Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What is Magnetic Paint ( Magnetic Chalboard Paint )

( Magnetic Chalkboard Paint )

Magnetic paint is a ferrous based paint applied to closets, school displays, art projects, photo walls, work walls, home workshop, play areas, magnetic poster wall for your office, planning board, schoolroom, word walls, bulletin boards and so on. It is an Acrylic latex water-Based primer that turns walls into magnets, so that you can easily stick post ids, dry cleaner's receipts, bills, to-do lists, photo frames and other magnetic wall bound products. Its a dark gray paint primer that can be top-coated with any enamel paint for a smooth and beautiful finish. It is safe to use on children rooms and it contains no lead, making it environmentally friendly.

It is important at this point to note that Magnetic paint additives are made from ferromagnetic particles. Iron powder is used in a specified particle range. The final composition will consist of a carrier, a particle based magnetically permeable material, blended with oil, latex or lacquer-based paint, a thickening agent and a binder. When the paint finally dries, magnetic objects can be held in place by the ferromagnetic particles.

After surface preparation, its very easy to do magnetic paint application, you will need to apply the powdered ferrous additive to the paint and keep stirring the mixture to prevent heavy magnetic particles separating and settling down at the bottom of the container you are using. Apply the paint with a foam roller as it gives you a very smooth finish and its quite inexpensive. Keep stirring as you work on your surface. Once applied, let it dry for 4-6 hours. Make sure you apply a few more coats to increase the magnetic strength. This kind of paint is non toxic and safe for everyone in the house.

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Chalkboard or Whiteboard?

( Magnetic Chalkboard Paint )

Chalkboard or Whiteboard? Which one should be used?

Personally I like chalkboard better. They don't need to be black (can be dark blue, dark green or even a dark magenta), so chalkboard is a more general term.

If you try to Google the terms, here is the result:

Blackboard: 18,200,000 hits
Chalkboard: 3,460,000 hits

It seem that more people are choosing blackboard rather than chalkboard.By the way, according to Wikipedia, the term "blackboard" dates from around 1815 to 1825[1] while the newer and predominantly American term, "chalkboard" dates from 1935 to 1940.

( Magnetic Chalkboard Paint )