Wednesday, 13 July 2011

How to re-paint your snowboard

today i finally decided to repaint my old snowboard with the help of Dina. So here it is if your interested how its done.

What you need:                                                      also needed for when your painting   :
  • your snowboard (obviously)                                     mask              
  • filing / sandpaper (rough and softer )                        washing up gloves
  • masking tape                                                             protective goggles
  • spray paints in wanted colors                                    an old shirt which can get messy
  • water proof varnish                                                   a big sheet that you can
  •                                                                                   put your board on.

snowboard sanded filed down using a filing machine
  1.  Firstly you need to file down your snowboard with the rough bit of sandpaper so the sparkly varnish on the top comes of so your paint sticks to it better . you don't need to sand it down completely so the design disappears because the paint will cover it. So only sand it down until it becomes rough. after wipe your snowboard  with a cloth.i used a filing machine which made it easier.
bottom masked down
2. We then taped down the edges and the back rim of the board in case the paint goes under neath. After this some people would use a base coat paint on  the board but we didn't find it necessary

board after first layer

3. Then we sprayed on the first layer of white paint which was the main base color of my design. I sprayed it on in three layers waiting for each layer to dry before applying the next one. after each layer your supposed to use the soft sanding paper just a bit to even the paint out and to make it smooth. you need more layers so that the paint covers the previous design .

4.After it dried we calculated the lenght and width of the stripes and lightly drew it on the board using a pencil. After we masking taped down all the bits we didn't need to paint and covered down the rest with news paper so that only the part which was being painted at the point is shown. Its also a good idea to put on two layers of paint on your design as well. When all the paint has dried you can take of the masking tape and apply the waterproof varnish.

update: 2 years on and yes the paint is still on! and its only scratched of at the edges but that was expected.


  1. Wondering How it ended. Did the paint last?

  2. Wondering How it ended. Did the paint last?

  3. Yea surprisingly it did. I use the snowboard usually for a week a year so I'm not sure how long the paint would last using it whole year round.