Well, its run over my mind about painting a board. I just do not know exactly how its done.
I figure that it works if you put some spray paint on in whatever design you want, then put a clear finish thats weather proof (or something similar) to give it the extra little bit of protection.
Am i anywhere near the right idea?
Last edited by Powder Keg; 01-14-2011 at 10:34 PM.
Yeah, you've got it right. Spray paint would work. If you wanted more precise detail, you'd want to find paints that aren't as thick. The clear coat finish won't hold as well on a dense paint. I've been entertaining doing the same to my cheap stick.
i would do it just as if i was painting a car. primer, automotive paint, and a good 2k clearcoat possibly with some flex additive in it.
on the right track with this post. You will most likely need to dull that original finish by sanding first. You will probably also want to plug those binding holes carefully too.
If you spray on top of the original finish, you will have a yucky mess by the end of the year if you dont prep well.
paint is not just spray or brushing something on and wallah, there you have it. Like Dodge said, primer is ALWAYS the best was to go, after you scuff up the original finish so the paint has something to bond to.
Sounds like a cool project, just research it to death then go for it. And if you f it up, you could always slap a million stickers on it to cover it up right?
I don't know about painting the bottom, but I just wanted to mention that you may want to look at using a marine top coat for your final coat. That would give a super weather/water proof finish that I imagine would be more similar to the stuff the manufacturers use on boards than just something for outdoor furniture or whatever. I haven't done what you plan to do, but I have refinished a bunch of stuff in the past.