Electromagnetic Shielding

Instructions and information
on EMR shielding paint.

EMR Shielding
Paint Instructions

EMR Shielding Paint
EMR shielding paint

EMR Paint

Carbon base paint needs
to be grounded.

Use a good source for the
ground, copper water pipes,
electrical panel grounding
wire, or a good earth
grounding rod.

Bring the ground source to
the area of the wall to be

Bring the ground wire up
to the tin foil and secure it
to the foil with a small nut
and bolt.

Connect it in such a way so
that it is hidden behind
the base board.

See further instructions below.

You may need to hire a
qualified electrician.
to place the ground wire.

Wall behind Smart Meter

Preparing Wall

Remove base board and repair
wall, fill all holes with drywall
repair compound.

When compound dries, knock
off any bumps in the
compound, and then sand.

Paint repaired areas with
undercoat paint.

Preparing Metal

Locate the middle of the
metal foil strip, peel away
the backing about 2 inches, do
not remove it yet.

Attach two 1 by1 inch
squares of metal foil to
the back side of the
grounding strip where
the grounding bolt will

This provides a greater
strength for the foil and
grounding bolt.

Punch a hole for the small
bolt and place the ground
wire onto the bolt and
tighten to the foil.

Test connection between
bolt and foil with a
multi-meter for a good

Installing Grounding
Metal Foil

Place metal strip on wall
before cutting out grooves
on the top edge.

Groove cut outs insure
more conductive edge,
and good continuity
between foil and carbon
based paint.

Solder ground wires together,
and tuck away between
flooring and wall.

When paint is thoroughly dry,
apply grounding metal strip,
sticky glue side to wall.

Smooth out all wrinkles,
cut out Vee slots as this
provides a larger area
for the carbon paint to
bond with the ground strip.

Paint wall with two coats
carbon based paint,
right over metal foil.

When paint is dry, paint
over with two coats of
latex white primer paint,
then two coats of latex
paint, color of your choice,
it may take up to four
coats to cover.

Cut away back side of
baseboard in area of
ground bolt, to make
room for grounding
bolt head.

Install baseboard.

Tape wall with green tape,
with a brush, paint the
EMR around the perimeter.

Paint two coats of EMR paint,
roll on.
(use non splatter roller)

EMR paint on back wall.

Test on dry EMR paint

Before applying the finish latex
paint coats, test for continuity
between the ground strip
and EMR shielding paint.

Set the multi-meter to the X1
ohms scale. Place one test lead
against the grounding bolt head,
and the other lead up the
wall, as far as the testing
leads will allow.

The meter should show
almost a full scale deflection.
This proves a good bond
between the grounding strip
and the EMR paint.

The first coat of white primer
paint going on reduces the
number of paint layers
needed to cover the black.

Paint Container

The instructions on the paint
container say not to eat, drink
or smoke during application.
Keep the area well ventilated,
and wash hands, or body after
contact with the product.

It also specifies to keep children
and pets away from the product.

I have watched videos where
people have no face mask or
rubber gloves on during application.

It may be that the manufacturer
is really covering their back, so
there can be no complaints with
their product.

The product has low odor, goes
on much like regular paint.

Covers well, and goes a long way.


Have plenty of rags handy,
place cardboard on floor right
up to wall to catch any drips.

Use a face mask, eye protection,
and wear latex gloves.


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