Could this be the perfect addition to your home office? Magnetic paint does promise to create a practical space for you to hang all of your important documents, reminders, and more. Here are just a few top tips to help you make good use of a can of magnetic paint for your home office.
Magnetic Paint Comes in Dark Colors
There is no way around the fact that magnetic paint only comes in dark colors to hide the iron that is spread throughout. In most situations, this means that you will find it in black or dark gray. Most homeowners avoid using magnetic paint because they don’t want to create a space in their home office that resembles a chalkboard. It’s simply too dark to match the rest of the décor in their home.
Fortunately, you can paint over top of the magnetic paint without losing too much of its staying power. It isn’t recommended to put more than two coats of traditional paint over top of a magnetic wall, so be certain to choose your color very carefully. A medium shade is as light as you can really go without risking losing the strength of your magnetic wall. However, darker colors will obviously work better.
Multiple Coats Work Best
It is best to consider putting multiple coats of magnetic paint on the wall before you decide to paint over top of it. Most homeowners find that two to three coats of the paint will work better than a single coat. Each new layer provides more iron that your magnets can cling to in the future. Don’t be afraid to add a fourth or a fifth layer if you have paint left over that you were only planning to throw away.
Invest in High-Quality Magnets
The dollar store magnets you currently have might not be strong enough to cling to your magnetic paint. Consider going to a specialty store or a craft store to find stronger versions that are more likely to stick to your wall. While these may not be exciting magnets, you can always decorate them to help them blend in with the rest of your office décor. These stronger magnets will help you to hang more items on the walls of your home office without worrying about them falling down.
Are you ready to make the leap into that magnetic wall for your home office? You should allow one of the premier Winnipeg painting companies to help you come up with the perfect solution for your office. Give Madani Group a call today to see how we can help!