Thursday, June 14, 2012
DIY Old Frame to Magnetic Board (Krylon Review)
My boss gave me this frame (thanks, Genny!) several weeks ago and it has been hanging out, waiting for a conversion ever since.
It's the perfect host for our Krylon review!
All in all, it turned out alright. The strength of the magnet is dependent on how many coats you use. They suggest 2, I used 4 and still didn't find it to be as strong as I'd like.
Also, when they say you need to shake the can for 2 full minutes before using, they're serious. I thought it only needed to be done for the first use.. boy was I wrong! If you don't shake it for 2 minutes every time, you end up with the mottled finish that I got. It started out even, then when I didn't shake properly for the second coat it ended up looking like this. And 2 more coats of evenly applied spray didn't help in the end.
However, it's a fun, inexpensive little project and it was fun! Also, you can paint over the spray, making a magnetic board in ANY COLOR you want! The room this went into is grey + dark black/brown with lime accents, so I just left the board in grey.
You could do a lot with this- a frame repurpose is the bare minimum, so I'll see what else I can come up with. If you have any good ideas- let me know!
I needed to get a ridiculous amount of work done because this will be my last post for the week. I'll explain next week, though I may not post again til Tuesday. That will probably be the longest I've ever gone between posts! I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and that your days are warm and sunny. As always, thanks for reading!