29 Mar 2015

Rust-Oleum Dry Wipe, Chalkboard, Magnetic Paints

Anybody who knows me and has been following my blog for any length of time will know that I am a DIY novice who lacks any sort of DIY knowhow, but packs a lot of enthusiasm for the whole experience surrounding a DIY project.

So it was with abundant fervor that I took up the Rust-Oleum challenge to transform our home with a trio of novel paints - a Dry Wipe paint, a Chalkboard paint and a Magnetic primer.

Rust-Oleum Dry Wipe, Chalkboard, Magnetic Paints

I had heard of Rust-Oleum as a brand, but had never come across these revolutionary paints. Imagine transforming any surface in your home or outside into a white board or a chalkboard or a magnetic board. What would you choose to do? A door, a wall, a table, the possibilities are endless.

That was the dilemma I faced when the Rust-Oleum paints arrived on my doorstep. I wanted to create boards all over the house, but M was having none of it. After much debate, we reached a compromise. The decision was made to create a magnetic board for J on the door of the under-stairs cupboard. The fact that we did not have a single magnetic surface in the house, not even the front of the fridge as it happens to be housed inside a cabinet, weighed heavily in my favour. 

Armed with masking tape and a brush, I set about using the Rust-Oleum Magnetic primer paint. And soon realised that the tin asks for a roller brush to ensure a smooth and uniform finish! 

M got bundled off to the local DIY store to procure said roller brush and returned with a set of 4. So the next couple of coats of the Magnetic primer were applied as per the pack instructions, and voila! We had a grey magnetic board ready for J to stick his alphabets on. Boy, was I proud of myself!

Before and after - Rust-Oleum Magnetic primer

Now I chose to leave the board as a grey, but you have the option to coat it with any paint you like. This brings me to part 2 of my Rust-Oleum project. I intend to coat the front of my freezer with the Magnetic primer and overlay it with the Dry Wipe Whiteboard paint. So effectively, I hope to convert the freezer door to a magnetic whiteboard perfect for sticking fridge magnets and scribbling messages. 

J's old chalkboard was getting on a bit. So I decided to refresh it with a coat of the Chalkboard paint. An easy enough task that got done in a matter of minutes. Recoating done, the chalkboard looked brand new and ready for squiggling. 

Before and after - Rust-Oleum Chalkboard paint
The ease of use of the Chalkboard paint set me thinking. J already has a set of jumbo outdoor chalks that he uses on the patio floor. Perhaps I could make him an outdoor chalkboard with some broken pieces of fence lying around the garden. That was my third planned project.

Unfortunately, I have had to abandon projects 2 and 3 because the lack of sunshine and the abundance of cold viruses means DIY is on the back burner for the time being. Fingers crossed, as the days grow longer and hopefully warmer, I will be able to restart and see my projects to completion. 

I promise to blog about them in Rust-Oleum part 2 - The creation of magnetic whiteboards and outdoor chalkboards. Watch this space.


Rust-Oleum Dry Wipe, Chalkboard, Magnetic Paints 

Disclaimer: We were sent samples of Rust-Oleum paints for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.






20 comments:

  1. I'm putting a chalk board wall in my son's room soon. I hadn't thought about making it magnetic before but I will do now. Thank you x.

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  2. The chalk board paint looks fab. It is giving me lots of recycling ideas, like turning an old easel into a chalk board, or perhaps painting the inside of a wooden play house. Lots of possibilites with this one!

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  3. when she was younger, my sister painted her room door with chalkboard paint it was so much fun lol. She recently gave us chalkboard sticky wallpaper to go on our kids room door x

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  4. This looks an interesting activity, please keep me posted on how it works out! A simple but effective idea for a blackboard.

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  5. This is such a neat idea, I would love to turn our kitchen door into something like this :)

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  6. I can't wait to see the end results!

    I've used their blackboard spray before and it's brilliant.

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  7. We've been thinking of putting a chalkboard in Tigger's room, I'm interested to see how this works

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  8. I want one of these in my boys room , its such a great idea

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  9. Wow what an awesome product! xx

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  10. Such a good idea and so much fun for the kids how clever.

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  11. What excellent products - I look forward to reading about how you use them next.

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  12. Such a cool idea! I would have loved to have something similar when I was younger

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  13. love the chalkboard refresh .. sorry to hear you have been unwell lovely .. will keep my eyes peeled for stage 2 xx

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  14. OOh I never knew such things existed, my brother could have done with this a week or so ago when he went and bought a new chalkboard as my nieces was wrecked x

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  15. I REALLY want these for my house - both the blackboard and magnetic paints....such a great idea...looking forward to seeing how it all goes!

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  16. I love their chalkboard paint and am thinking about trying the white board one too

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  17. I would love a chalkboard paint in one of kids rooms; it would make things so much easier at times. We might have to condier re-painting part of the room.

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  18. I want one for the kitchen! Looks awesome :)

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  19. We are in the process of planning out a new clubhouse for our children (it gets delivered this week) and I think having seen this post that we will be using chalkboard paint on one of the internal walls. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. We have some of this to try......need to get on with it

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