Found 18th Jan 2011
Probably not the best place to ask but I am planning on painting my guitar.

A few months back I sanded the paint colour off and now the guitar is just natural alder/ash.

How would I go about spray painting it - would I need primer etc?…jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9788846&fh_reftheme=promo_216395217%2cseeall%2c%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3C{9372013}%2fcategories%3C{9372030}%2fcategories%3C{9372123}%2fspecificationsProductType%3dspray_paints&fh_view_size=12&fh_start_index=12&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3C{9372013}%2fcategories%3C{9372030}%2fcategories%3C{9372123}%2fspecificationsProductType%3dspray_paints%2ffeaturesBrand%3dPlasti-kote&fh_eds=%C3%9F&fh_refview=lister&isSearch=false



My sons mate used spraypaint on his guitar, I'm sure he used a primer first. He uploaded his video to YouTube so mabye have a look there for some tips.

Original Poster

Using this primer : (EBAY item 290519171183)
Plasti-Kote Satin Super Spray Paint Sumptuous Purple 400ml (url in op)

would i be able to achieve a finish similar to this :…nk1

I would think primer (so that the colour paint adheres to the guitar), paint & clear coat. You may need multiple layers of paint & clear coat depending on how you want the guitar to appear.

There are a load of results when you type "How to paint a guitar" into google.

Can you think of a better place to ask OP? combined we are very clever here...
Edited by: "jonny619447" 19th Jan 2011


I had my guitar painted by rover while I was on work experirence many years ago
He did a wicked job in the spray booth & the colour was carrabic blue
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