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Old    Austin Suit (suit226)      Join Date: Mar 2014       04-26-2016, 2:28 PM Reply   
Has anyone out there done a custom paint job on your board?

Im interested in seeing/learning the steps to painting a custom graphic.

What materials/products do you use and most importantly how do you seal it so it won't come off or get any paint on and in the boat.

Thanks everyone!
Old    Shaun Nelson (shaunnelson13)      Join Date: Jan 2016       04-26-2016, 3:15 PM Reply   
I paint my surfboards all the time. Look up surfboard painting and you will find lots of info. Basically spray it or use Paint pens and then cover it with a clear coat.
Old    Austin Suit (suit226)      Join Date: Mar 2014       04-27-2016, 9:45 AM Reply   
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I paint my surfboards all the time. Look up surfboard painting and you will find lots of info. Basically spray it or use Paint pens and then cover it with a clear coat.
Do you have any pics of the boards?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-27-2016, 10:00 AM Reply   
paint dries. once it dries, it won't get on anything else. clear coat will help protect it.

prep prep prep is the key to a good looking, lasting paint job.
Old    Nick Wiersema (Chaos)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-28-2016, 9:14 AM Reply   
Most any spray paint will work, some work better than others. Flat and matte spray paint is better than gloss, especially if you are laying down a clear coat. There are translucent spray paints as well which allow for a cool look. Liquitex and Montana are some of the best, big box Krylon and Rustoleum Painters Touch are also good choices. There are lots of methods, typical masking (tape and masking paper or film) and spray for clean lines, or free flow abstract for a more contemporary look or the soap drop techniques to name a few.

Hand drawn pen work: General done with Posca or Boardstixx. There are other brands, specifically geared towards the graffiti crowd. These are waterbased, and were originally used on direct on foam. They work on a finished board, but will rub off and scratch off with or without a clear sealer coat. A clear sealer coat is recommended.

Surface prep is essential. You do not want oils from your hands or old wax or other residues that will get in the way.

Check out DickBlick Art and Durable Supply. Durable Supply has the best prices for the average consumer on posca pens.

Nick
Old    Austin Suit (suit226)      Join Date: Mar 2014       04-28-2016, 9:17 AM Reply   
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Most any spray paint will work, some work better than others. Flat and matte spray paint is better than gloss, especially if you are laying down a clear coat. There are translucent spray paints as well which allow for a cool look. Liquitex and Montana are some of the best, big box Krylon and Rustoleum Painters Touch are also good choices. There are lots of methods, typical masking (tape and masking paper or film) and spray for clean lines, or free flow abstract for a more contemporary look or the soap drop techniques to name a few.

Hand drawn pen work: General done with Posca or Boardstixx. There are other brands, specifically geared towards the graffiti crowd. These are waterbased, and were originally used on direct on foam. They work on a finished board, but will rub off and scratch off with or without a clear sealer coat. A clear sealer coat is recommended.

Surface prep is essential. You do not want oils from your hands or old wax or other residues that will get in the way.

Check out DickBlick Art and Durable Supply. Durable Supply has the best prices for the average consumer on posca pens.

Nick
Thanks for the input! Awesome!

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