Can I Paint My AirPods? Yes Or No?
Bought a pair of AirPods and now got bored with how they look? Or do your old AirPods now have scratches and now you want to revamp them? Well, if this happens with other wireless earbuds, people can just paint them without any hesitation. But what about AirPods? Can you paint the AirPods and change their look?
You can definitely paint your AirPods. You have to use the right paint, brush, and technique to do this. But note that the paint will come off after a time and you will have to paint again.
Want to know how you can properly paint the AirPods? Then keep reading!
How To Paint AirPods?
Painting AirPods is an easy thing to do if you do it right. People face difficulty painting AirPods because they are made up of polycarbonate plastic. This material does not allow any paint to stick for a longer period. So, you have to be careful with your choices.
Luckily, if you follow the two steps I am now describing, you can paint the AirPods and the case without any trouble.
Step 1: Use The Right Paint
Choosing the right paint is the first and most important step when you want to paint your AirPods. You can’t use the regular paint because it won’t stick on the surface of AirPods and its case.
The two types of Paint you can use for this are:
It is a special fast-drying paint that is mostly used for painting/ coating plastic surfaces and oily paintings. It is available in almost every color, but the most famous ones people opt for are Red, yellow, and black. You can just buy it in the color you like.
You can also use Nail Polish you have in your home to paint the AirPods. But note that nail polish is weaker than Acrylic paint, and it will even come off faster.
Also, keep in mind that you must not use nail polish around the silicon rubber of AirPods and on the inside of the case because doing this can permanently damage them.
When you decide which paint to use, then get these things as well:
- Plasti Dip
Step 2: Apply The Paint
Step 2 is divided into two parts:
- Painting the Case
- Painting the AirPods
First, start painting the AirPods case and then the earbuds.
Painting The AirPods Case
- Take a small brush and gently dip it in the Acrylic paint. If you use Nail Polish, then use the brush that comes with the bottle.
- After dipping, gently start painting the case.
- When you are done with one side of the case, let it dry before you add another coating of a different or the same color on the same side or on the other side. It is because if you don’t let it dry, the paint will smear and it will give a very bad outlook.
Here’s a tip: Always Paint the backside of the AirPods case first. It is because it is flatter and easier to paint. When you paint it, you will feel confident that you can do the rest of the painting too.
Important Note: There should not be any AirPods in the case when you paint it. Make sure you place them in a safe and dry environment, and then start painting the case.
When the case is painted, it’s time to paint The Earbuds.
Painting The AirPods
For this, you will use a Plasti Dip or Sprayer.
- First, tape the non-white parts and the netted part of the AirPods, which emit sound. It is because you don’t want any splash of paint to go inside.
- After tapping, use the plasti dip or sprayer to spray the paint.
- Then, use the brush and carefully spread the paint to every part of the AirPods.
- After that, let the paint dry by just putting them on your table or anywhere in your room for almost half an hour.
That’s it. You now have given your AirPods a new life by painting them with a new color.
Here’s a video lecture on how to paint AirPods using Plasti Dip:
But what if, in the end, you don’t like how your AirPods look? Well, don’t worry; I am also describing how you can remove the Paint as well.
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How To Remove Paint From AirPods?
Just like painting the AirPods is easy, it is also very simple to remove the paint from them as well.
You can do this in two simple ways:
Use Paint Scraper
A paint scraper is the first tool that comes to mind to people whenever they have to remove paints. This works for removing paint on AirPods too.
But be careful as you should only use the one that has a small blade. Using a large-bladed paint scraper can damage the surface of the AirPods.
Start from the edge and then move inwards. Do this gently and slowly, as doing it harder can leave scratches on the AirPods or on the case.
By Applying Rubbing Alcohol
Another way of removing paints on AirPods is by applying Rubbing alcohol. People prefer this method because there is no chance of any scratches on the Airpods and the case (unlike the paint scraper method).
Take cotton and pour some rubbing alcohol on it. Then, carefully start rubbing it on the Airpods, and the paint will start to come off easily. It’s that easy.
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So, Can I paint my AirPods?
Yes, you can paint your AirPods if you do everything properly. You just have to select the right paints and tools for this purpose. Choose Acrylic paint or nail polish as paint and start applying them via brush or plasti dip.
First, apply it on one side, let it dry, and then apply it on the other side. It’s that simple.
If you don’t like your newly colored AirPods at the end, you can also easily remove the paint. Use a paint scraper or rubbing alcohol, and the AirPods will come back to their original look.
So, I suggest you paint the AirPods to make them unique and way cooler. If, in the end, you don’t like it, just remove the paint. That’s it.