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    Default Can I paint a tv set

    My daughter got a Dora the Explorer TV set identical to this one:

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    She decided that she wanted her room painted and that she wanted the lime green and pink look. She no longer wants her dora tv, and I was wondering if I could paint it lime green....or if it was even possible to paint a tv....

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    You might be able to use one of those new plastic spray paints on it. Be sure to carefully tape off all the connections in back, and try not to spray directly into the vents. I wouldn't try taking it apart unless you know what you are doing.
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    I found this
    "Now Krylon®, the nation's leader in aerosol paints, is introducing a revolutionary spray paint for consumers that, with no priming, bonds securely to plastic materials, including outdoor furniture, children's toys, and vinyl fencing. Already Krylon Fusion® has received recognition from two leading consumer do-it-yourself magazines. The product earned a Popular Mechanics "Editor's Choice Award" and a HANDY magazine "Innovation Award" when previewed at the National Hardware Show, a home improvement industry trade show, in August. "
    and it sounds good to me...it is a spray I believe.

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    You also will want to sand it down so the paint sticks. I am pretty sure it's possible but be sure not to spray inside the vents and tape off the screen area with something. Let us know how it turns out.

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    Thanks for the replies, I have not decided if I will do this for sure or not, Robyn actually uses her tv very little in her room if at all, but I am thinking in the future she may want to use it, so I will have a look and see if I can find that paint and in the color that I want and see from there, if I decide to do it I will definitely take some pictures to post

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    Yes you can. And I have. Make sure you shove a little paper in the vent holes in the back to keep out the paint. I did it a long time ago for one or my girls who wanted a hot pink bedroom. I just used the .96 stuff from WalMart. No sanding. just painted and it held up for several years, the paint lasted longer then the TV.

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    Thank you so much Dean, that was the answer that I needed to hear that someone actually did it and succeeded with it. I may possibly try this sometime today, and if I will post pictures.

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    Cool. Show us the end results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibblerkelly View Post
    Thank you so much Dean, that was the answer that I needed to hear that someone actually did it and succeeded with it. I may possibly try this sometime today, and if I will post pictures.
    I saw all your bedroom makeover pictures in your album, but didn't see the tv. Did you paint it yet? Are you happy with it? Like I said before, my paint job outlasted the life of the tv. It stayed nice for years.

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