In this article, I’ll tell you the simple ways of how to paint headphones on your own, requiring easily accessible supplies needed.
Using headphones has become common today among teens. Let’s imagine how your entertainment will increase when you wear attractive headphones. Don’t think about buying new expensive headphones for attraction. If you’re a creative person, you can modify your headphones by painting them at your home with your creativity.
Don’t worry if you think you’re not a creative person and have never done any creative work because, in this article, I’ll show you the easy and facile methods to paint your headphones at home. Let’s start.
- 1 Method 1 To Paint Headphones
- 2 Method 2 To Paint Headphones
- 3 How to Paint Headphones with spray paint?
Method 1 To Paint Headphones
Let’s look at the first method designed for you to do the painting headphones quickly and entertainingly.
- Supplies needed:
- Different nail polish colors
- Masking tape
Step 1 : Accomplish pre-painting requirements
Cover some pieces of headphones with tape. The pieces can differ in distance from half a half-inch to few inches apart. Ensure to press the tape firmly to avoid the paint seeping through. Hang the headphones using two clothespins to paint around the entire wire easily.
Step 2 : Start painting
It’s better to use different nail polish colors as you like. Paint the covered parts and give time to them for drying completely. Remove the tape. While doing this process, nail polish should not be wet. Otherwise, it’ll seep and cause problems in appearance. Paint the remaining pieces that you can paint. Do it by taping off it to ensure straight lines. You can also do this by freehand. Then, allow it to dry.
Step 3 : Sealing
Apply a clear nail polish thin layer for sealing. Ensure that the paint will not chip. After doing these steps, you’ll get custom paint headphones.
Method 2 To Paint Headphones
- Acrylic sealant or polyurethane
- Masking tape
Let’s start with another method of painting the headphones. Do you want to do a pro job? Sand the plastic for roughing it up. Don’t sand the current paint off, but you require something to adhere to. After getting it, clean it using a towel and alcohol (mainly fingernail polish remover) or alcohol. It removes residue and oils. Blow it clean using an air duster can.
Step 1 : Use primer
It helps to adhere to paint better and makes the paint job long-lasting and even more. Use spray paint for better results.
Step 2 : Make adjustments
Hang the headphone on the string or little bits of wire. Please don’t touch them. Using wire is better because it’s stiff than string, and you can control spin. Use coats of primer and light. Dry it for at least 20 minutes in between coats. Don’t see drops running; use light coats, and use many. Don’t rush; instead, give it the proper time to dry. Do two or three coats this way. If it’s cold or humid where you’re at, give it more time to dry out; 30-45 min between coats.
Step 3 : Leave it for some time
Give time to primer for drying out and leave it for at least overnight. If accessible, use a blow dryer for speeding up by blow drying on low heat for a max of 15 minutes. The solvent will evaporate, and the solid primer shell will leave.
Step 4 : Repeat the process
Repeat the same process except with paint. If you don’t want to paint at some point or do multiple tones, use a razor blade and masking tape for creating masks. You can also add pin stripping later. When you feel you have left enough thin paint coats that the color is hard and stable enough, leave it overnight again or use a blow dryer if accessible.
Step 5 : Finalizing the product
If you’re looking for an outstanding and exceptional finish, apply an acrylic sealant, or better if you use polyurethane. In this way, you’ll make the finish as smooth as possible. Use lightly sand and very fine grit sandpaper and lightly sand. Use two to three coats, not sanding the last coat for the finalizing project.
Congratulations, you have done a paint job like a professional. Here’s the best method to paint headphones. It’ll last as long as you own the headphones. The paint won’t peel, bubble, flake, or rub off on you. It’s fantastic to say that it will be like the factory finish.
How to Paint Headphones with spray paint?
It’s another method designed to accomplish uniquely painting the headphone process.
- Spray paint
- Tape (use packing tape if you don’t have masking tape)
- Clear matte finish spray paint
- Exacto (in case if you get fussy about taping off stuff and knobs)
Step 1 : Painting Preparation
Ensure that the headphones’ top sliders are extended for the painting if you will not ensure that the old bad color areas will appear to viewers. Tape the soft parts. You don’t need to paint the area that’ll touch. Don’t forget the jack/connector metal part.
Step 2 : Proceed painting
Put on a ventilator. Set the headphones on a surface so that it doesn’t mess up with spray paint. It’s your choice to use any spray paint. If there is metal on the headphones, use metal-adhering paint.
Step 3 : Finish the process
Ensure you get swivel areas inside and sides and top of the headpiece. Dry it and then turn the side. Use a matte protectant clear coat when the paint is dry. Clean off mistakes with paint/solvent remover on a bit of rag or a paper towel. If you forget to do this, then go back to use a solvent for wiping it off. Apply attractive stickers of your own for covering up the brand name. So, the product is ready! Enjoy your less-gaudy and stunning headphones.
So, this is all about painting headphones. Choose the process you love the most. It’s the best choice to try all methods for fun. Even inexperienced and non-creative people can do this. I have not recommended anything that’s not possible or difficult for you to get access to. Now, you don’t have to invest money to buy attractive headphones that are too costly due to their attraction. Not only will this process give you a fantastic product, but also it’ll give you a lot of fun during the process.