Magnetic Whiteboard

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    I needed a new whiteboard so I found some paint at home depot that allows you to paint a whiteboard anywhere you'd like.

    I figured why not put a layer of magnetic paint underneath it.

    The only thing left to do is paint my face underneath the arrow.

    Todd Kravos, programwitch, Keef M, and 37 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. incomehero 83 months ago | reply

      Lol! That is so cool!

    2. Rex Pechler 83 months ago | reply

      cool, but is it smooth?

    3. Chris W. Burke 83 months ago | reply

      it's actually very smooth. I had to put about 5 layers of the stuff on.

    4. ginatrapani 83 months ago | reply

      Nice! Love it!

    5. Chris W. Burke 83 months ago | reply

      If anyone would like to try it here's a link to the product:

    6. MRMoomaw 83 months ago | reply

      What did you use for the border? And did you have to do any sanding?

    7. Chris W. Burke 83 months ago | reply

      I used just some basic semi-gloss black paint. The instructions said to sand the surface to have it bond better. However since I had a few layers of magnetic paint underneath it, I didn't bother sanding.

      One thing I should point out is that you will have better results if you put a layer of gloss paint before the whiteboard paint.

      Also when it comes to erasing it's best to use the dry erase "solution" that i think EXPO makes.

    8. codecraig 70 months ago | reply

      awesome.....I love white boarding but hate the constrained spaces of the options available from Wal-Mart, Target, etc....I've got to try this at home.

    9. katecorman 70 months ago | reply

      I was just getting ready to do this on a wall at house and saw this on a random Flickr search. Looks great! I noticed in the comments you said you put two coats of magnetic paint on then the whiteboard paint (5 layers, really?) Any other suggestions for me before I start? Do magnets work pretty good on it?

    10. moonie_tricks 69 months ago | reply

      you have just saved me. I am a teacher and love my whiteboards... almost to a fault. I'm very particular about them and keep them impeccably clean.

      I've been transferred to a new school where there is not a whiteboard to be found in my classroom. Instead, I have what used to be chalkboards (the school is incredibly old) with some sort of white crap put over them that's now peeling. I thought I'd have to plunk down $$$ just to buy one and somehow try to figure out a way to install it, but then I found your DIY idea.

      OMG. Thank you so much. So that you have an idea of what I'm working with, here is what the chalkboards in question look like:

      Thank you, thank you, thank you again. Seriously. :)

    11. iba328 54 months ago | reply

      I created a whiteboard similar to this, but was unsuccessful because the magnetic paint ended up being quite bumpy after I applied the whiteboard paint, eventhough I applied many layers of the whiteboard paint after. When I would write on it the dry-erase marker wouldn't completely erase because it would get stuck in the bumps. Do you have any recommendations of how to fix this or avoid it if i start again?

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