magnetic paint can be light in any one small spot. When using sheet magnet,
the magnetic attraction is spread over a large area, as is the weight of the magnet and the item
being supported by the magnet. It is for this reason that we advise the use of sheet magnet or our
super-strong Rare Earth Safety Cap Magnets on a wall painted with magnetic paint.
One small baby can't lift a very heavy weight, but a million small babies working together could lift a huge weight. Think of the tiny magnetic particles in the sheet magnet as being like those million babies working together to lift a large weight. The rubber sheet that binds the magnetic particles together multiplies their holding power.
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Now GS-11 compliant! Magically Magnetic Paint Additive is an inert dry powder that mixes
instantly with any primer paint. It does nothing to change the chemical makeup of the paint it is
mixed with and gives off no fumes of its own. When mixed with an environmentally friendly LEED
certified GS-11 compliant primer paint, the result will be an LEED compliant "GREEN" magnetic
primer. No other magnetic paints or primers have this quality.
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The answer to this question is a qualified yes. Originally, we intended that our Magically
Magnetic Paint Additive only to be mixed with oil-based primer/sealer paint. We did this because we
knew that oil based paints were the thickest, the strongest and gave the best protection to the
magnetic particles in the additive. We still advise that if it is at all possible to use an oil
based white, primer/sealer, stain blocker paint as your base, it is your best choice. So many of
our customers asked for a magnetic paint that could be made with a latex primer paint base that we
reformulated our additive to accept either oil based or latex paints. Latex primer paints aren't
as thick as oil-based primer paints and may need to be stirred a little more often to keep the
magnetic particles in suspension, but the fact that they clean up easily with soap and water is a
definite plus. Some states no longer allow the use of oil-based paints. In these states, latex
paints are the only choice. Magically Magnetic Paint Additive fits the bill.
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We urge people to not use leftover finish paint or even new finish paint to mix with our
magnetic additive. Latex or oil based, primer/sealer stain blocker paint is different than ordinary
finish paint. There is always a possibility that an ordinary finish latex paint will not perform as
well as expected. I always suggest trying a little in some hidden area just to make sure. You can't
be too careful. Finish paints are also much thinner than primer paints. Aside from not holding the
magnetic particles in suspension as long as primer paints, they are also not formulated to stick as
well to what is already on the wall like primer paints are. Primer/stain blocker paints are also
meant to cover any stains on the wall and keep them from bleeding through to spoil the job. Finish
paints are more expensive than primers. At least two coats of the magnetic paint are necessary. Why
waste money using finish paint to make your magnetic paint?
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Yes, Magically Magnetic Paint is made to be finished with a coat or two of your regular
latex paint. We recommend using an eggshell paint because it is harder and will hold up to more use
than a flat paint. Simply wait until the last coat of the magnetic paint is dry before covering
with your color choice of finish latex paint.
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Magically Magnetic Paint Additive is in a dry concentrated powdered material. You can get
the liquid paint portion from a store near you at low sale prices. You only have to stir the
additive into the white, primer/sealer paint with a stick. Either oil based or latex paint works
the same. Oil based paints are a little thicker and hold the additive particles in suspension a
little better, but either will work. Magically Magnetic Paint is cheaper than the premixed magnetic
paint brands because you don't have to spend extra cash shipping a hazardous liquid across country.
Why pay twice as much with shipping just to have somebody else stir your paint for you? You're
going to have to stir it again after you get it anyway.
With our dry powdered additive, it is very easy to mix into the paint and since you are mixing a quart can of additive with a full gallon of paint, you end up with more than a full gallon of magnetic paint. Clean up is easy. Just throw away your used roller cover and tray liner when you're done. When you use latex paint as your base, you can simply clean up with soap and water. We have great bulk pricing on larger quantities. Our competitors don't offer either bulk pricing or cheap shipping. In fact, their product is more expensive to ship because it is heavier due to the liquid paint being already mixed in. Also they must ship their magnetic paint as the hazardous material it is.
