There was a lot of trial and error… painting a record is harder than it looks. If you don’t prep it at first, it all gets way too muddy. If the paint is too thin, it gets too muddy. If conditions aren’t perfect it ge– … you get the idea. It was a finnicky process since there’s a lot of grooves in there for paint to travel to zones it shouldn’t travel to!
First up, you need to put down a pretty generous layer of Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer. It looks messy in the photo, but it dries clear.
The finishing touches are very simple, but I think they add a lot to it. Also, you will notice imperfections since there is so many grooves in the record – I ended up digging the imperfections.
Lastly, once the paint has -completely- dried, put on another layer of the Multi-Purpose Sealer, and you are finished!
I ended up making quite a few records, some with stencils… some without. They all have pretty much the same process, except for without stencil I just went directly from paint to brush. Like this one:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, if you try a vinyl record painting I hope you will share your experience in the comments below!