Surfing is a very common watersport and it is loved by a lot of people. However, you must know that you can style your surfboard in many different ways as per your liking and it gives out a really cool look.
There are two things to consider when decorating your sur board if you are going to use it for riding or just for decoration on walls and around the house. If you want to decorate a surfboard that you want to use it for riding will require more care but the results can be super awesome and professional.
Here are some of the ways to style your surfboard, even if you are not using it, you can still decorate it and keep it as a decor item at home.
Spray Paint Your Surfboard
One of the ways to decorate your surfboard is by using spray paint. Just clean the surface of the surfboard with the acetone. This step will be good for removing all the dirt and oils that could prevent the paint from sticking to the surface. You will need some 320 grit fine sandpaper as well that will rough up the slick surfaces so you can paint knowing for sure that it will stick. Be sure to hit all the surface areas that you want to paint. You can use tape for parts that you want to keep the original shade. There is also a possibility of using multiple colors by using tape.
There must be a color scheme you would want for your surfboard, so you should mask off each color location. The basic step would be to tape off logos, fin housing, or anything particular that you want to keep original. You may require a different size of tapes and masking paper so you know that you don’t overspray any area
The logos you want to keep must be cut out precisely with razor blades. If you don’t cover up the logos or other designs properly, then there is a good chance that the paint will get it.
Start Off With One Section
Experiment with one section first, the best bet would be to use a primer first, to experiment you should use the same color as the paint would be. Spray painting is not an easy job because you have to keep the even tone and it may not be as easy as it looks in videos. You may end up applying too much in one spot etc.
Once you are sure that you know how to spray paint, lay down a coat of primer and let it dry and then use the sandpaper on it to take it off. If you think you have correctly done it with the primer, it is maybe time that you start painting your surfboard. Apply two thick coats of the color you like. You must also use acrylic-based paint because of its qualities of adhesion, gloss, and color.
Get a Decorative Surfboard
This is for people who aren’t really good at painting or surfboard decor. You can get already decorated or painted surfboards from different vendors selling online and in-store for riding and decorating both purposes.
Before You Style Your Surfboard
Painting and decorating your own surfboard can be really nice and thrilling but you also have to consider the fact that you can very well mess it up if you haven’t done it before. If you are particularly going for decorating the surfboard to keep it as wall art, it is better to get the already decorated ones and there are many people selling surfboards as art.