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Paint a Glitter Guitar 

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Paint a Glitter Guitar 

Written By: Brookelynn Morris 



Needle Nose Pliers (1) 

Krylon Glitter Blast Glitter Spray (1) 

Phillips head screwdriver (1) 

Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer (1) 

Respirator (1) 

Painter's tape (1) 

Sandpaper (1) 



Completely makeover a lackluster guitar with a gleaming glitter finish. Don't be intimidated to 
dismantle the pieces of a beater guitar and customize your instrument with a coat of paint. 

Add vivid, colorful shine with a gorgeous spray paint from Krylon called Glitter Blast . It is 
fully saturated sparkle. The paint dries into a pure glitter coating within 20 minutes. 

In an afternoon crafting you can bring a garage sale instrument from obscurity to the 

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Step 1 — Paint a Glitter Guitar 

• Plan for a dramatic makeover. Choose a shade of Glitter Blast that will work with the 
guitar's base color. I chose Twilight Sky, a mix of brilliant blue and purple. I love how it 
turned out. 

Step 2 

• Throw on clothes that you can paint 
in, and gather up all your supplies. 
Protect your workspace with 
plastic and paper dropcloth. 

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Step 3 

• Remove the strings. 

Step 4 

> Unscrew everything on the front of 
the guitar. Keep track of every 

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Step 5 

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• If you aren't familiar with the inner workings of an electric guitar, stop here and take a 
photograph. A quick picture on your cellphone is the perfect map for putting everything 
back together. 

• If the guitar has a floating bridge, use the pliers to remove it. 

Step 6 

• Cover every component with painter's tape. 

• Use plastic to protect the neck and head. 

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Step 7 

• Wearing your respirator, carefully 
sand the body of the guitar. Use 
ultra-fine sandpaper to evenly scuff 
the painted surface. 

Step 8 

• Shake the can of Krylon Glitter 
Blast to mix the glitter for 2 
minutes. To achieve the airbrushed 
look, hold the can 2 feet away from 
the guitar and work in big swooping 
motions. Apply the glitter in one 
continuous coat, painting in circles 
all around the guitar until it is fully 
covered in glitter. 

• Be sure to wear the respirator. 

• Hang plastic sheeting to protect 
your workspace from overspray 
and make cleaning up fast. 

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• Let the glitter dry for about 20 
minutes, then finish it with the 
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Coat. It 
helps keep the glitter fixed in place. 

• The guitar will be dry to the touch 
in another 20 minutes. It's best to 
leave it hanging for 24 hours to 
fully dry and cure. 

• Piece by piece, replace the parts of 
the instrument, until you've 
restrung your shining new guitar. 

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