Spraypainting a Surfboard

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  1. joepoko

    joepoko New Member

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    So if I have an old board just sitting around looking for new life to be breathed into it, what's the best way about going about painting it? i've read a couple of tutorials online saying just to sand it, spray it, clear coat it, and rip it, but i dont know if any of you have had any experience with doing that first hand. essentially just taking an old yellowed log and painting it a golden color. I have acrylic paints that I could use currently.

    Thanks for the help dudes.
     
  2. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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    I’ve had great success w Krylon spraypaint. Cheap and effective. Doesn’t require sanding. When it chips off just spray some more. I’ve been riding one board for 10 years w minimal wear.
     
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  3. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

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    Our kids went through a phase of painting their boards years ago. They used the cheapest paint and did no prep. It chips, but I was amazed that it didn't peel.

    They masked off different areas to make geometric designs and used multiple colors. Pretty cool.

    John
     
  4. joepoko

    joepoko New Member

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    i feel like i see that brand name pop up a lot. and i have to go to a michael's this coming week so that's even better. i'm just going solid with the design.
     
  5. joepoko

    joepoko New Member

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    what about molotow paints? everything i read online on blogs plugs that brand name a whole bunch. are there certain paints that don't react well with the fiberglass resins?
     
  6. JBorbone

    JBorbone Active Member

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    if you use an acrylic spray (Montana Cans) https://www.montana-cans.com you can then do a poly resin gloss-coat over it. then, it'll legitimately be part of the board and will never chip off.
     
  7. joepoko

    joepoko New Member

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    you can find those at like any arts store?
     
  8. JBorbone

    JBorbone Active Member

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    https://www.montana-cans.com/en/store-locator

    I see you're in Queens. There are tons of stores in the city that carry them. I get mine from Blick on 23rd and 7th.
     
  9. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

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    Yep, just like Sdsurfer says, no sanding required, Tim Stamps told me exactly the same thing when I wanted to repaint my yum yum yellow board, just spray on, couple coats of clear and a little wet sanding to smooth it out a little, and it was good to go!

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  10. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

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    They sell Krylon everywhere, even Walmart. And with the leftovers you can paint a lawn chair.
     
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