Magnetic Whiteboard

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.

  • Adomas Kontautas 7y

    Lol! That is so cool!
  • Rex Pechler 7y

    cool, but is it smooth?
  • Chris Burke 7y

    it's actually very smooth. I had to put about 5 layers of the stuff on.
  • Gina Trapani 7y

    Nice! Love it!
  • Chris Burke 7y

    If anyone would like to try it here's a link to the product:
  • MRMoomaw 7y

    What did you use for the border? And did you have to do any sanding?
  • Chris Burke 7y

    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.
  • Craig W 6y

    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.
  • katecorman 6y

    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?
  • moonie_tricks 6y

    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:

    IMG_8117 by moonie_tricks

    Thank you, thank you, thank you again. Seriously. :)
  • iba328 5y

    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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