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Now I’ve never met a disco ball that I didn’t like. Really, it’s why I filled my fireplace with them. But what if I told you that you could actually make COLORFUL disco balls?! After searching high and low for fun colorful options, I found out that you can actually just DIY it. And all it takes is a bit of glass paint.
Here’s how to spray paint a disco ball:
– Disco Ball
– Montana Glass Paint (I used Frosted Teal, Frosted Mint, and Frosted Bay Blue)
– Buckets + a dowel rod
– Washi stickers (optional)
Montana Glass Paint will give your disco ball a beautiful frosted sea glass effect. If you still want your disco ball to reflect light, I recommend using washi stickers or tape to keep some of the ball silver.
The Set Up
Whenever working with spray paint be sure to work outside for proper ventilation. Since disco balls are round and roll, the key to this project is the proper set up.
I used a dowel rod and buckets to suspend the disco ball, giving me access to every angle and underneath for painting. You can use anything you have on hand that might be similar. Just keep in mind there might be overspray from the paint, so don’t use anything you wouldn’t want to get paint on.
How to Spray Paint a Disco Ball
Now that your disco ball is set up, all that’s left to do is spray paint! The Montana Cans Glass Paint doesn’t require any prep, so you’re able to spray paint the disco ball as is. Just be sure to give it a clean first to remove any dust. After cleaning, apply any washi tape if you’re using it. Again this is totally optional, but it will give you the results shown here.
I found the best application of paint came when I was able to spin the disco ball while spraying. You’ll also want to move your hand while spraying to get even coverage. The more layers of paint you apply, the deeper the color. Just be sure to let the paint dry between coats.
After 6-8 hours you’ll be able to handle your disco ball. Remove any washi tape used and display!
So that’s how you spray paint a disco ball! I think it would be so fun to do an ombre effect or even layer the colors on one another. Really there’s endless possibilities and I can’t wait to see your collection of colorful disco balls!