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DIY Magnet Applications

20/11/2019

Secondary glazing with magnets

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping, and frost is starting to appear, all the classicsigns 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 include:... 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 PRODUCTS 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

28/09/2015
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Securing cables to a steel surface

  Drilling into a steel surface is time consuming and permanent, with no margin for error or adjustment once the holes are drilled. This can present problems when you need to secure cables to the walls of a steel clad building quickly and easily. Using a magnetic cable tie mount to secure cables is a great solution. It not only saves time on the installation but enables the installer to easily and quickly reposition the anchor points during or after installation. As well as simply securing cables, magnetic cable tie... Read More

23/10/2014

Magnetic stud finder

Most houses will have interior studded walls and ceilings. The term stud is a strange one, it simply refers to the hidden timber beams that plasterboard is nailed or screwed to, to form a wall or ceiling. Between each of the studs in the wall there is a cavity that is often filled with insulation which doesn’t offer any structural support. That’s why, when drilling into a wall to hang a heavy item it is vital to locate the timber studs. Otherwise the weight of the item will simply strip... Read More

03/10/2014

Fitting a magnetically attachable bath panel

If you have put lots of time and effort into refitting your bathroom, you will have undoubtedly considered a suitable decorative bath panel to cover the unsightly void beneath your bath. Nobody wishes to see ugly screw heads holding a panel in place, and what’s more, if your tub springs a leak it will take vital time to remove the panel. The smart solution is a magnetic bath panel which is straightforward to remove allowing easy access to your vital plumbing. What’s more magnets are more robust and less fiddly... Read More

15/09/2014
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Magnets for holding arrows in an archer’s quiver

Archery is a sport which is ever increasing in popularity and it really is accessible for everyone; irrespective of age, ability and physical fitness anyone can enjoy it. Archery GB has 34,000 members alone and many, many more people are ‘having a go’ at events and activity centres up and down the country, every weekend. Richard from Merseyside is one of the many people taking up archery and who recently contacted first4magnets with a common problem. Richard said: “I have recently retired and taken up archery to get me out... Read More