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How to Paint a Surfboard

Surfboards aren't just for the beach anymore . . . use some blue tape and a detailed front end and spray a personalized pattern that fits your style. Then show it off on the beach, as a home accent or as a seasonal coffee table.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

Painting a Surfboard for Decoration

Surfboards aren't just for the beach anymore . . . use some blue tape and a detailed front end and spray a personalized pattern that fits your style. Marine paint comes in a plethora of colors and with a bit of painter's tape you can create a multicolored pattern all your own.

Before

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After

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What paint to use when painting a surfboard

Select two or three colors that work well together. We used a plaid summer shirt as color inspiration.

Wash, wipe and dry board. For the best final finish, coat the surf board with oil based primer. Dry thoroughly.

Tape Surfboard with Design
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Painting a surfboard

With a ruler, mark and tape off a design. Line the front end detail nozzle sprayer cup with a plastic liner to make cleanup a breeze, and then fill with paint. Spray an even coat of paint over a taped-off surface. Let dry and repeat with second color.

Spraying Surfboard with Paint Sprayer
3

Remove tape after painting

Remove tape immediately and continue drying for 24 hours. Spray colors and designs of your choice to personalize and upstyle your surfboard.

Remove Tape from Surfboard
4

Surfboard painted with a paint sprayer

Show off the completed project by taking it to the beach or display it as a home accent. Also makes a fun coffee table.

Surfboard Painted with beach background
Products Used

Materials

Marine paint in multiple colors

Painter's tape

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