How to Paint Eyeglass Frames-Complete Guide

You can paint your own eye frame

Nowdays, more and more people begin Painting their own eyeglass frames ,by doing this,they can express themselves as an individual in a creative way.This is regarded as an unique way to show their attitude about life.Surely,in order to do so, you simply need to make certain preparations, choose the proper applications, and use strategies based on the composition of the frames. But you must know that such a painting frame is not only feasible for the everyday wearer, but offers a funny way to spend a lazy spare time.

Things you will need:

  1. Dish soap
  2. Rags
  3. Towel
  4. 120-grit sandpaper
  5. Scissors
  6. Professional painter’s tape
  7. Heavy-duty fabric drop cloth
  8. Acrylic latex spray primer
  9. Galvanized metal etching spray primer
  10. Acrylic spray paint

Step 1

First,clean the eyeglass frames using soap and rags. Then rinse the frames with clean wet rags. Using a towel to dry the frame.

Step 2

Protect the lenses by wrapping them in professional painter’s tape. Cut the tape into small pieces with scissors if necessary. Place the frame over the fabric.

Step 3

Sanded down the plastic frame. Check the frames carefully until they feel a little rough. If necessary, use scissors to cut sandpaper into small pieces. If the frame is metal, skip this step.

Step 4

Apply acrylic emulsion primer on plastic frame. Hold the can 8 inches away from the frame. Use galvanized metal etching spray primer on metal frames. Let the primer frame dry for four hours.

Step 5

Coat eyeglass frames with acrylic spray paint. After waiting two hours, apply another coat. Wait eight hours before wearing the eyeglasses.


Mix colors to create a new color that finally matches your favorite like.

 For your children’s glasses,use glow-in-the-dark paint.

For a flashier look, with the spray adhesive to make more glitter.


Avoid painting unsanded plastic eyeglass frames, which may lead to the peel of the paint.

Avoid painting unprimed eyeglass frames, which may lead to the flake of the paint.

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