Magnetic plaster

flynnyman

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Decided to use my magnetic plaster from smarter surfaces, curtesy of @Barbara :). I did a job a while back at a children's hospice in their main room where all the kids chill, this hospice relies on donations to run. I did the main wall in magnetic and they are buzzing with it but coincidence has it they rang me the same day I got this gear from smarter surfaces. In the kids part they have a wall where every child that has been there, has their picture in a star which is stook to the wall. They rang me regarding doing this wall coz as you can imagine it's harder and harder to move them around, add others and they constantly get knocked off, so what they saw with the other wall would be perfect. Went past after work to do it so here it is and it's curved as well :)
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The letters peeled off easy enough, and I didn't bother to prime because this stuff is similar to paint and also a bit similar to Venetian, feels a bit like micro as well. I got there for five and had it on for half past :) easy to use a bit like easy filling, felt a bit weird putting it on thick maybe best to put a few thinner coats but I didn't want to be there too long. The gear dries quite quick I was trowelling at about six then got to six thirty and I packed away :) I have about a quarter left which I will apply tomorrow just to flatten like you would with easy fill and I say it will pull in quick.
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It's done that height coz that's where they put the pics so was ideal coz i only had enough for five metres :) couldn't help try a few magnets before I left :)
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Here is the other wall I did which they are painting a theme on so more pics to come.

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how thick does it go on flynny? Got a wall to do in a couple of weeks with it..

cant decide to skim teh wall with MF first then put this over it with a square marked out tt bead off a square with it...lol
 

CeeVee

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Looks great that. Havent had chance to try mine yet.
I was going to ask the same about thickness...looks mighty strong for such a thin coat.
 

flynnyman

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how thick does it go on flynny? Got a wall to do in a couple of weeks with it..

cant decide to skim teh wall with MF first then put this over it with a square marked out tt bead off a square with it...lol
It goes on thin compared to finish I will go back today gonna bring some stuff I've used on BG gear and see what the strength is like.
 

flynnyman

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Yeah smarter surfaces
Went back after work got there for 4.45 was gone an hour later, put what I had left on which I don't think will make a massive difference, coz it was tight and just smoothed it off. I thought it wouldn't be that good coz the coat seems quite thin but I was wrong it's surprisingly good. I took a few pics I've used before when I was messing with BG gear and they stuck just as good I think I'm gonna try the guitar again coz that was the biggest thing I've tried.

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This was before the tight coat and the magnets really stuck well
The ones below are just tarting it up, I am back next week so will see how they get on with it .

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It really did feel like using Venetian I was tempted to polish it just to see but it's Friday :)
 
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Barbara

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Went back after work got there for 4.45 was gone an hour later, put what I had left on which I don't think will make a massive difference, coz it was tight and just smoothed it off. I thought it wouldn't be that good coz the coat seems quite thin but I was wrong it's surprisingly good. I took a few pics I've used before when I was messing with BG gear and they stuck just as good I think I'm gonna try the guitar again coz that was the biggest thing I've tried.

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This was before the tight coat and the magnets really stuck well
The ones below are just tarting it up, I am back next week so will see how they get on with it .

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It really did feel like using Venetian I was tempted to polish it just to see but it's Friday :)

Great feedback, really appreciate it and glad you like it!
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
Popped back today with the guitar, this was one of the heaviest things I tried in the past, I did have bigger stuff like canvases but this was the heaviest and also its shape made it hard. It pissed it no problem and it even stuck to the curved part of the wall, so overall very impressed.

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have you heard of a fella called mark holden flyn ??
director of redrose drylining.
he built a few nursery with his millions !!!
he might be interested with what your doing.
might be a few £££££££'s in it for ya.
(y)
 

flynnyman

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Hey @flynnyman any pics from the final result :)
These are the last ones I took when I visited the other week, they will be using that whole wall as a sort of memory wall for all the children that have been there. It was quite sad listening to them talk about it and makes you appreciate what you have, a lot of the parents come back every year to visit so will be nice once it's painted for them to see their children's pic. I will pop back soon when it's done to take more pics, they are hoping to get someone to paint a backdrop on the walls then use magnets, s o should be interesting also the use of hanging musical instruments is not a bad idea.:) oh and I did get your message but I've not had time I've been quite busy but will get back to you.

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zombie

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I just don't get it tbh!

Still can't work out how there can be sufficient market to warrant producing it?

Happy to be educated though!
 

flynnyman

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I just don't get it tbh!

Still can't work out how there can be sufficient market to warrant producing it?

Happy to be educated though!
Turning a wall that is usually ignored, into a wall that kids can use to get creative and learn is a very good idea, also a lot I've been back to are being used to show off certificates that would be put in a drawer. I've done a few schools that love it and use it all the time to teach counting and spelling. Smarter surfaces are making head way in the office environment where it is also useful, I've done a few kitchen walls that are being used a lot like a notice board, so it has its uses.
 
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Barbara

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I just don't get it tbh!

Still can't work out how there can be sufficient market to warrant producing it?

Happy to be educated though!

spot on @flynnyman :) I think this video shows functional surfaces really well:
Very popular in the office/corporate space to transform whole rooms and get people to work together, brainstorm, plan etc

I have a wall near my desk in the office :D see below me reviewing all of our labels

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