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  • Magnetic Wallpapers

    Smart Magnetic Wallpapers Questions & Top Tips


    Welcome to the FAQs for our Smart Magnetic Wallpapers, including Smart Magnetic Wallpaper, Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper (Magnetic and Whiteboard) and Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen. Below we have outlined the answers to the most commonly asked questions.


    • How To Apply Magnetic Wallpapers

      Smart Magnetic Wallpapers can be applied by professional and non-professional users. They are applied just like any other commercial wallpaper, using a vinyl on vinyl adhesive. A vinyl over vinyl adhesive must be used to install these wallpapers. Normal wallpaper adhesive is not suitable.

      Please ensure you have read our the Application Guide below, before beginning the installation.

      Care must be taken when unpacking and handling not to bend or crease the wallpaper, as this may damage the surface.


      How can Magnetic Wallpapers be applied?


    • Priming & Sealing

      Do I need to prime the surface before applying Smart Magnetic Wallpaper?

      Only absorbent surfaces should be treated with a primer before application.
    • Suitable Surfaces

      Can Smart Magnetic Wallpapers be applied on any surface?

      Smart Magnetic Wallpapers are designed to be applied to any reasonably smooth surface. They can also be applied to curved surfaces. Ensure any loose material from previous coatings or wallpaper have been removed.
      Absorbent surfaces should be treated with Smart White Primer before application.

      What glue should I use to apply Smart Magnetic Wallpapers?

      For our Magnetic Wallpapers you must use a vinyl on vinyl adhesive such as Smart Vinyl Wallpaper Adhesive. Use a roller to apply the adhesive to the wall. Apply two good coats. Additional adhesive may be required at the edges.

      Is it ok to hang the magnetic wallpapers horizontally?

      Smart Magnetic Wallpapers can be hung horizontally or vertically, depending on your preference.

      How do I hide magnetic wallpaper seams?

      When applying any of smarter surfaces magnetic vinyl wallpapers, butt the joints, or overlap and double cut through both layers with a sharp blade.

      How to fix poor wallpaper seams?

      • If an area of the joint requires additional attention, add extra adhesive and continue to work together
      • If the seam is not flat, gently lift the edge of one section of the wallpaper off the wall and guide the material to slot together and work again with spatula. You may need to add a small amount of extra adhesive

      How do I remove magnetic wallpaper?

      Simply remove like any other commercial wallpaper.

      What can I put on top of Smart Magnetic Wallpaper (single functionality only)?

      You can apply most commercially available finishes on top, such as normal paints or wallpapers. As this magnetic wallpaper is paintable, you can topcoat it with one of our whiteboard products to obtain a magnetic whiteboard surface.
    • How To Use Magnetic Wallpapers

      Choose Smart Magnetic Wallpaper to create a magnetic surface.

      Choose Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper to create a magnetic and whiteboard surface.

      Choose Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen to create a surface that is magnetic, whiteboard and suitable for use with projectors. Its low sheen finish reduces hotspots, making it the ideal solution for interactive presentations.

      Such surfaces are typically used for brainstorming, planning, meetings, presentations, demonstrations, videos, classroom based activities and more.

      For best results, we recommend using quality whiteboard markers and accessories. We also recommend cleaning the surface daily with a microfibre cloth.


      Visit our "How to Use" page of our website to spark your imagination of all the ways you can work better with our products.

    • Magnets

      What type of magnets can be used with Magnetic Wallpapers?

      Use Smart Neo Magnets or any good quality neodymium magnets for best results.
    • Markers

      What type of markers can be used with Smart Magnetic Whiteboard
      Wallpaper and Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen?

      Use any high quality whiteboard markers with Smart Magnetic Dry Erase Wallpapers. We have whiteboard markers available from our website here.

      How to remove permanent markers stains from my whiteboard surface

      Use our Smart Pro-cleaner and a microfibre cloth to erase the marker.
    • Projectors

      What is the best projector to use with Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen?

      Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen is suitable for use with most projectors, including interactive projectors. For high definition or very powerful projector use, we recommend choosing one of our Smart Projector Paints instead.
    • Product Range

      Are there different colors available?
      Smart Magnetic Wallpapers are available in white only.
      What is the standard size of a roll of magnetic wallpaper?
      Smart Magnetic Wallpapers are available in 5m² and 10m².
      What weight is the material?
      All our Smart Magnetic Wallpapers have a weight of 0.14kg per sq.ft.
      What thickness is the material?
      All our Smart Magnetic Wallpapers have a thickness of 0.8mm.
      How to calculate the magnetic strength of magnetic wallpapers.
      Smart Magnetic Wallpapers can hold up 5 pieces of 80 gsm A4 paper.
      What types of magnetic wallpapers are available?
      We have three types of magnetic wallpapers available at the moment: Smart Magnetic Wallpaper (magnetic functionality only), Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper (whiteboard and magnetic) and Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen (Projector, Magnetic and Whiteboard Wallpaper functionality).



    • Kit Contents

      Each Smart Magnetic Wallpaper kit includes: Smart Magnetic Wallpaper, Smart Neo Magnets, surface sticker, application guide.

      Each Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper kit includes: Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper, Smart Neo Magnets, microfibre cloth, surface sticker, application guide.

      Each Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen kit includes: Smart Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper - Low Sheen, Smart Neo Magnets, microfibre cloth, surface sticker, application guide.



      The adhesive is not supplied and should be bought separately. You can use any Vinyl over Vinyl ready mixed adhesive such as our Smart Vinyl Wallpaper Adhesive.

    • Safety

      How and when to use personal protective equipment?

      Gloves should be used when applying Smart Magnetic Wallpapers.

      Full health & safety guidelines are printed on the label of every Smarter Surfaces™ product. Please read these before application.

      We also advise reading the safety instructions supplied with your ready-mixed adhesive.

    • Combine With

      How to make a magnetic whiteboard wall

      To create a magnetic whiteboard wall, choose our Magnetic Whiteboard Wallpaper in a gloss or matt finish. Check out our double and triple functionality range here.