Painting is when the user paints their blaster to their liking. It is the most common form of modifying one's blasters. Many common paint jobs include coloring the blasters black or with a camouflage pattern. However, some people choose to only paint over certain parts of their blaster. They use this to their advantage in a Nerf war.
Some types of painting such as making a realistic paint job can be illegal in some areas, due to others not being able to tell the difference between a real gun and a Nerf blaster. The minimum requirement is to keep at least the muzzle of the blaster orange or red, but it may still have the same legal problems as airsoft guns. For this reason, people decide to paint their blasters other colors instead.
In order to paint one's blaster, the user must take apart each piece individually, so that unwanted parts don't get risked of being splashed with paint. Often a repainted blaster occupies a different name, as the painter feels the need to claim it as their own "creation". Most paintings are done with multiple coats of spray paint, as it is the paint that dries the best. The most common repaint themes are the N-Strike theme on non N-Strike blasters and the Whiteout Series theme on N-Strike blasters.
|Blaster modification||Homemade blaster (+Bow • Rainbow blaster • SNAP) • Painting • Voltage modification|
|Dart modification||Dart head • Grenade • Speedloader • Stefan|