The project's in my son's room are well under way but they are not completed yet. One of the new things I wanted to try was:
My first tip for using this primer is to MIX IT AT THE STORE!!!! I did not do this and regretted it!! It took a good half hour of mixing this before I could use it on the wall. By this point my hand was ready to fall off and there was no painting done.
Next, this primer can be hard to clean so if you are not priming the whole wall cover the part you are not priming. I also had to scrape this off our baseboards and it was quite a project. Thankfully the hardwoods were covered. This primer does spray when you are rolling it. I was using a foam roller and do not usually have to worry about spraying. The primer does have a texture to it which could have caused the spraying.
The box recommends three coats of primer followed by no more than two coats of the wall color. I followed these directions, I did three coats, each a half hour apart, as recommended on the box. Waited the full four hours and painted the top color, waited about three hours for it to dry and added the magnets. It did not work. The magnets slid down the wall and did not stick. I headed to the internet for help and found that many who had tried this recommended as many as six coats of the primer. Back to the drawing board, added three more coats of primer and topped it with one coat of the wall color. IT WORKED!!
Some spots on the wall are more magnetic than others. I am on the look out for slightly stronger magnets so he can add more artwork. Overall I am happy with the primer. Would have been happier if I had these tips ahead of time. The process would have been much smoother.
Sorry for the blurry pictures.
Last tip~do not use this primer the day before a big event, say like your sister's wedding, because you will be covered in black flecks and your nails will be black and you may need to douse yourself with large quantities of paint thinner so you can be presentable for the big day.
This is his completed desk that I had shown in a previous post.
It looks amazing. Loving all the storage and he has plenty of space to sit and create his masterpieces.
Would love to know if anyone else tries/tried this product and what your thoughts are.