Create a Photo Wall with Magnetic Paint
Magnetic Paint provides an easy way to create an “invisible” Photo Wall. Brush it on like normal paint (it has magnetically attractive particles in it), when it’s dry it’s magnetic and a Fridgi Magnetic Frame will stick to it, you can use Fridgi Flexi Frames>> or Fridgi Tough Frames>> on magnetic paint. You can also paint over magnetic paint so it matches the rest of your room and becomes “invisible”.
Magnetic Paint Photowalls are great for large areas like walls, stairways and hallways. They are also a great addition to a renovation project as a Photowall can be “painted on” during the renovations. See our Inspiration Gallery>> for ideas.
4 simple steps to create a Magnetic Paint Photowall
Step 1 Decide on position & size.
Step 2 Mark out the area that you are going to paint. Use masking tape if you need a sharp edge (remember to think to the future and allow for more photos later).
Step 3 Paint the area with Magnetic Paint, follow the manufactures direction carefully. After it’s dry test the level of magnetic “grip”. We recommended adding one or two extra coats (above manufacturers recommendations) to give the wall extra “grip”. If you are going to “paint over” the magnetic paint you’ll need to put down an extra coat to allow for gripping through the top coat.
Step 4 When dry and cured you can put up your photos and frames. Start along the bottom them move up the sides and then the top, then fill the center.
Advantages of a Magnetic Paint Photowall
- A paint brush is the only tool you’ll need.
- Inexpensive to put up.
- Frames are held in place by magnets.
- Easy to change or move photos.
- Frames are less than 3 mm outstanding from the surface.
- It can take a few days to complete the process (paint, let dry, paint again…..) and once painted the size of your Photowall is fixed.
Innovative ideas for the creative
- Paint the area that your Photowall is going a different color, this will define the area, “frame” Photowall and focus attention on it.
- Create an actual Frame around your Photowall to define it’s size and focus attention in on the Photowall. You can use 4 pieces of stained timber to do this.
- Paint over the magnetic paint with chalk board paint (or if available use magnetic chalkboard paint) so you can and add captions to your Photowall.
For more info on Fridgi Magnetic Photo Frames see the Magnetic Frames>> page.
If you are ready to create a Magnetic Paint Photowall