Thursday, June 24, 2010

Magnetic Mural

This is the mural I just finished in my son's room. I painted a 3 x 4 foot rectangle using magnetic primer. I then top coated it with house paint and painted a copy of one of Evan's dragon drawings on top. You can see in the photo that he already has magnetic words up on it to play with.
I found the magnetic primer to be very sloppy to work with and did 6 coats of it because the instructions indicated the more coats, the more magnetic it would be. I did not find much difference between 3 coats and 6. It does the job though.


  1. Love the mural. Does your son love it too?

  2. Thanks Geert-Jan - I can't take all the credit though - I copied the dragon from my son. Kid's art is very cool.
    Autumn - My son loves it!

  3. This is such a great idea Tammy! I agree that kids art is so cool... it's just so uninhibited.