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Strum a New Guitar Chord with Spray Paint

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Guitar AfterAfter
  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 1 hour

  • Challenge Level

    Easy

  • Tools & Supplies:

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The guitar you received as a hand-me-down deserves your unique touch. Spray paint it with a color that's all your own. Express yourself in blue and let the music flow off your fingers.

  1. Start by preparing your guitar, making sure it is clean and thoroughly dry. 
  2. You'll need to remove the strings and lightly sand the guitar to scuff the surface. This will allow for better paint adhesion.
  3. If there are areas of the guitar you don't want to paint, apply painter's tape to those places. 
  4. Don' t forget to cover your work area with a drop cloth to avoid overspray on the floor or nearby items. 
  5. Let's paint! It's best to shake the can of 2X Ultra Cover Satin Ink Blue  for 1 minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle to ensure a well-mixed color.
  6. Start spraying the paint onto the guitar in back-and-forth motions approximately 10" from the surface. 
  7. Applying 2-3 light coats of paint will give you the best coverage, so let each coat dry for a few minutes in between.
  8. After your final coat of paint has been sprayed, let the guitar dry for about 20 minutes before removing the painter's tape and 1 hour before handling. All of the paint will be fully dry in 24 hours.