Looking for a way to make your airsoft gun look unique on the battlefield? Why not paint it yourself? While this may seem daunting, painting an airsoft gun is actually not as difficult as you might think.
With just a few basic supplies and patience, you can easily transform your airsoft gun with a custom paint job. Let’s look at the steps involved in painting an airsoft gun.
Painting Airsoft gun step-by-step
- Start by cleaning the airsoft gun with a dry cloth to remove any dirt or debris.
- Apply a thin, even coat of primer to the gun and let it dry completely.
- Use masking tape to cover areas you don’t want to paint, such as the sights or moving parts.
- Apply a thin, even coat of paint to the gun and let it dry completely.
- Apply a clear coat over the paint to protect it from scratches and wear.
- Once dry, remove the masking tape and reassemble the gun.
To paint an airsoft gun, you will need:
- Airsoft gun
- Spray paint
- Clear coat
- Masking tape
- Newspaper or drop cloth
Preparing the gun
Once you have gathered all of your supplies, the next step is to prepare your gun. Start by disassembling your gun and removing any removable parts (such as sights or stocks). Once everything has been prepped, use masking tape and newspaper/plastic sheeting to cover any areas you don’t want to be painted (like sights or magazines). Use sandpaper to scuff up any areas that need extra grip for the paint to adhere to properly. Be sure to remove any dust particles from these areas before moving on.
Painting the gun
Now comes the fun part – painting! Start by applying one soft coat of primer over all exposed surfaces. Allow this coat of primer sufficient time to dry before continuing on with additional coats of paint. When applying additional coats of paint, be sure not to lay them too thickly; two or three thin layers should suffice.
If desired, add special effects such as weathering or gradient fades between coats of paint while allowing each layer ample drying time in between applications. Once all desired layers are applied, finish off with a topcoat sealer for added protection from wear and tear during playtime battles!
Note: Always read the instructions and safety precautions for your specific paint and primer, and work in a well-ventilated area, away from open flame.
In this video, YouTuber Supervisory Effect shows you how to properly paint your airsoft replica.