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Give your fridge a metallic upgrade!
This is a quick and easy way to give your fridge some personality!

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  • How to make a letter magnet. DIY Metallic Magnets - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, and most importantly, I invested in a Rustoleum Comfort Grip Handle for my spray paint cans. The Comfort Grip Handle made spraying these magnets a sinch! I used the Rustoleum Ultra Cover Primer and Silver and Gold Metallic spray paint. As you can see, I ended up using Valspar instead of Rustoleum metallic paint. Unfortunately, after visiting two Home Depot's and ones Lowe's, I gave in and used a different brand of spray paint. There is really no difference between the two brands, and the Comfort Grip handle worked with both.

  • How to make a letter magnet. DIY Metallic Magnets - Step 2
    Step 2

    I found these alphabet magnets at Target (actually at the second Target that we stopped at). I found some cheaper ones at Walmart, but they weren't quite as nice, so I splurged for the extra $1 per package.

  • How to make a letter magnet. DIY Metallic Magnets - Step 3
    Step 3

    I separated the letters into two groups (I bought three packages in total) and left some space between them.

  • How to make a letter magnet. DIY Metallic Magnets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using my new Comfort Grip Handle, I primed both the front and back of the letters. I let the primer dry for about 20 to 30 minutes. I had to prime twice to fully cover the bright colors.

  • How to make a letter magnet. DIY Metallic Magnets - Step 5
    Step 5

    After letting the primer dry for another 20 to 30 minutes, I sprayed each group with the first coat of metallic paint (one group in silver and the other in gold). In total I sprayed the front side twice and the backside once. Make sure you don't spray a thick layer on the back to ensure that the magnets still work after the paint dries.

  • How to make a letter magnet. DIY Metallic Magnets - Step 6
    Step 6

    Voila!! Amazing metallic magnets!

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