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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

04/04/2016

Magnetic hooks for your BBQ

Barbecue season is that glorious time of the year when the weekday evenings get longer and the scent of freshly-cut grass and chargrilled meat fill the air. As you dust off the trusty grill for another summer of faithful service, consider a magnetic upgrade for your favourite utensils.   We’ve been there, mid-grill, as the sausages are on the cusp of turning from perfectly charred to burnt to a crisp, you are presented with another plate of uncooked burgers and you can’t hear yourself think above the din of the... Read More

04/04/2016
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Mining-inspired interactive sculpture brought to life with magnets

At first4magnets we are proud to have worked with many inspirational creative people over the years including artists, sculptors, architects and designers and we literally jump at the chance to help with creative projects. After all, magnets are a wonderful tool for creating interactive works of art as they instil a sense of wonder and curiosity in anyone who handles them. Recently, we were approached by artist Jenny Hall, Creative Director at Craftedspace who had a vision to create an exhibition that explored mining and the links between destruction and... 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

18/11/2015
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How to make magnetic wine glass charms for your Christmas party

At any party, especially at Christmas it is easy to get carried away. As the food, wine and merriment begin to flow, it is even easier to lose track of which glass belongs to whom. It is also tradition for dinner party hosts and hostesses to offer their guests a small favour. By making your own wine glass charms you can prevent any glass-related confusion and give your guests a classy little gift. Here is what you will need: 22mm diameter memory wire rings Decorative beads or charms Magnetic jewellery... Read More

13/11/2015

Make your own magnetic bookmarks

If you have ever lost your bookmark when half way through a great read you will know just how annoying it can be. Yet, this is something so easily avoidable with a magnetic bookmark and by making your own you can personalise each one to your own taste. Or, they make really fantastic gifts for your friends and family – especially at Christmas. A magnetic bookmark is normally made out of a single piece of material or card which is folded in half and slipped over a page or pages.... Read More

12/11/2015
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Make a levitating Lego Santa sleigh

Combining Lego and magnets opens up a whole world of fun and creativity; here, we will show you how to make a Christmas decoration with a difference. As well as being fun to make, it helps you learn about magnets too. If you or your children have other Lego kits, you will no doubt be able to piece together the bricks needed to create a Santa sleigh bursting with festive funk. You don’t have to copy ours, there are lots of designs to be found online. Will you decide on... Read More

12/11/2015

Make a ‘pin the nose’ on Rudolph the Reindeer game

This festive spin on the timeless ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ game is sure to prove a great past-time at your Christmas party this year and something everyone young and old can get involved in. Who at your party will return Rudolph’s bright red nose to its rightful place? With just a few materials, it is so easy to put together, here’s how: What you need: White magnetic sheet (small or large) or  self-adhesive magnetic sheet (small or large) A4 red magnetic sheet Printed Rudolph design, or permanent marker... Read More

04/11/2015

Effortlessly clean-up your bonfire with a magnetic sweeper

Bonfires are synonymous with the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot and other celebrations with hundreds of private and public displays organised every year. However, the time and financial cost of the clean-up effort after these displays can skyrocket. To make a bonfire, your need wood and lots of it, that much is obvious. And, within wood such as discarded pallets and furniture, you will find lots of screws, nails, tacks and staples that hold together the discarded items. Once the dying embers of the fire have rescinded to ash, the... Read More

27/10/2015

Make your own Halloween spider fishing game

This spooky spin on the traditional magnet fishing or hook-a-duck game is sure to keep everyone entertained at your Halloween party and is so simple to put together.   What you need: Large white flexible magnetic sheet Black dry-wipe marker pen Chopsticks String Tape Spider-shaped cut out Self-adhesive steel discs Ferrite ring magnets   How to make your own spider fishing game: 1) Firstly, unroll your white magnetic sheet and draw your spider web on to it with your black dry-wipe marker pen.              ... Read More