How to apply

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In a few easy steps:

  1. Stir thoroughly
  2. Apply 2 or 3 coats on the surface
  3. Topcoat in any color or design

Now the more extensive version, to be better prepared:

Note: if you want to smoothen the surface (for use with chalckboardpaint or sketchpaint (dry-erase)) as described at ‘OPTIONAL’, you can add 4 drops of dishwasher fluid per 0.5 liter MagnetPaint before stirring the paint (point 2).

  1. Check surface if it is suitable for latex wallpaint; if not, check with your paint supplier. Prepare the surface accordingly
  2. Stir the paint thoroughly untill it has become one even color (if the pot was in stock long, the iron particles can sink)
  3. Mask the area you want to paint with masking tape
  4. Use a short haired roller and apply the first coat
    Apply the coat in squares of approximately 40 by 40 cm. Roll untill the desired smootheness is obtained.OPTIONAL:
    After setting up the first coat of approximately one to three square meter (depending on the tool used), wait untill the paint dries up and darker and lighter spots will appear.
    Then use a window wiper – or trowel – to gently smoothen the surface. Take care not to remove paint. Clean wiper after each stroke with a damp cloth.
    Scratches will appear, but, with the third coat, the surface will be very smooth.
  5. Allow to dry for a minimum of 4 hours, before applying the next coat.
  6. Repeat step 4 two times over
    (important: use a minimum of 0.5 liter MagnetPaint per square meter)
  7. Let it dry for at least 24 hoursbefore covering it with a topcoat (drying times differ due to humidity and room temperature)

NB:
Remember to use a minimum of 0.5 liter Magnetpaint for 1 square meter. Do not stretch this, or the magnetic strength will weaken. 
Apply an extra coat for stronger magnetism with Neodymium magnets.

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General instructions:

Application
MagnetPaint is a water-based, lead-free, 100% acrylic latex coating. It conforms to environmental EC and VOC regulations, produces low odor, and allows for easy application and clean up.

MagnetPaint comes ready to use.
Dillute with a maximum of 5% water.
Never combine this product with another paint.
Mix paint thoroughly with a stirring stick just prior to use.
Apply a generous coat with a roller, brush or spraygun. If paint is to be applied on just a portion of a wall, apply masking tape border to the area, prior to painting, for a clean edge. Blend edges by sanding.

For best results, apply at temperature of 20°C.
One liter will cover approximately over 6 square meter with one coat. Multiple coats increase magnetic receptability. Two to three coats are recommended. Neodymium type magnets are advised for extra strong magnetism.
Test coat thickness/magnetic strength first on a small area.
Surface preparation
Proper surface preparation is essential for a long-lasting finish. Paint will not adhere to dirt, grease or water solubles such as wallpaper paste or glue sizing. Remove all loose or peeling paint. Wash surface with water and detergent, rinse well and allow to dry. Chalking surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned with water and a scrub brush. Remove loose material from cracks and holes, and fill with a quality spackling compound. When dry, sand smooth and wipe free of dust with a damp cloth. Smooth surfaces work best, rough concrete or cinderblock surfaces are not recommended. For good adhesion to gloss or semi gloss surfaces scuff the surface with sand-paper and use a liquid deglosser.
Drying time
Low temperatures and high humidity will inhibit drying. MagnetPaint is dry to the touch after 1 hour.
Allow MagnetPaint coats to dry for 4 hours, before applying the next coat. Allow paint to dry for 24 hours before applying a topcoat.
Clean-up
All tools and equipment should be cleaned immediately after use with warm soapy water. Spills and spatters should be wiped up with a damp cloth before they dry.
Removal
If you want to be able to remove MagnetPaint at a later time, apply the paint over a strippable (removeable) wall paper.
Stock
Keep dry and in stock at a temperature above 5 degrees Celsius.
General interest
Formulation conforms to flame spread rate of Federal Specification TT-P-26.

CAUTION: Avoid prolonged contact with skin or breathing vapors in enclosed spaces. Do not take internally. Close resealable container after each use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

MagnetPaint has been qualified for the European safety standard for childrens toys: EN71-3.

 

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