How Can I Paint My Skateboard Deck (Professional Guide)

Art and colors have an awesome charm that fascinates everyone toward themselves. While, if different artwork or colorful paint is done on your favorite things it enhances the further fascination. I love skating therefore I love to buy those skateboards that are colorful. Meanwhile, I like to do painting, therefore I usually prefer to buy a blank skating board so that I can do the art or paint on my board according to my own choice. 

Are you also an art lover or want to make your skateboard attractive and unique? Then, you paint your skateboard deck and do something extraordinary. If you don’t know how to paint your skateboard? Then I solved this problem because I’m just writing this post for your convenience. In this post, I precisely explain to you how to paint your skateboard deck in a proper way.

Which Things Are Required In Painting Skateboard Deck

The following things are required when you are going to apply paint to your skateboard deck. 

  • Sandpaper
  • Primers
  • Stencils
  • Spray paint
  • Tape
  • Clearcoat

Easiest Steps OF Painting The Skateboard Deck

There are many ways to apply paint on the skateboard deck. You can do so by using spray paint. Meanwhile, if your art or painting is great then you can do it with your hands. However, I have explained the steps for painting the skateboard deck with spray paint. Thus, you can decore your skateboard deck according to your choice.

  • Detach The Trucks

First, pick up the skateboard and carefully remove the two trucks. Then place them in the same place. So, any part of the skateboard trucks will not be missing while reinstalling the trucks after paint.

  • Sanding Process

Obtain good sandpaper. Then, sand the skateboard deck in circular form and polish it well. After that take a sponge and soak it in warm soapy water. Rub the sponge on the deck and wash it. After washing the dry deck for a few minutes. 

  • Apply Tape/Stencils

Place the tape on the screw holes on the upper sides. Do this work keenly otherwise paint will drip in the grip and the sides of the skateboard.

  • Apply Primer

Apply primer on your deck. I prefer to use an aerosol primer but it depends on you. You can apply any kind of primer which you have. 

Note: Before applying the second coat of paint, wait to dry the first coat completely. Approximately, it will take 30 minutes to dry. 

  • Resand The Deck

When the primer is dry entirely, you resand the deck with 150-grit sandpaper. Rub this in the to and fro motion and remove all the blisters or bubbles. Then, keep the deck dry.

  • Make The Design On The Deck

If you want to use different colors of paint for making designs then you arrange them first. For instance, if you want to use five colors then you will apply five layers of paint. 

  • Apply Base Paint

Usually, white or black colors are used on the base for the prominence of the above color design. Meanwhile, it depends on the color of your stencil design. You can spray any color paint according to your choice.

  • Tape The Design On The Deck

After the stencil design, tape the stencil carefully. You can use any material such as cardboard, hard card stock, etc.

  • Apply Various Color Layers

When the previous design completely dries out then apply the second layer on the deck. You can do the same process to coat the other layer of paint on the deck.

  • Removal Of Tape/Stencils

After drying, remove the tape/stencils on the deck. Gradually remove them one by one. After untapping, you will get your final design look.

  • Finishing Coat

In the end, you apply a clear finishing coat that will give a shiny look to your skateboard deck. Furthermore, it will also save the paint from the UV radiation of the sun.

  • Put The Trucks Again

When your board will completely dry, put the trucks on your skateboard. Your superb-painted skateboard will be ready for your skating.

Bottom Lines

Although, you will make an effort to apply paint to your skateboard deck. You will spend money on buying materials as well as time for paint. But really, it’s amazing. You will find great fun when you do so. You just follow the above steps of how to paint a skateboard deck and perform supremely. 

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