|Item Weight||4.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4.2 x 4.2 x 5 inches|
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|Item model number||247596|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Coverage||16 Sq Ft covered with 3 coats = One Quart|
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Rust-Oleum 247596 Magnetic Primer
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- The product is QT LTX Magnetic Primer
- Easy and simple use kit
- The product is manufactured in United States
- Top coat with any latex paint even Rust-Oleum chalk board paint
- Soap & Water clean up
- Indoor use only
- Dries to the touch in 15 minutes
- Three thin coats need for maximum magnetic properties
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I used an "ultra-smooth high-density foam" 4" roller, which I just dipped into the paint.. very easy. I didn't attempt to clean it when I was done.. easier just to throw it away.
It took 5-10 minutes of stirring to get the metal mixed back into the paint, but in the end the paint was smooth and thick, but of an even consistency.. so keep stirring until you get there. Once stirred, it kept its smoothness for quite a while.
I applied EIGHT coats, not waiting a full 30 minutes all the time (it seemed fine to me). After three a rare-earth magnet was sticking weakly. After six it was sticking pretty firmly. I kept going because, well, why not? Each coat is basically just gluing more iron particles to the wall.
While painting, I could hear iron particles coming off the wall and hitting the newspaper I had on the floor.. you'll definitely want to have newspaper down in the area (or a drop cloth, of course). And unless you have a lot of xylene sitting around, you might want to wear gloves. Just saying.
In short, the product will work, but you'll need a lot of coats, so just figure that in from the beginning. I did an area of about 5 sq ft, and 8 coats used less than half the can (even though the can implies that it only covers 50 sqft?). And I'd put in a strong window fan, blowing outward, before starting the project.
1. You must be patient and organized. This paint splatters so be sure to tape off your walls and use a drop cloth.
2. You need to have the can shaken professionally at a paint store. In between coats I would also close the can and store it upside down.
3. If you do not want paint on your hands then you should always wear gloves when you paint. This does not wash off easlily so I just wore a thin pair of disposable gloves. I went through about 2 packs on this project. I also kept a few dry towels and a few damp towels handy to make sure that my handle on my roller stayed clean and to wipe up any splatter as it occured.
4. Painting in general stinks. I have seen reviews that bash this product because it smells bad. Make sure you ventilate your room. It was cool outside so I opened my windows and brought in a fan. The smell of fresh paint will always linger for a few days. The smell from this went away within a week.
5. When you apply this paint make sure that you go slow to avoid large amounts of splatter. If you have ever used Ralph Lauren Suede paint and have used the V-technique ( I made that term up because you push your roller up and down in a v-pattern) I would reccomend doing so. I put 8 coats of this magnetic primer on my walls and it works wonderfully.
6. Most custom paint jobs require more time and attention to detail. This is the case for this product. As always make sure you keep clean work area.
7. I would reccomed this product to anyone who has some experience with paint and is willing to follow some directions.Read more ›
That being said, I think Rust-Oleum should be fined by the government for misleading consumers and possibly messing with kids' health and safety so blatantly as they have done with this product.... As others have already said, this product is no longer the kind, mild, low odor latex paint that worked just fine yet their box changed very little and gives no warning, saying NOTHING about this change except for "NOW 3X STRONGER" and in very small fine print at the bottom- "warning! flammable liquid and vapor"...
I had done this project many times before with the original latex stuff and I never had any issues with it however I would always roll five coats of magnetic primer and if using a light color top coat I'd always use a HIGH QUALITY paint so I could get by with one coating... (I recommend Benjamin Moore's "Aura" line of paint. It's very expensive but one coat of white will cover this stuff just fine thus you lose very little of the magnetic properties by having to apply two coats of decent paint or three coats of cheap paint... Without question, you definitely get what you pay for when it comes to paint... If you can't find that BM paint anywhere, Sherwin Williams makes a paint called "Durations"... I've never used it over magnetic paint but it may also cover in one application because it is also a very full bodied paint.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started this project because my youngest daughter is quite the artist. She kept putting tacks and tape on her walls to display her work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great product. Works well. Just make sure you have enough to cover entire wall when you start each coat. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keegan Burkhart
I bought this for a primer coat on what is now our chalk board refrigerator turned kegerator. I don't think it was necessary for two things coats of chalk board but may have been... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Stuart
Works great, used on chalkboards that were marked up and it holds up magnetic letters and tape just fine after 2-3 coats.Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Perea
Using this on a wall in hallway so we can stick notes with magnets up like a board. Our little ones loves the idea of sticking up magnet letters and toys :) BTW we used this in a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Akymi
i bought this at my local orange big box store because i read many other reviews of people not having much success with this product... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kam
Not bad. Magnets stick to it but it's a little weak. Plus it stinks very badly for days. Open the windows.Published 3 months ago by Ben Couse