How to Paint a Satellite TV Dish Antenna

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

All satellite dish TV antennae are available in similar colors. Subscribers may want to paint the satellite dish to match it with the color of their house, RV or motor home. If installed in the yard, the dish antenna can be colored to blend in with the surrounding plants. The objective here is to camouflage the dish so it does not stand out, which may affect the general look of a community or mobile home. Take the following steps to paint your satellite dish TV antenna without hampering signal reception.

Things You'll Need

  • Brush for painting
  • Good quality paint
  • Covering for the LNBF

Step 1

Identify the color in which the satellite dish needs to be painted. Look for a high quality outdoor paint that does not peel. Request that the home improvement store salesperson recommend a quality paint.

Step 2

Buy non-glossy paint with a dull finish. Always go for non-glossy paints. Glossy, semi-glossy and metallic paints make the dish antenna extremely shiny, thereby increasing reflection of the signal to the LNBF. This causes signal loss and will disrupt satellite TV reception.

Step 3

Paint the dish, taking precautions to protect the LNBF from getting any paint on it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Painting the dish can result in signal loss. If possible, avoid painting the dish.
  • If painting the satellite TV dish is necessary, save the LNBF from being painted.