How to paint a phone case?

Does your mobile phone serve as the best companion with you? Because it knows where you are? Who your friends are? And even your secret crush… When a person or a thing that knows all the information about you, he can be the best companion. Yes, of course, your single day will not get over without using your phone, that could be even just unlocking and locking your phone in the loop.

Have you ever thought of making your companion look fancy by having attractive phone cases? Ok, I understand, what you are thinking is making sense. You might not get the perfect fancy phone case like what you have imagined in the stores. Why not, you can customize instead of buying it in a store. That does not mean you should be a Van Gogh or Picasso to do that. It is completely a simple process that occupies just a couple of minutes in a day and also under minimum cost. Make your boy(cell phone) stand out with the following DIY steps for customizing your phone case.

Before we get into the whole process, make sure you start with having the below things.

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Prerequisites

The required items for this whole process is:

  • A plastic or silicone phone case
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Two filbert brush or a sponge
  • A primer paint
  • Your desired acrylic color paints or color sprays
  • A ruler or any geometric shapes (if necessary)
  • A pack of colored markers
  • A ¾ chart
  • A Tape

The above items are more sufficient to make a good-looking phone case.

Kick-Start

Here you go with the procedural steps for the whole process.

Compulsory cleaning is required

Cleaning the phone case is the first process that you should do. Whether the case is new or old, cleaning is required and it is compulsory. Because the dust and microparticles on the phone case do not allow the paint to adhere to the case. Also, when you don’t clean the surface, the consistency will be lacking while painting on the surface of the case. So, the cleaning removes the microparticles and dust on the phone case and provides consistency while painting and also in look.

How to clean

  1. Use alcohol wipes to clean the surface (both in and out) of the case.
  2. A thorough cleaning is required for the entire case.

Primer coat for a premium look

Nothing to be excited about primer, it is just a layer coated before the paint which allows the paint to hold fast on the surface of the case. Nowadays, the cases are mostly available in silicone and plastic qualities. By applying the primer the paint coating will be durable and looks well-polished forever.

How to primer

  1. Use one of the filbert brushes for this primer coat process.
  2. First, it is advisable to dip the brush in clean water.
  3. Wipe the water in the bristles, then dip in the primer.
  4. Paint the primer all through the phone case.
  5. Make it dry for a few minutes.

Choose your color and design

The choice is completely up to you in choosing the color and the design of your case. If you wish the case has to be a mono color i.e. a solid color, you can go with painting the case completely in a single color. If you wish the case to be an amalgamation of colors and designs, you are open-to-do, but the choice is yours.

Note: Ensure the primer has dried before you start with coloring the case.

How to mono colorize

  1. Decide which part of the case has to be colored and which part should not be colored.
  2. Measure the area which is not to be colored.
  3. Cut a piece of a chart with respect to the measurement from the ¾ chart.
  4. Bifold the tape and stick it in the three places of any side of a chart.
  5. Cover the part of the case that you don’t want to pain by using the chart with the bifold tape.

     Note: The tape’s sticky part has to be attached to the chart as well as the case.

  1. Use the desired acrylic color or color spray to paint the other side of the case. If you are using a color spray, make sure your sprayer is 15-25cm away from the case while spraying.
  2. It will take from 15 to 20 minutes for drying.

Now let us how to design your case using the desired shapes.

How to make colorful designs

           In order to shade your phone case with colorful designs, you need to do the below mentioned steps.

  1. First of all, choose which part of the case has to be colored and which part should not be colored.
  2. Select and calculate the area which you do not want to color your phone case.
  3. Cut a piece of a chart in accordance to the measurements that you took.
  4. Fold the tape into two and stick it in the three places of any side of the chart.
  5. Envelope the section of your case that you don’t like to paint by using the chart with the bifold tape.

     Note: Both chart and the case should be attached by the tape.

  1. Decide the shapes that your case is going to equip.
  2. Before painting the shape directly, draw or trace the shape in the chart and cut the shape from the chart.
  3. Stick those tapes to the chart on one side of the case to prevent the paint on unnecessary areas.
  4. Use the desired acrylic color or color spray to paint the other side of the case. If you are using a color spray, make sure your sprayer is 15-25cm away from the case while spraying.
  5. It will take from 15 to 20 minutes for drying.
  6.  Remove the chart that is pasted to give a shape.

Now your phone case will look very artistic and more stylish than your previous version of your case. For coloring the case, the reason for insisting acrylic color than any other color paints. Because acrylic paints will be very dense when compared to the other forms of paints. The density will give consistency during the overall process and project an evenness on the surface.

But particularly when it comes to this type of painting customizations, it is more preferable to use spray paints. Because spray paints produce even flow when you press. The only task for you is to zig-zag the spraying direction. The spraying direction can be either right to left or top to bottom for maintaining the uniform consistency over the surface of the phone case.

If you are choosing the mono-color, it is good to have a contrast color to stand out from the regulars. Also, when you are choosing the combination of designs and colors, it is good to go with matching color pairs. This will captivate the attention of the people. They will whisper in your ears about the secret behind this phone case transformation.

Wrapping it up:

Painting your phone case shows your explicit artistic talents to the outside world. Your phone case will whisper our art work on every ear when their eyes see your phone case. So, it is important to put some genuine and concerned efforts while doing so. If you have made it messy, do not worry. Being messy and crazy is one among the new trends. To keep it short, it is your phone case and you paint it on your own interest.

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