Do you or your kids love to play video games? Have you ever tried painting your game controllers? Painted controllers are so cool! Our crafting expert Tonya is here today to show you how to paint gaming controllers in our latest post in our ongoing sponsored campaign with Testors.com.
I have three children between the ages of 11 and 22. They are all gamers, but my two boys especially love gaming. I don’t know how many fights I’ve broken up because someone claims a controller is theirs. The controllers are exactly the same. Exactly! I don’t know how they can tell them apart, but it always seems to end in a battle of wills.
Well, now my boys have their own customized controllers and can no longer fight over which controller belongs to them.
Customize Your Controllers
You can now customize your gaming controllers with the cool new Testors Color Shift that will be available in Michaels Stores and online at Amazon.com in June, and in Hobby Lobby in July.
I’m going to show you exactly how to paint gaming controllers.
Watch How Easy It Is To Paint Gaming Controllers
What you need to paint gaming controllers:
- Gaming controller
- Testors Color Shift paint – available in Blue Galaxy, Emerald Turquoise, and Purple Fog
- Testors Craft 3oz Aerosol Paint – Black Gloss
- Tools to take apart your gaming controller
How To Paint Gaming Controllers
Step 1: Take apart your gaming controller. You will need to remove the outer shell, and then the circuits and buttons inside.
Step 2: Place the shell of the controller onto a large sheet of paper or plastic and spray with two coats of Testors Craft 3oz Aerosol Paint in black. Allow each coat to dry for 30 minutes. Note: I only painted the front shell of our controllers, not the back.
Step 3: Once the two coats of black paint have dried you can apply 2-3 thin coats of color shift paint in whichever shade you like. I did one controller in Purple Fog and the other in Emerald Turquoise.
Note: For the purple controller I added two coats, but for the emerald I added three coats. The more coats the brighter the result.
Step 4: Allow the controller to dry thoroughly (preferably a few hours to overnight) and then reassemble them.
The new Testors Color Shift paint is an aerosol flip formulation that will change colors depending upon how the light hits it. It’s perfect for all kinds of DIY projects around the home.
Would you like to win a prize pack of Testors Color Shift Paints worth an approximate retail value of $50?
Leave us a comment telling us if you or your kids like video games and if you’d like to paint your game controllers or use color shift paints for another type of DIY project. Then complete your entry using the form below.
Please note that by entering this giveaway you are allowing Testors to receive your email address to possibly follow up with product information.
Products in the prize pack will be an assortment of paints and not necessarily be the same as used in this blog post.
Sorry to our Canadian friends, this giveaway is open to the US only.
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Be sure to check out our other DIY posts using Testors paints:
- How to Airbrush Personalized Shirts for Kids
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- DIY Handmade Breakfast Tray
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored, so extra thanks for reading and sharing.
Written by Tonya Staab, contributor at 5 Minutes for Mom
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