How to Paint a Cheerleading Megaphone

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Painting a cheerleading megaphone is not a difficult task, but it requires patience and preparation. Cheerleading megaphones can be painted in just one color, or a mixture of school colors with embellishments. Decorating a cheerleading megaphone with paint or a sticker-backed school emblem creates a more eye-catching megaphone to generate school spirit. The mouthpiece of a cheerleading megaphone should not be painted, for the safety of the user. Most cheerleading megaphones are constructed from either plastic or metal.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Drop cloth
  • Stencil, sticker-backed emblem, or person able to draw a design (optional)
  • Painter's tape
  • Clear-coat bonding paint or stain
  • Water and dish soap
  • Towel
  • Permanent markers (optional)

How to Paint a Cheerleading Megaphone

  • Determine the color or colors to paint the cheerleading megaphone. Latex paint works well on megaphones made out of anything put plastic. To paint a plastic megaphone, purchase paint designed to adhere to plastic materials.

  • Clean the cheerleading megaphone, and allow it to dry thoroughly. Use a towel to wipe away any excess water.

  • Wrap painter's tape over the cheerleading megaphone mouthpiece. Tape any area of the megaphone that will be painted with a contrasting color of paint.

  • Apply the first coat of paint using a paintbrush. Let the project dry thoroughly overnight.

  • Remove the painter's tape from the megaphone body, and apply the contrasting coat of paint if desired. Allow to dry thoroughly overnight.

  • Draw the team mascot or lettering with permanent markers, paint, or sticker-backed emblems. If you're using paint to design the team mascot, allow it to dry for at least four hours before proceeding with the next step.

  • Apply a clear coat either by spraying evenly from an aerosol can or by using a clean paintbrush. Remove the painter's tape from the cheerleading megaphone mouthpiece after allowing the project to dry overnight. The megaphone is now ready to use at games and events.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not rush the drying process, or the paint can become tacky and make the megaphone look messy.
  • Complete this project in a well-ventilated area.
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