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DIY Magnet Applications

07/04/2020
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Hanging artwork with counterbore magnets

Hanging pictures and artwork at home is an extremely common application amongst our customers. Artwork comes in all shapes, sizes and materials, which can often make securing to walls difficult. But don’t worry, with the help of our experts we will take on any challenge! We recently had a visit from our customers, Mr and Mrs Wilson, they were looking to display their artwork on their dining room wall.  The piece was circular in shape and was made from steel, you can view the artwork below. They wanted to fit... Read More

24/03/2020
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Door closures with countersunk magnets

We have recently been working with Peter Bell Architects on their recent installation. They were looking to build a ‘wall’ to hide the base of a staircase to the basement of an early Victorian house. The ‘wall’ appears to look like a wall of panels and cupboard doors, where in fact one of the panels pivots to reveal a staircase. They were after a solution that would create a sleek and subtle closure, to echo the wall illusion. So, how did our magnets help? Our experts advised they purchase: 20mm... Read More

24/03/2020
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Kitchen appliance hack: Tumble dryer door

The use of magnets does not need to be complicated. In fact, some of the simple ideas are the best ones! Recently we helped a customer with a simple home DIY trick for their tumble dryer door. Their tumble dryer sits on top of their washing machine and the door to the dryer kept closing whilst they were loading and unloading from the machine. They needed a solution to keep the door open when required. The customer advised the team that their dryer door was made from chrome plastic, which... Read More

16/03/2020
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Homemade magnetic gift ideas

Struggling what to get your Mum this Mother’s Day, or looking for a gift for a friend? Don’t panic. We have put together some quick and easy homemade gift ideas for any last-minute present buying! Homemade gifts enable you to add personal touches, making the recipient feel extra special. These applications are suitable to do with children and can be adapted further for the more advanced crafters! So, lets get started! MAGNETIC JEWELLERY CLASPS Are they obsessed with jewellery? Get creative and make them a bracelet or necklace from scratch!... Read More

20/11/2019

Secondary glazing with magnets

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping, and frost is starting to appear, all the classic signs that winter is approaching! Due to the cold weather our Experts frequently get asked about winter based applications, in particular about achieving secondary glazing with magnets. Secondary glazing is a cheaper solution to double glazing and is something you can install yourself. With this in mind, we have put together a simple step by step guide for you. All you need is our FerroFlex®, MagFlex® tapes and a plastic sheet. Benefits... Read More

13/11/2019

A simple solution to stopping light seepage with magnets

No one likes a bad night sleep, especially not from light seeping through your curtains. Sleep plays a vital role in everyone’s life it helps improve mental/physical health, it supports a healthy brain function and makes you more productive during the day. So why let the things like your curtains get in the way of this? Especially since this can be easily fixed with our simple solution! All you need is our Stitch In PVC coated ‘Quick Change’ Textile Magnets: Once you have purchased the stitch in PVC coated ‘quick... Read More

07/10/2019
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Keep your gates securely closed with countersunk magnets

Magnets are a quick and easy solution for keeping doors, cupboards and gates closed securely. Recently we had an inquiry from one of our customers, Steve, who required a magnetic solution for his gate. After speaking to one of our experts, Steve purchased: 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull NORTH 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull SOUTH. SHOP NOW These magnets are ideal for this application due to the countersunk central hole, which allows them to... Read More

21/06/2018

Create interactive magnetic walls with MagFlex® sheets

In February 2018, we added hundreds of new products to our wall coverings range, across MagFlex®, FerroFlex®, SteelFlex®, NeoFlex®, PrintFlex®, FerroPaint® and accessories! Each range offers something unique that can be used in various different ways for endless customer applications. Most recently, our customer, Louise, sent in some images of her Interactive Interiors magnetic wallpaper collection, where she uses our MagFlex® 620mm Wide Flexible Magnetic Sheets with 3M Self Adhesive to bring her creation to life! Louise started by applying the MagFlex® sheets to the wall using strong 3M self-adhesive. Our MagFlex® sheets utilise... Read More

14/06/2018

How to Apply FerroPaint®, the Magnetic Paint

FerroPaint® by Magnet Expert, is a revolutionary blend of paint and fine iron particles that once applied to walls, doors or furniture, creates a ferrous surface that magnets will attract to. It’s best used in homes, offices and schools to create an engaging space that you can interact with! Magnetically attract your favourite photos, marketing POS or pupil’s artwork in various walks of life. But how is FerroPaint® best applied? To help our customers apply FerroPaint®, we have produced this short video which shows: What you need How to prepare your surface... Read More

13/01/2016
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Replacing the magnet in a speaker

Finely tuned speakers can cost hundreds of pounds, however, when you open up a speaker the basic fundamental parts are startlingly similar whether you are looking at a high-end brand made from the finest materials or a budget portable speaker. They all use the power of magnets. Before we look at how to specifically remove and replace a magnet in a speaker, we’ll firstly take a look at the science behind how magnetism is used to create sound. Audible sound is a result of vibrations and a speaker creates these... Read More