Diy magnetic whiteboard

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Diy magnetic whiteboard
Turn a frame into a custom magnetic white board. (frame. finished gold frame image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com)

Combine paint designed to turn any surface magnetic with whiteboard paint to create a magnetic whiteboard. Paint a square of both paints on the wall, and hang a wood frame around the paint square to create an area for reminders and notes. Use this technique in a kitchen, children's room, or even near the front door to hold messages.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • White board paint
  • Magnetic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Solid wood frame with a flat back
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Wood screws
  • Drill
  • Studfinder

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate the studs in the wall where you want to position the whiteboard with an electronic stud finder. Mark a spot on the studs just above and below where your frame will hang so you can locate them later.

  2. 2

    Have a helper hold the frame where you would like it to hang. Use the level to ensure it hangs straight. Draw a pencil line on the wall across the top of the frame. Draw a pencil line on the wall inside the frame on all four sides. Set the frame aside.

  3. 3

    Mark another outline 1 inch outside the already-drawn square. Paint the area inside this second line with one coat of magnetic paint. Allow to dry.

  4. 4

    Paint white board paint over the magnetic paint. Allow it to dry for two days, and add another coat. Apply a third layer if necessary to achieve a smooth coverage. Allow to dry for two days before using.

  5. 5

    Hang the frame over your magnetic whiteboard square by drilling wood screws into the previously marked studs.

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