Another company makes a wet additive that first has to be stirred because it has settled to the bottom of the can it is shipped in. It comes as thick sludge at the bottom of an otherwise empty can. It gets thick and hard in the bottom of the can from sitting on the shelf a long time and can be quite hard to chop up and stir to a smooth consistency before adding the paint. The company claims that you can add any kind of paint to their additive such as your finish color paint, even though this will change the color of the paint and will still have to be painted over again when you are done. Finish paint is much more expensive than primer/sealer paint. With this wet additive, you are adding only enough paint to come up to a line on the outside of the quart or gallon can it comes in. This produces less than a full can of magnetic paint and the price is still much higher, not to mention the additional cost of shipping because it has to be shipped as a hazardous material. They don't pay the freight. You do!
Another competitor offers a latex liquid magnetic paint that is sold as a primer, already mixed, dark gray in color and very expensive as well as having additional freight charges added on. Since their product contains liquid paint it cannot be shipped inexpensively. It must be shipped as a hazardous material. Who makes their paint? They don't say. Do you want to paint your walls with an unknown brand of untested paint? Not me. With Magically Magnetic Paint Additive, you purchase your favorite brand of paint that you have come to know and trust over the years.
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Our Magically Magnetic Paint Additive isn’t cheap; it’s just priced
realistically. You are buying direct from us and not through a
middleman. If we sold our additive through stores, it would have to
cost much more in the stores also. We don’t have to worry about paying
a sales rep to sell it to a store or a profit margin for the store to
sell it to you. All we are supplying you with is the magnetic portion
of your magnetic paint. You purchase the liquid paint locally from a
store near you. This way, you know exactly what kind of paint you are
painting on your walls. We say “let the experts make the paint, they
know what they’re doing. Our area of expertise is magnetism.”
Good quality white primer/sealer, stain blocker paint is always on sale. Why pay
the high cost to have a hazardous material shipped to you when you can
buy your high quality paint easily down the street on sale? Because our
paint additive is dry and harmless, we can ship it inexpensively and pass the savings on
to our customers. We have done this purposefully to keep the cost of
our product low and our quality high.
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The best way to mount anything on a magnetic wall is to use sheet
magnet. Sheet magnet holds best when it is in direct contact with
the magnetically attractive surface, be it a refrigerator door or a wall
painted with Magically Magnetic Paint. It is best to adhere magnetic sheeting to
the back of a piece of paper instead of putting the paper between the
sheet magnet and the magnetically attractive surface. Sheet magnet cut as a mat,
surrounding a paper item like a photo can hold a light object very
well. Many die-cut magnetic frames or mats are available on the market that
take advantage of this fact. We have a
page on our site
that explains the best way to hang heavy objects like framed pictures on a magnetic
wall. This link will take you to our tips and information page.
A great way to display posters on a wall painted with magnetic paint is to use rare earth magnets, one in each corner. They are so strong they can be used with the paper of the poster between the magnet and the wall. They are quite a bit more expensive than sheet magnets, but they do work very well and they don't wear out with age.
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Magnetic paint made from Magically Magnetic Paint Additive and your paint can
be removed from a wall just like you would remove the paint alone from a wall.
The magnetic additive doesn't change the paint at all. There are paint remover
liquids and gels on the market that will take the paint off the wall. Talk to
a paint expert at a paint store near you to get the right remover for the type
of paint you used to mix with the magnetic additive, oil based or latex paint.
If the magnetic paint was already on the wall when you bought the house and
you don’t know what kind of paint it was made with, tell the paint store agent
and he will suggest a remover for you.
The remover is applied to the wall and allowed to stand and soak into the paint. The paint will soften and wrinkle up and separate from the wall enough to scrape it off with a plastic putty knife. A couple of applications will be needed to get all the paint off the wall. After the wall has been cleaned, sand the dry wall to remove any tiny specks of remaining material and repaint the wall with your new paint. This isn't a hard process. It just takes a little time.
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