How to Make EMF Shielding Paint?

With all the advancements in technology, we are surrounded by devices that emit harmful EMF radiation. This led some companies to develop EMF shielding paints that block EMFs. However, these paints are expensive, so not everyone can afford them. Luckily, you can learn how to make EMF shielding paint yourself. 

It is challenging to find a place where you can escape the radio waves as there are cell towers that emit them. Moreover, in recent years, utility companies install smart meters in our homes. So, it is good to know how to protect yourself and your family from the long-lasting effects of EMF radiation.

How to Make EMF Shielding Paint

How to Make EMF Shielding Paint

EMF shielding paint can reach pretty high prices, so not everyone can afford it. However, you do not even need to spend money when you can make your own EMF shielding paint with powdered graphite lubricant and a bottle of water-based acrylic craft paint. 

Making the EMF Shielding Paint

You can always make your own if you cannot afford to buy an EMF shielding paint, which is understandable as they tend to be pretty expensive. You will need powdered graphite lubricant and water-based craft paint to make an EMF shielding paint. 

This will save you from spending money on brand-name paint. Once you purchase your materials, you must mix the powdered graphite lubricant into the acrylic paint. As for the ratio, you can start with three teaspoons of powdered graphite and one ounce of paint

After you add the powdered graphite lubricant to the acrylic paint, you should mix it thoroughly. The consistency of the mix should be similar to pancake batter

Testing out your EMF shielding paint

Before you begin using the EMF shielding paint you made, you should test out the mixture. You can test it by painting a strip on a wood piece and letting it dry. If you have a multimeter with a continuity feature, you can test out the paint with it. 

However, you can also use a 9-volt battery with a power clip. Start by leaving the positive red wire free while connecting the negative black wire to one of the legs of a mini LED bulb. The other leg of the bulb should be left free, then tape the stripped end of the positive red wire to one end of the dried paint strip.

After that, touch the free leg of the LED bulb to the other end of the paint strip. If the LED bulb lights up, your EMF shielding paint is working. But if the bulb does not light up, you should add more graphite to the mixture and retest it until it does light up. 

How Does EMF Shielding Paint Work

An EMF shielding paint is a conductive paint that can block RF electromagnetic and low-frequency electrical fields. We use graphite to make this paint because graphite has a number of remarkable electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties that make it an effective shield against electromagnetic radiation.

The paint is black and should be applied like any regular paint color. You can apply only one coat, but I think it is better to apply two for added protection.

Today’s majority of paints on the market employ metals or carbon to inhibit radio frequencies. The radiation is reflected away from the surface when it strikes the reflecting substance.

No wireless devices after applying shielding paint

This is a crucial concept to comprehend. You should not use any wireless devices inside your home, not even in one room if you decide to paint it. This is particularly true if you paint every wall, ceiling, and floor, which is advised.

With an EMF shielding paint, you are essentially building a Faraday cage when you paint an entire room, and you can see how radio waves will reverberate off the walls and back at you.

Your exposure will rise significantly as a result. Therefore, you must commit to a 100% wireless-free home if you decide to paint your home. Alternatively, if you only want to paint one room, you should not use any wireless devices there. 

Why Is EMF Shielding Necessary?

Employing certain materials that block radio frequencies is how you protect your home and yourself against EMFs. 

It is incredibly important to protect yourself with EMF shielding materials because continuous absorption of radiation into your body can lead to some serious health issues. The health issues include the development of cancer, migraines, depression, sleep issues, etc. One metal that is effective in blocking radiation is lead.

EMF shielding paint protects you from wireless radiation using shielding materials that prevent radiation from cell towers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, and similar sources. 

There are colors with carbon-based paints, metal siding, metal window panes, fabrics woven with various metals, such as copper, silver, or aluminum, window cling, wallpaper, and new items are always being created. 

How Does EMF Shielding Paint Work

Other EMF Shielding Materials 

All of the metals on the periodic table can conduct EMF. Certain metals have high conductivity and are, therefore, frequently utilized. 

Silver, copper, aluminum, gold, and steel are among the metals that are highly conductive and regularly utilized to create EMF shielding products.

  • Silver is the metal with the highest EMF conductivity; if you have ever bought a scientifically-proven EMF shielding product, you may have noticed that silver makes up a sizable component of many of them
  • Copper has the highest conductivity of all the non-precious metals
  • Aluminum also offers strong EMF shielding, albeit not as effective as copper or silver
  • Gold has a high electrical conductivity; however, due to its high cost, gold is less typically utilized in EMF shielding materials
  • Steel has a higher EMF conductivity than tin, titanium, and stainless steel but is less conductive than aluminum, silver, and copper


Now you know how to make EMF shielding paint if you cannot afford to buy it. Most EMF shielding paints on the market are expensive, so not everyone can buy them.

However, just because you cannot afford to buy the paint does not mean you should not protect yourself when you can easily make it at home. Also, remember to test the EMF shielding paint before starting to paint with it to ensure it is working.

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Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman is a seasoned expert in EMF protection with over 10 years of experience in the field. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's in Environmental Science, Scott possesses a unique blend of technical and environmental knowledge. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to researching, developing, and promoting effective EMF protection products that prioritize both safety and efficiency. Scott's passion for helping others make informed decisions has made him a sought-after speaker and writer on the subject of electromagnetic field safety.

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