Vinyl can initially seem hard to paint, but that is often because we treat vinyl like a wall. Acrylic paint cannot stick to plastics like vinyl unless they are appropriately primed with a primer that is made to adhere to plastics, which are widely available at national home improvement stores and even online. After the application of this material, painting a vinyl record is as easy as painting anything else in your home. Just put on a smock and get ready to paint.

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Add some color to your records with paint.

Step 1

Remove all dust and dirt from the records with a rag soaked in soapy hot water. Let the records dry or wipe them down with a separate clean rag.

Step 2

Prime the records with a spray primer for plastics. Apply a single, thin coat, following the direction listed on your chosen product. Let the records dry for at least an hour, and apply a second coat.

Step 3

Apply a spray paint made for plastics. Apply in long, even strokes across the surface of the records. Let it dry for about an hour and apply a second coat if necessary.