4 Magnetic Paint Ideas for Your Apartment

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4 Magnetic Paint Ideas for Your Apartment

Staff Writer · Dec 30, 2010

Magnetic paint can be used in many functional, fun and decorative ways in the home but is especially helpful to add organization to a kitchen. Family members can communicate and add organization to the kitchen but it can also be used to add whimsy and fun to the home.

1 – Walls

Entire walls can be painted with magnetic paint allowing walls to be used to organize a room. Using magnets to hang artwork, notes and pictures can also avoid walls riddled with nail holes and tape. Magnetic paint works well on walls and can be used as an accent wall but it can also be used to prime a wall. Priming a wall with magnetic paint is a great idea because it then can be painted over with any wall cover to blend in with the rest of the room.

The magnetized wall can then be decorated with family photos, artwork, school work and messages to give the kitchen a family feel. Magnetic tape and magnets that are peel and stick can be purchased at most craft stores to be placed on the back of photos or artwork to give them a permanent home on the magnetic wall.

2 – Cupboards

Kitchen cupboards are another great place for magnetic paint to be used. The cabinets can be primed with magnetic paint and then painted the color of choice. This is a great place to hang grocery lists and notes to other family members. Magnetic chalkboard paint can also be purchased and used on walls and cabinets. Cabinets painted with this paint can have magnets on them but also can be written on with chalk for a fun accent in the kitchen that can be used to not only communicate messages with other family members but also can be a fun source of entertainment for any children in the home.

3 – Pantry Doors

A pantry door in the kitchen is usually a boring focal point in the kitchen and often riddled with finger prints and needing frequent cleanings. Instead of constantly worrying about keeping it clean and tidy, make it a fun centerpiece of the kitchen that the whole family can enjoy. Magnetic paint can be used to cover the entire pantry door and then decorate it with family photos or children’s artwork.

4 – Note Boards and Calenders

For those who do not have interest in painting a large area with magnetic paint, consider painting a small rectangular area on one of the walls or doors. This area can be used as a family memo board to hang messages to one another and as a central area of communication in the home. Paint the same area with chalkboard paint as well as magnetic paint and draw a calender grid for notes and magnets to be used to mark monthly events and appointments. For a similar idea use a piece of wood in the shape and size appropriate for the wall and paint it with magnetic and chalkboard paint to use as a message center that can be hung and placed in any room in the home.

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