Magnetic Chalkboard Paint: What You Need To Know

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Think chalkboards are boring and belong in the past? Why not upgrade with some magnetic chalkboard paint?

Magnetic chalkboard surfaces no longer just belong in classrooms; they can now be frequently viewed in modern offices, restaurants and many other businesses. This solution is so versatile it can be used in any location and suit any need.

Is Chalkboard Paint Magnetic?

Standard chalkboard paint is not magnetic, but it is really easy to make it magnetic by using a magnetic paint with your chalkboard paint. Simply apply our Smart Magnetic Paint or Super Magnetic Paint, then Smart Chalkboard Paint to create your magnetic chalkboard surface.

Create a magnetic chalkboard surface and remove the need for clutter filled desks. But that is not all. Read on and discover some of the reasons a magnetic chalkboard surface could be the right choice for you.

No Drilling

With magnetic chalkboard paint you can hold anything up on the wall without having to drill holes for shelving. This means you won’t be restricted in where you can hang things on the wall the way you would be with shelving.

Simply stick your documents onto your surface with high quality neo-magnets, available from our store.

This magnetic chalkboard surface doesn’t require you to hang a heavy metal sheet either. Simply follow the application instructions and start writing in no time.

For Home and Work

Write messages, brainstorm ideas, update plans, change menus.

This is a great addition to any office or home as you can use it for so many different things such as sticking up bills and bank statements, hanging project files and writing the weekly schedule.

Magnetic blackboard surfaces can be decorated with colourful pictures, photographs or with messages and reminders written in a variety of colours.

Adding a magnetic blackboard surface can be very effective in your home, office, restaurant or school.


Do you have issues with clutter?

That no longer needs to be a problem with a magnetic chalkboard wall since everything can be stuck with a magnet onto your wall. You no longer have to worry about misplacing the pages of your notes. Instead, you can hang documents or write directly onto your surface so you can leave your desk clear of mess.

Removing the need for endless amounts of paper is great for the environment by reducing your waste. It’s also great for your focus as there is much less clutter around your working or learning space.

A magnetic chalkboard creates a modern, clutter-free environment for those looking for a unique alternative to standard magnetic whiteboard surfaces.

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Any Size and Shape

With a magnetic blackboard paint wall you can create a magnetic chalkboard surface in any size and shape that you choose. There are no limits to your new surface.

The combination of our magnetic paint and chalkboard paint can be applied to any smooth, non-porous surface, including drywall, wood, plaster and metal.

For the best results, prepare your chosen surface by using a primer to ensure an even finish when applying the magnetic and chalkboard paints. We have both a white and a transparent primer available to buy on our website.


Chalk is available in a rainbow of colours, so writing on the surface gives you a range of versatile options. By adding different coloured chalk to your board you can separate various tasks more easily and highlight the more pressing duties or notes.

A huge range of chalk sticks and chalk markers are available online or instore from a wide range of retailers.

How To Apply and Use Your Magnetic Chalkboard Wall

Magnetic paint and blackboard paint can be used together harmoniously. After priming and marking the area, simply apply 3 coats of Smart Magnetic Paint and 2 coats of Smart Chalkboard Paint to complete your surface.

We recommend using Smart Neo-Magnets or any strong rare earth magnets for the magnetic functionality. You can also use standard chalk and chalkboard markers to write on the surface.

Your magnetic blackboard surface is easy to clean. Simply use a regular blackboard duster or microfibre cloth. Some chalky residue will remain when cleaning with a dry cloth but this can be removed by using a damp cloth.

Worried About Paint Fumes and Dust?

At Smarter Surfaces we take pride in knowing that our products are low in odor and VOC, PFOA and isocyanate free meaning it is completely safe to apply around adults or children. Our paints come with a number of certifications, including LEED, Fire, Indoor Air Comfort, and M1.

This product is extremely safe to use as it does not release dust particles into the air. Many other paints contain isocyanates which are unsafe for the public to use. Smarter Surfaces’ paints are completely free from isocyanates.

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Already have a blackboard surface and thinking about changing it to a whiteboard surface? You can check out all our whiteboard ideas to transform your chalkboard surface.

Have you any questions regarding our products? Call us on the relevant number below:

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