Step-by-step guide to painting your computer monitor

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024 by

Are you tired of the same old boring black or white computer monitor? Do you want to add a pop of color to your workspace? Painting your computer monitor is a fun and easy way to personalize your computer setup. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to paint your computer monitor.

Materials Needed

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You will need:

  • A computer monitor
  • Sandpaper
  • Painter’s tape
  • Primer
  • Paint (acrylic or spray paint)
  • Clear coat sealant
  • Paintbrush or spray gun
  • Newspaper or drop cloth


Start by unplugging your computer monitor and placing it on a flat surface. Lay down newspaper or a drop cloth to protect your work area. Use painter’s tape to cover any areas you do not want to paint, such as the screen or buttons. Lightly sand the surface of the monitor to create a rough texture for the paint to adhere to.


Next, apply a coat of primer to the monitor. This will help the paint stick and prevent any previous colors from showing through. You can use a paintbrush or a spray gun for this step. Make sure to cover the entire surface evenly and let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.


Now it’s time to add some color! Use your chosen paint (acrylic or spray paint) to cover the monitor. If using a paintbrush, apply thin, even coats and let each coat dry before adding another. If using spray paint, hold the can about 6-8 inches away from the monitor and spray in a sweeping motion. Be sure to cover the entire surface and let it dry completely.

Adding Details

If you want to add any designs or details to your monitor, now is the time to do so. You can use stencils or freehand your own designs. Just make sure to use painter’s tape to cover any areas you do not want to paint. Let the details dry completely before moving on to the next step.


To protect your newly painted monitor, apply a clear coat sealant. This will prevent the paint from chipping or scratching. Use a paintbrush or spray gun to apply an even coat and let it dry completely.

Finishing Touches

Once the sealant is dry, remove the painter’s tape and any newspaper or drop cloth. Plug your monitor back in and admire your work! You now have a unique and personalized computer monitor.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you make a mistake or want to change the color of your monitor, you can easily sand off the paint and start over.
  • Use multiple colors or patterns for a more unique design.
  • Make sure to let each coat of paint and sealant dry completely before adding another layer.

Now that you know how to paint your computer monitor, you can add a personal touch to your workspace. Have fun and get creative with your design. Happy painting!

Gulrukh Ch

About the Author: Gulrukh Ch

Gulrukh Chaudhary, an accomplished digital marketer and technology writer with a passion for exploring the frontiers of innovation. Armed with a Master's degree in Information Technology, Gulrukh seamlessly blends her technical prowess with her creative flair, resulting in captivating insights into the world of emerging technologies. Discover more about her on her LinkedIn profile.