For an organizing freak like myself there is nothing more irritating than the dilemma of what to do with jars of spices piled up on top of each other. Have you ever been right in the middle of the recipe and then realized that you need cumin or oregano or chili flakes?! Ahhhhh, pot is boiling over but you're in the pantry sorting through 500 jars and small bags of spices.
So while I was out strolling through Canadian Tire some adorable metal and magnetic spice jars leaped into my basket and begged me to take them home (true story!). My first intention was to use them in conjunction with a metal tray but that was a massive fail in the diy department. Next I thought I"d try magnetic paint. Success:)
1. Tape off the area to be painted.
2. Using a foam roller, roll on several light coats allowing 30 minutes to dry between coats. I actually think I used 6 coats although I did test fridge magnets and they stuck after 3. The spice tins are heavy, especially with spices in them so keep layering.
3. Once the last coat of magnetic primer has been applied wait 4 hours and then apply the paint. I was worried about covering black with our light gray/blue wall colour but 2 coats of paint did it.
4. In the meantime prepare your spice jars with labels.
The paint can be applied directly on top of the magnetic primer and it only takes 1 or 2 coats to cover. Even our light blue/gray wall colour covered with only 2 coats.