Step 12: Painting and Accessorizing the Monitor
Only some types of paints will stick to the plastic... I have learned the hard way :-)
I have found the plastic spray paints to be excellent and fairly easy to find at big home improvement stores, however you have a limited amount of colors.
Awesome for fun, and small areas. I don't like the smell but the adhesion is great, and you don't need to wait to be able to go outside in order to paint & work on it.
These are really neat for transparent effects, but don't expect the color to last forever with these, they will fade with UV light over time.
I have long been looking for ways to paint with acrylics on my monitors, and this seems to be the best solution. The plastic primer (also available in a spray can) seems to give the surface enough tooth for the paint to hold on to. This is fairly hard to find though, and I can only find it consistently on the internet.
(not pictured) The little paints you can buy for painting model airplanes and such, also works quite well on the TV's and monitors.
Gluing Accessories on to the Monitor
2 part Epoxy, and E-6000 seem to do well for gluing things on to the monitor. I find I sometimes need to use painters tape to tape things down while it sets up.