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Installation Guide - Magnet Paint



The area to be painted must be clean, dust free, dry, smooth and free of grease and detergents. Uneven layers of paint or peeling areas of paint must before removed. Sand over the surface with sand paper to give the smoothest finish possible. If you are painting Magnet Paint over a glossed or semi-glossed surface, you must scuff the area with sandpaper to ensure the Magnet Paint has something to adhere to. Following sanding, the surface must be cleaned to remove dust. To clean the surface, simply use a clean cloth which is damp with water only to wipe over the area. Allow to dry thoroughly. If you are painting a full wall with Magnet Paint you must mask off the ceiling where it meets the wall, adjoining walls and skirting boards or the floor as you will need to roller to the very edges. If only painting a portion of the wall, apply a masking tape border to the area prior to painting which will give a clean edge. Once dry, the edges can be blended by gently sanding.


Irregular or highly absorbent surfaces will require a suitable primer to be applied before the Magnet Paint coat can be added. This applies to potential surfaces such as glass, wood, stone, metal, plastic, melamine and concrete. Magnet Paint should never be applied directly onto surfaces such as these as it will not adhere leaving a very poor finish.


Magnet Paint should be applied using a short nap roller. Remove loose hairs from the roller prior to use by rinsing it under fresh running water. Open the Magnet Paint and mix thoroughly for around three minutes until the compound is evenly mixed throughout the paint. If deemed necessary you can dilute Magnet Paint to a maximum of 5% using fresh water. NEVER MIX THIS PAINT WITH ANOTHER PAINT.


Coat your roller well with Magnet Paint and roll over the area in straight lines giving an even coat. Avoid overlapping the paint as much as is possible. Roller up to the very edge of the area you want to cover. Paint Brushes should not be used with Magnet Paint. Coverage must always be maintained at 1mē per 0.5L tin with three coats. Stretching the paint too thin will give a patchy and uneven finish, resulting in some areas being more receptive to magnets than others. Please allow 4 hours of drying time in between coats. If you require a smooth finish, gently sand in between each coat once dry. Once you have applied a recommended minimum of three coats, please allow 24 hours before painting over Magnet Paint with a topcoat. Masking Tape must be removed following the application of the final coat. When you are only covering a portion of an area in Magnet Paint and then applying a topcoat over this section which is a different colour to the rest of the surface, remove the used masking tape and apply fresh masking tape a few millimetres wider than the previous tape before you apply your topcoat. This will prevent the area having a dark grey outline from the Magnet Paint.


Rollers and trays can be cleaned using warm, soapy water following use. For best results, soak in warm soapy water as soon as you have finished using them before the paint starts to dry. If you get Magnet Paint on your skin, simply wash off with soap and water.

NB: If you are using Magnet Paint under Blackboard Paint or Sketch Paint please contact or 01282 500 899 to obtain the relevant instructions.