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|Item model number||GGAW710|
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MagnaMagic/Active Wall Magnetic Wall Paint - One Gallon #GGAW710
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- Turn any wall into a magnet attracting space!
- This product is child-safe and non-toxic/non-hazardous and low VOC.
- Contains magnetic receptive particles in durable, mildew resistant paint.
- Dark gray finish and easy to topcoat for vivid color.
- Does not interfere with electronics, great results with magnetic sheets.
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As the product goes, let me state that the Active Wall paint works excellent for the purpose of creating a magnetic wall. Let me however clarify that if it is not applied correctly I could easily see this product not producing the results which I and others have experienced. In fact, after creating a magnetic wall, I am a firm believer that anyone who provided a poor rating in regards to the magnetic capabilities of this product did not take the time to correctly apply the product or had expectations above and beyond what any magnetic paint can provide. That said, after I completed my wall, I was able to easily hold up multiple sheets of paper using a ½" x ½" rare earth magnet. I was also able to hold up a cloth dinner napkin with the same magnet, and it seemed to have the capacity to hold even more. Going into this project my expectation was to create a wall that could hold my son's school projects and artwork so in this respect the Active Wall product has exceeded my expectations.Read more ›
I read all of the reviews. Did not order the other paint manufacturer because Active Wall had better reviews. I followed all of the warnings from the reviews on multiple webpages.
I added a skim coat to make the wall smooth, I sanded it very well and the wall was very very flat. I power mixed the paint every time I added the paint to the tray. (Washing the paint roller tray was neat because you see the small mettle fragments sink to the bottom of the sink and not do down the drain). I used a foam roller as instructed, a new one every coat after the appropriate dry time. Multiple coats and less than 75 square feet for the whole gallon.
Normal magnets do not stick very well. Light strong magnets will stick, but hold a sheet of paper, they will slide. One magnet works well (and I have tried many different types to see if one would work better than another). Sheet magnets work very well. Try to hang a picture with a sheet magnet. It covers too much. I had about 4 - 5 standard 8.5" X 11" sheets of copy paper hold with a 3.5" X 2" sheet magnet desisted for business cards. It held the first 4 sheets fine and started to slide on the 5th. I tried different areas on my 9' Wide my 7.5' Tall wall. I had the same result. The small magnets I bought from Amazon stuck to the wall. They came off very easy even though they were hard to pry apart. The problem is there is not enough surface area for a good connection. Takes four 1/4" high power magnets to hold one sheet. The wind from someone walking by will cause it so slide down.Read more ›
For maximum sticking power, I used 2 gallons on a 100sqft area. This is 6 or more coats-- I lost track after a while!
Immediately after rolling on with a 1/4" nap roller, I went over it with a 4" wide foam chisel brush. This removes very little of the fresh paint, but gives a much smoother finish.
After covering with 2 coats of white paint, I can hold 15 sheets of 8.5x11" paper with one 1/2" cube rare-earth magnet.
Even if you *want* a dark-grey wall, you should cover this with one or two coats of interior paint for wear-resistance: this paint is loaded to the limit with iron particles that will abrade out of the cured paint matrix if not protected with a top coat.
The Rust-Oleum stuff might work as well, but no one I know who has tried it could stand the smell for more than two coats.
* Rare earth magnets are key. Regular magnets are really weak on the painted wall. For instance, I tested a simple plastic electronic kitchen timer that sticks fine on the fridge and it wouldn't hold at all on the painted wall. Hanging greeting cards were flimsy too with regular magnets. But with the rare earth magnets, the difference was hugely noticeable. They're just a lot stronger. Buy them too if you plan on using this paint. Just be sure to read the warnings for these magnets - Apparently they're small enough to eat and since they're so powerful, small children have gotten really ill from ingesting them. It's not kid stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This paint worked very well. Application is everything, keep it stirred the whole timePublished 3 months ago by C. Saunders
after mixing was very thin. took about 7 coats to do any good. biggest thing start with VERY smooth WHITE wall.Published 18 months ago by shockerdave
Put on 6 coats. Using Earth Magnets as per previous reviews- works well. Can hold 4 pieces of paper with one magnet.Published 21 months ago by mom07940
My wife wanted a wall on which she could post photos and artwork. I ended up using the entire gallon to paint 4 coats onto five panels with 36" x 84" dimensions. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by Seth Norton
Did one wall in the kitchen last year and love the stuff. Put a coat of chalk paint over and it works well. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by thistleup
Read all the reviews online and bought this paint to make a magnetic bulletin board.
Followed the directions perfectly, bought small earth magnets... Read more
Best magnetic paint! Goes on like a charm, not too much sediment, so much better than the rust-oleum brand, which was awful. Low fumes, easy cleanup, fantastic.Published on April 4, 2013 by Evelyn Hsu
See my other magnamagic tintable chalkboard paint review for more information. But this works great, just be sure to use plenty of coats, and apply to a smooth wall if you plan on... Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by TechDealShopper