I have an old Toshiba laptop, and although functionality wise it’s never missed a beat, let’s get one thing straight. It ain’t no glossy white Mac. And my budget right now simply does not extend to purchasing one.
So how about a brilliant idea to give it a makeover. Mac style. Or as I like to call it, pimp your tech!
ESP (or any other suitable surface
Spray paint, colour of your
Clear acrylic spray
Step 1 – First remove any dirt or greasy finger marks from anywhere you intend to paint, by using a surface primer. I used a product called ESP, purchased from a local hardware store and simply followed their instructions. It was more or less a wipe on, wipe off deal.
Step 2 – Using the masking/painters tape, carefully cover any area you do not want painted. It may seem like a lot of tape, but seriously go crazy with it. You want to make sure everything is well covered, taking particular care to seal any vents and ports.
HOT TIP: Use scrap paper to cover larger areas such as the screeen and keyboard. You’ll feel less guilty about the horrendous amount to tape you’re using and it’ll save a whole lot of time. See, not just a pretty face…
Step 3 – Now you’re ready to spray on your first coat of colour. Granted you may be packing it a little. It’s the moment of no return right? I suspect you’ll also have an ‘OMG what have I done’ moment after that very first coat, just as I did, but go on, just DO IT!
Allow to dry for approximately one hour (or as per directions).
Step 4 – Apply any additional coats required, allowing to dry completely between each one.
Step 5 – Now you can apply a coat of clear acrylic. Allow to dry for approximately one hour (or as per directions). Apply a second coat to finish. Allow to dry completely.
Step 6 – Carefully remove the tape and voila! One perfectly painted laptop.