How To Paint Glasses Frame Correctly

How To Paint Glasses Frame Correctly: A Step-By-Step Guide

Are you tired of the same old look of your glasses? Want to change it up without spending a fortune on new frames? Painting your glasses frames may be the perfect solution for you! This guide will walk you through how to paint a glasses frame.

Protecting Your Lenses

Before starting any painting, it's important to protect your lenses. If possible, removing them is the best option. If not, use painter's tape or another protective covering over each lens. This will ensure that no paint gets on them and they remain functional even if you don't love the results of your painted frames.

Preparing Glasses for Painting

The first order of business when painting eyeglass frames is preparing them properly. Start by cleaning off dirt or grime with soap and water or rubbing alcohol. Let dry completely before moving on to the next steps.

Painting Glasses Frames Made Of Metal

If you have metal frames, automotive paint markers are an excellent choice for painting or touching up scratches. They come in various colors and have a marker tip that lets you control how much paint goes where.

Painting Other Materials

For non-metallic materials like plastic or acetate, spray paint works well and provides consistent coverage compared to using a brush. Place your glasses frame on top of the newspaper and spray with several coats until satisfied with color saturation (if there are issues with adhesion try sandpaper). After drying thoroughly add clear sealant as protection from rubbing off onto the skin.

Finishing Up And Cleaning Lenses

After everything has dried thoroughly remove any tape used during the painting process then replace lenses carefully ensuring proper alignment within the frame then gently clean using rubbing alcohol dipped finger/soft cloth should there be any small smudges left behind!


With careful preparation and attention to detail, anyone can easily learn how to paint their glasses frames. The process is simple and rewarding whether you have metal or non-metallic frames. Remember to protect your lenses and work in a well-ventilated area for optimal results!

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