The Ultimate Guide to Painting 3D Printed Parts – Step 1: Priming

The Ultimate Guide to Painting 3D Printed Parts – Step 1: Priming


Painting can breathe life and color into your
3D prints A flawless paint job starts with priming Support material around your part can be cut
off with flush cutters or peeled off by hand We’ll use a rotary tool and hand files to
sand down the support marks Using fine grit sand paper gives the surface
a smooth finish To keep dust down, try wetting the sand paper We’re mounting our part on a dowel to keep
it free from fingerprints You can see I’m using short, rapid strokes
starting and ending the spray off of the part For even coverage it helps to rotate the part
slowly while painting After adding the first coat we’ll do a close
inspection to see if any touch up is needed When the second coat of primer is dry it’s
ready for painting We’ll post a link to our detailed guide in
the comments In our next video, we’ll continue on to spray
painting to finish our paint job

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