#1
Im painting my first guitar and i want to do a black base coat with neon pink splattered on it. since i know i cant use spray paint to splatter the pink, what kind of paint do i use?
#2
you could just take the paint out of the spray can.....
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#4
Buy some little Dixie cups and spray into those. Then go buy some dollarstore toothbrushes. Dip the tooth brushes into the paint, and flick the paint onto the guitar. It's a hard process to master, and it's also messy, so you might want to set down a bunch of newspaper and practise on cardboard.
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#5
when i splatter the paint is 1 coat ok or do i have to somehow try and do more?
#6
u pretty much get 1 shot at it. but i guess you could carefully touch up some areas. It might not look as "natural" tho.
#7
fill water balloons with paint and chuck them at it
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#8
Isn't that sorta like Paul Simonon's bass and jacket stuff? I think he did that with the Clash where he splattered neon paints on his guitar and stuff.
#9
Buy some ACRYLIC enamel paint for the splattering.

A) You can water it down so it doesn't leave big lumps of paint and it is easier to flick off a brush.

B) If you don't like how it looks you can wipe it off with a damp cloth and try again.

C) It can be cleaned out of your clothes too if you get any on you whilst painting.

I flicked mine with a paint brush from about a metre away and this is how it turned out. So I suggest having a test play before you go right ahead on your guitar. It is tricky to make it look right.

#10
thanks for all the help

TheDev01dOne, i saw your guitar and that was actually where i got the idea to splatter the paint, so thanks for the help
#11
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Buy some ACRYLIC enamel paint for the splattering.

A) You can water it down so it doesn't leave big lumps of paint and it is easier to flick off a brush.

B) If you don't like how it looks you can wipe it off with a damp cloth and try again.

C) It can be cleaned out of your clothes too if you get any on you whilst painting.

I flicked mine with a paint brush from about a metre away and this is how it turned out. So I suggest having a test play before you go right ahead on your guitar. It is tricky to make it look right.


When you say "flicked" to you mean that you flicked it by snapping your wrist, or by running your finger across the bristles?
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#13
Get a popsicle stick and put it right beside the nozzle of the spray can. angle it so that it cuts off the paint in mid spray. Thatll give it the effect u want. my friend did that to his 72 Vette. done by a pro tho, of course
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#14
^ I'm pretty sure the guy who did a splatter paint job on his own guitar isn't all wrong.
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#15
should i paint the pickguard also? because i think a white pickguard would look pretty stupid on a black and pink guitar

if i paint the pickguard, do i have to use special paint?