MagnetPaint turns virtually any smooth flat surface into a magnetic area for work or play; creating multifunctional surfaces in the home, office or classroom.

It paints on just like any other water-based primer. Once dry you can paint over it with any colour of your choice or even wallpaper on top. You can also pair MagnetPaint with our Blackboard Paint or our SketchPaint Whiteboard paint for a writable magnetic surface.

  • MagPaint Brand

    The MagPaint branded tins are smaller for smaller area coverage. Designed to sell into the DIY market.

  • Paint For Pros Brand

    The Paint for Pros MagnetPaint is available in larger sizes for the professional market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is MagnetPaint?

MagnetPaint is a water-based emulsion paint that contains very fine ferrous powder; because of this the paint is dark grey in colour. The ferrous powder within the paint creates an area which you can stick magnets to.

Is MagnetPaint available in any other colours?

Magnet Paint is only available in grey due to the ferrous powder contained within the paint. However, Magnet Paint can be over-coated with any colour of emulsion, blackboard paint or our dry-wipe paint – SketchPaint; allowing the area to blend in with your existing décor.

Can I change the Colour of MagnetPaint or tint it?

Magnet Paint should never be combined with another paint product. Adding another colour to Magnet Paint will dilute its magnetic receptivity.

Does MagnetPaint have a smooth finish?

MagnetPaint has a slightly rough finish once dry due to the ferrous powder. Overcoating MagnetPaint with an emulsion, a Blackboard paint or SketchPaint will allow for a smoother finish. Alternatively, Magnet Paint can be applied quite thickly and then smoothed off with a trowel before drying.

What should I do before I begin to apply MagnetPaint?

Prepare your surface well; a clean, dust-free, solid, smooth area will give a better base for MagnetPaint. If the MagnetPaint is to be applied onto an untreated surface, such as wood, we recommend that you apply a primer or base coat first. MagnetPaint comes ready to use but if necessary, dilute with a maximum of 5% water. Mix the paint thoroughly with a stirring stick before you begin to apply. For full instructions please refer to the ‘TO USE’ section of the MagnetPaint Leaflet

How should MagnetPaint be applied?

MagnetPaint is best applied with a sponge roller which can be cleaned with soap and water after use. We recommend a minimum of three coats; adding more coats will increase the magnetic receptivity.

Which magnets are best to use with MagnetPaint?

Lightweight magnets or large surface area magnets are recommended for use with MagnetPaint. Neodymium type magnets are advised for extra strong magnetism.

Is MagnetPaint safe to use in my home, school or office?

MagnetPaint is a water-based, lead free, 100% acrylic latex coating. It conforms to environmental EC and VOC regulations. MagnetPaint produces low odour and allows for easy application and clean-up. As the paint itself is not a magnet, but rather has magnetic properties (ferrous powder), it is safe to use in your home, school or office and will not affect your computer, TV, video or any other magnet-sensitive equipment.

When will I receive my order?

MagnetPaint is usually kept in stock and available for immediate shipment. To check current availability please contact us

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