I came across "magnetic paint primer" while searching the web. There are several manufacturers. The instructions say to paint 2-3 light coats and then paint over it with the color of your choice. There is also a company that sells a powder that you add to your own primer. I found a forum, and the question was asked "What if you don't want the magnetic walls anymore?". An employee of one of the manufacturers said to put up wallpaper first and to apply the magnetic primer to the wallpaper. You could then strip off the wallpaper to remove the magnetic primer.
The walls in my coach are covered in wallpaper. I am thinking of trying out this paint/primer.
The websites and forums also talk about hanging lightweight pictures using magnets instead the traditional picture hangers and nails, etc. But, some have mentioned that you can't hang anything real heavy on the walls, but no specific information on what is considered "heavy".
I'm also thinking about doing the wall across from the kitchen cabinets with this magnetic paint. I want to duplicate parts of my "memory wall". I am really concerned about putting nail holes in the walls of the coach and I am thinking that the magnets would be a good solution.
I read that the surface of the wall will be textured and can be sanded before you apply your top coat of regular paint. I'm thinking the magnets would adhere better to a smoother wall.
I think I will buy some of this primer and experiment on the drywall in my garage. I may even hang a strip of wallpaper in the garage and paint over it to see what it looks like and make sure it will adhere to wallpaper.
Has anyone heard of this product? Or used it?