Friday, March 26, 2010

Magnetizing Your Paints!



Seeing as how space was a premium on my painting table, my wife suggested that I buy some spice racks. This sounded like a good idea and we headed to the container store to pick up this as well as other home improvement items. The thing is, there were these metal strips and magnet packs that kept calling to me. I know it seems insane, but I bought a bunch and busily glued magnets to a bunch of my paint pots. I probably need to buy a few more magnet strips, but I really like the way this is turning out. The paints are easy to see, reach, and out of my way unless I need them. The satisfying clunk sound they make when they click onto the wall is pretty cool as well.

16 comments:

  1. Now that is progress! Amazing.

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  2. I tought others ideas had me mede weep in joy before but this is the mother of all the really cool Ideas in the universe the idea is so simple ant the excecution is so elegant that im in love now.

    great tip have I said it is a great idea ithnk not enought.

    thanks

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  3. Nice idea, if only I had a dedicated hobby space. Currently I keep my paints in a 12 by 12 scrapbook paper plastic container I got on sale at micheals. Holds a lot of paint pots and has an attached flip lid.

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  4. Great idea .... and yes the clunk noise is very satisfying

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  5. I think that a dedicated area is not needed I dont have it too but I plan on doing a simple wood piece that serves as base for the magnetic strips like a mini library.

    and yesdrathmere I like your idea so much that I want to have something similar as soon as posible.

    Have I said that I really like it?.

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  6. I am really glad I could share this idea. I've got a ways to go to get my whole space cleaned up, but I think having a nice workspace is a pretty good motivational tool.

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  7. Very nice! This could be attached to inside of the toolbox I used as my transport/workstation!

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  8. That's a cracking idea, unfortunately I do most of my painting on the coffee table in the living room, so I don't think the wife would be too impressed with paints magnetised to the living room wall.

    Oh, for a dedicated painting area ...

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  9. Like Col. Corbane, I wouldn't have the room for this stunning idea, but when I do, consider it nicked!

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  10. Haha... That's pretty cool.

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  11. This is a great idea. Shame I don't have a wall near my painting space.
    This got me thinking though. With very strong magnets, you could put the magnet inside the paint pot. Then, when you take it down from the wall, the magnet would be loose and make a good stirrer when you shake the pot.

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  12. Thats an awesome idea! You could even had a little metal ledge on your painting area to attach open pots to and avoid spillage.

    Sadly I'm like Col and the others with no dedicated space, but I do have one of the GW paint stations and I'm going to see how I can adapt your idea to that

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  13. Again, I have no facility to do this at present...but it's an awesome idea! :)

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  14. I was a nomdic modeller for some time, but i converted the airing cupboard so space is limited but i can down tools when ever and pick up again later on, (no packing stuff away) but i'm going to have to try this ides out. I've been on the look out for a megnetic strip to hold all the pointy sharp things so gluegunning some metal to paint pots shouldn't be too hard. Thanks for the tip.

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  15. HAHAHAHA what a amazing idea.
    Love it.
    Peace Cortez 11th Legion

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