Smarter Surfaces

Magnetic Plaster Questions

Welcome to the FAQs for combined magnetic and whiteboard surfaces.  Below we have outlined the answers to the most commonly asked questions.  



Smart Magnetic Plaster is a pre-mixed, two coat solution that can be applied by professional and non-professional users.

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

Q: Can a heater be used to speed up the drying process?
A: A heater can be used for the first coat if needed but for the second coat it's best to just let it dry naturally to make sure it won't crack.

Q: Can the furniture around my wall get dirty during the application of Smart Magnetic Plaster?
A: Yes, ideally you should try to cover the furniture in the whole room as when you are sanding the wall, dust can cover your furniture. Otherwise you can dust the furniture after the application.

Application Guide

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Magnetic Plaster Application Guide


Magnetic surfaces are typically used for planning, scheduling, posting, brainstorming and lots more.

For best results, we recommend using Neodymium magnets or strong rare earth magnets with your smart magnetic surface.

Q: Can Magnetic Plaster be applied on any surface?

A: Smart Magnetic Plaster is designed to be applied to any surface.

Q: My Magnetic Plaster seems thick, can it be thinned?

A: Smart Magnetic Plaster is designed to be applied directly from the container. It should be stirred thoroughly upon opening.

Liquid should never be added to Smart Magnetic Plaster.  

Q: Can I apply paint on top of Smart Magnetic Plaster?

A: Smart Magnetic Plaster is an ideal magnetic base for a coloured wall. A coloured paint of your choice can be applied directly on top.

Smart Magnetic Plaster is black due to the magnetic particles in the plaster.

You can use a primer to help conceal its black colour before applying your preferred colour.

Smart Magnetic Plaster can also be used with our Whiteboard Paint or our Whiteboard Wallcovering to create a surface that is both magnetic and whiteboard.

Alternatively, it can also be used with our Smart 2-in-1 Wallcovering (Projector and Dry Erase) to create a magnetic, whiteboard and projector surface.

Q: What type of magnets can be used with Smart Magnetic Plaster?

A: We recommend neodymium or rare earth magnets for best performance.  Note: ordinary household magnets are not suitable.

Smart Magnetic Plaster should be stored between 5°C and 25°C in a cool, well ventilated area away from sources of heat, ignition and direct sunlight. Keep container tightly closed.

We are confident that the products we sell are durable and provide optimal performance. To give you that confidence as well, our products are backed by guarantees.

To learn more about Terms & Conditions on our product guarantees, click here.

You can return your unused Smarter Surfaces purchase for any reason – even if you simply changed your mind. Please click here to read our Returns and Refunds policy.

Return Fees

We ask that the customer be responsible for all shipping charges.  No unpaid returns will be accepted.



Q: Are there different colours available?

A: The Connector Collection includes magnetic paint and magnetic plaster. Due to the magnetic particles in the Smart Magnetic Plaster and Smart Magnetic Paint, these products are dark in colour.

However you can achieve the colour of your choice by painting over with a water based primer such as Smart White Primer and a coloured paint of your choice.

Q: Are there different sizes available?

A: Smart Magnetic Plaster is available in 5m2 only.


There are MSDS sheets available for all of our Smarter Surfaces™ products. Should you need them please email with your request.

Q: Do I need to wear personal protective equipment?

A:  Gloves should be used when applying all Smarter Surfaces products. In addition, safety glasses should be worn. As with any painting or plastering process, ensure the room is ventilated.

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

Q: Does Smart Magnetic Plaster affect WIFI signals?
A: No, WIFI works as normal. Smart Magnetic Plaster does not interfere with electrical signals.

Q: Does Smart Magnetic Plaster affect pacemakers?
A: No, pacemakers will work as normal since the particles in the plaster attract magnets and do not possess magnetic qualities.

Q: Can I apply magnetic plaster around heaters?
A: Yes, Smart Magnetic Plaster works as usual when situated near heaters.