Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Magnetic Blackboard

Now that the market is over I can concentrate more on other crafts.

The first craft I wanted to tackle was painting a piece of 3mm thick MDF with Resene's 'Magnetic Magic' and then a topcoat of Dulux's 'Chalkboard Paint' to make a magnetic blackboard for my pantry door:

Once it was dry, we needed to rub over the entire surface with chalk and wash it off before it was ready for use. I nearly used my whole box of chalk just on this!

Now that it's up, my pantry door has gone from this:

To this:

I still need to get some magnets for it, but I have tested the strength of the magnetic paint with just an ordinary, boring fridge magnet and I'm pretty happy with how good it holds.

I used 3 coats of the magnetic paint and 2 coats of the blackboard paint and it works a treat!

1 comment:

  1. Nice work, I did 2 coats of the magnetic paint, maybe I needed more for more magnetic strength


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