Cost to Paint a Magnetic Wall

Cost to Paint a Magnetic Wall

The average DIY cost to paint a magnetic wall yourself is $90 compared with hiring a painting contractor who will o the job for $229. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 8.4 Diy 9.5
Money Pro $229 Diy $90
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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 Cost to Paint a Magnetic Wall

Cost to Paint a Magnetic Wall

The average DIY cost to paint a magnetic wall yourself is $90 compared with hiring a painting contractor who will o the job for $229. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 8.4 Diy 9.5
Money Pro $229 Diy $90
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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A kid's room or playroom is the perfect setting for a magnetic wall to display favorite artwork, awards and other important stuff. Using a specialty magnetic primer as a base coat allows you to create a wall surface similar to your refrigerator for whatever can be held in place with a magnet. The magnetic primer can be applied to just about any surface, including drywall, plaster, wood, metal and masonry. Then paint over it with a coat of latex paint. If you want to define the magnetic area of a wall, add a chair rail or outline it with molding.

A painting contractor will charge $229 to paint the lower 4 feet of one wall in a 10-by-12-foot room with magnetic wall primer and then paint the entire wall with latex colored paint. This includes both labor and material. The materials include the magnetic primer, latex paint, painter's tape, brush and roller. You can do it yourself for $90, the cost of the material, and save 60 percent. The job is so small you might have trouble finding a pro to do the job, which makes it better to do it yourself.

Start with a clean, dry surface, tape off the area to paint, and apply three thin coats of the magnetic primer, letting each application dry between coatings. Finish the job with a topcoat of latex paint.

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Wrapping up, given the average cost to paint a magnetic wall you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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