How to Paint Your PS5 (Two-Tone B/W)

As most of you know, I’ve had to cry, suck it up, deal with it, take it like a man, and place my PS5 sideways.  As most of you also know, it’s not aesthetically designed with that orientation in mind.  Every day I looked at it, a part of my died inside.  Anyway, I painted the side panels on it and I couldn’t be happier with the results, AND it’s completely reversible.

But more importantly, very cheap… and I’m Asian, I know how to do a lot with very little.  It also doesn’t take long: it took me about an hour total not including drying time (which is about 2-4 hours depending on conditions).  Keep in mind I had no plan originally to make this video.  It wasn’t until I saw the results that I wanted to share this, and thus, my panels are already painted.  Let’s get started, though.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol (and something to wipe with)
  • Masking tape
  • Black Plasti Dip spray which is about $6 at Home Depot
  • And that’s it!

Step 1: Remove Side Panels

  • Almost everyone I’ve seen doing this is doing it wrong.  You do not need to peel the corner: this is not your opportunity to show everyone how strong your weak nerd muscles are.  It’s rather simple: brace the bottom so it doesn’t slide; then just lift and pull.  Lift and pull.  Lift… and pull.
  • Repeat for the other side.
  • NOTE: You’ll also see that because I have to mount the stand on the side, it pushed the Plasti Dip in from the edge a little.  This is of zero concern, of course.

Step 2: Wipe Clean

  • There’s a good chance that in handling your PS5, you got your disgusting finger cheese all over it.  So wipe the surface thoroughly with the rubbing alcohol and then dry it.

Step 3: Mask Side Panels

  • This is also very simple: pull your masking tape a little longer than each side, and then apply it.  Cover all four sides, and you’re ready to paint.
  • You’ll notice that there’s a little lip here that’s exposed, but don’t worry about that: you’ll notice that if you feel the edge of the panel, there’s a bit of a “sharp” lip on it, and that comes into play in the final step; you’ll also notice that the sharp lip may feel imperfect, as mine had some imperfections in it as well.

Step 4: Spray Paint Side Panels

  • Honestly, if I have to explain how to use a rattle can to you, you lived a very boring childhood and maybe this isn’t for you.
  • The good news is that if you really want to do this and are scared: don’t be!  Plasti Dip is completely removable, and THUS this entire process is COMPLETELY reversible.
  • If you screw up, let it dry, peel it all off, and try again.

Step 5: Let Dry and Clean Edges

  • Once it’s completely dried for about 4 hours, you’ll see your overspray on the edge.
  • This part is easy, simply take your finger or a paper towel and rub at the overspray.  You’ll see it comes right off!
  • To show what I mean, I was touching up the area around the logo.  You can see how easy it is to remove Plasti Dip.
  • That “sharp” edge you felt back in step 3 acts as a “crease”, and you only need to rub just up to the edge and the Plastidip will peel off.

Enjoy!

And for just $6, you’re done!  Simply put the panels back on and enjoy a much sleeker-looking PS5 whether you stand it up or put it on its side.  I hope this helps a few people enjoy looking at their PS5 a little more.  On the flipside, I will not be held liable for any mistakes you make.

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