This is how to put magnetic tape on curtains + easy DIY
2020 was a hot summer where I live. The heat and the strength of the sun’s rays have been difficult to deal with. I’ve recently appreciated how important it is to have good curtains to manage the amount of sunlight I let in. So I’ve set out to find the best and easiest way to install curtains!
How do you put magnetic tape on curtains? Putting magnetic tapes on curtains using can be a simple process. You need to determine the size, weight, and type of material of the curtain and then purchase the magnetic tape that you will place on it.
Installing magnetic tapes on curtains need not be a daunting task. You will, however, need to devote some time and effort into it depending on how many curtains you want to work on. I may also require some good old sewing skills, but you need not worry because we will give you a guide on how to do it!
How to put magnetic tape on curtains
Curtains serve an important function of providing privacy to any space whether at your home or at the office. You can put curtains on your windows at home and the office as a way to protect your belongings. On hot summer days, curtains come in handy by blocking the harsh sunlight.
Not all curtains are created equal, and sometimes we need extra “protection” from external elements. Curtains defeat its purpose when it does not close properly. It exposes everything that is should be protecting. In this case, it merely becomes decorative at best.
Putting magnetic tapes on curtains is a way to reinforce its function to protect what is inside of it. If done well, it can be an added layer of protection against onlookers and external elements. It’s a good thing that putting magnetic tapes can be a quick and easy process.
Putting magnetic tape on curtains is a pretty simple and straightforward process. While you can have other people do it for you, if you do not have time but have the extra cash, the process is simple enough for one person to do.
You do not need to be an expert in interior design to pull this off. Just follow these steps to know how to put magnetic tapes to hang up your curtains.
- Magnetic tape (to secure the curtains)
- Measuring tape (to measure the length of the sides of the curtain that you need to secure)
- Pencil (to mark the placement of the magnetic curtain)
- Superglue (to secure the magnetic tape in place)
- Needle and thread or sewing machine (an alternative way to secure the magnetic tape in place)
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This is how you do it:
- Choose the curtain or fabric you want to tape and lay it flat on the floor
- Decide which sides of the curtain will be attached
- Mark each side with measuring tape and pencil
- Use super glue to secure magnetic tape or sew it on
- Hang them back in their place using the magnets
Choose the curtain that you want to put magnetic tape on. Take it down from where it is hanging. Lay it flat on the floor.
Determine which sides of the curtain you want to attach. Using the measuring tape and pencil, mark the areas where you will place the magnetic tape.
Lay out the magnet on the area where you want to put the magnetic tape. Use the super glue to secure the magnetic tape on the fabric. Make sure that the magnets are placed inside the curtain. Let it dry.
Alternatively, you may place the magnetic tape using needle and thread. If you have extra pieces of cloth at home, you may use these to create pockets where you can place the magnet. Make sure to use a thread that matches the color of the curtain.
It is important to note that depending on the fabric of your curtain, applying superglue directly on it can cause it to warp to some extent. The needle and thread option is ideal for those who want a more discrete end product.Hang the curtains back in its place and see if the magnetic tape works!
This entire process can take anywhere from an hour to an entire afternoon. Make sure to plan ahead and have enough of the materials that you will need.
A helpful tip is to measure the length of the curtain that you will put magnetic tape on before purchasing the materials. This will save you time, money and effort because knowing the measurements of the curtain will guide you as you shop for the other items on the list.
Magnetic tape and alternatives
Magnetic tapes, and magnets, in general, are some of the best innovations for home décor and repairs. There are a lot of magnetic materials that you can use to improve your home. Magnetic tapes are cost-effective and can be used for other purposes.
Magnetic tapes are usually sold in a roll (like duct tape or scotch tape). You can adjust the amount of it that you will use based on what you need. No need to worry about placing small individual pieces of a magnet on a large piece of material!
When you put magnetic tape on curtains, it secures both ends of the curtains and keeps them straight and secure. Depending on the pull strength of the magnetic tape, it will take a lot of fussing and fiddling to actually pull the curtain apart and keep it apart.
Should you use magnetic tape as a curtain closure, it is highly recommended that you use one long piece of tape and attach each piece of magnet on each side of the fabric to keep it straight when you close it.
Alternatives to magnetic tape:
- Curtain closures (magnetic)
Magnetic tape is not the only option in the market to use as closures for curtains. Some people recommend using round magnetic closures. You can buy magnetic closures at any home goods store for a very cheap price, and place it on the fabric one at a time.
Using small magnetic closures can be quite tedious to put on. This may be okay if you’re looking to secure just a small area, but it may require more pieces of you have a bigger curtain. The small magnetic closures might also not align properly when you close it!
In the past, some people have used Velcro as a way to further secure their curtains. However, these things tend to lose their effectiveness over time as it becomes worn out. It is also quite noisy when you pull either side apart. This is why magnetic tapes are a better option.
Do I need to hire someone to put magnetic tape on my curtains?
Depending on your needs and how many curtains you want to put magnetic tape on, you may pay someone to do the work for you. It is a quick and easy option. However, this is not an absolute necessity. You only need to follow the steps that were stated before to do it successfully!
Is magnetic tape hard to find?
Since magnetic tapes are some of the most versatile and useful home goods that anyone can use, it can be found in most hardware stores and online. I would recommend doing a bit of research to determine which type and brands will suit your needs.
What else can I use the magnetic tape for?
You can also use magnetic tape for different types of DIY projects at home.
For examples, you can follow the same steps above but use a mosquito net instead of a curtain to make a mosquito screen. You can use this to prevent mosquitos from entering your room!