5 lb. vs 10 lb.
As follow-up to our May 15, 2012 post entitled “It’s All About the Magnets”, we discussed the role the magnet plays in the ceiling draping installation. We offer two different magnets; the regular ring magnet or the super ring magnet. The former will hold up to 5 pounds while the later will hold up to 10 pounds. What does that mean?
The answer is fairly clear if you are hanging lanterns, signage or other decor items. Determine its weight from the packaging that contained the purchased item. The product package will typically disclose the weight of the product. With fabric it may be a little more difficult to know the fabric weight without weighing the cut fabric panel. We are not advocating you do that, however use this rule of thumb when determining which magnet to order. When hanging a light to mid-weight fabric such as Nylon Sheer, Tulle and Chiffon use the regular magnet ring. If you are hanging heavier fabrics such as Satin use the super ring magnet. With Poly Silk, typically the regular ring magnets will hold the Poly Silk fabric weight however if your cut panel lengths extend beyond 35 ft. we advise you order the super ring magnets.
Of course be aware actual magnet strength depends on the type and surface treatment of the ceiling metal. If the ceiling is rough or covered with layers of paint, the magnetic attraction will be reduced. Always test the surface in advance.