How To Print Graphics On Skateboard Grip Tape
Here are instructions for how to print graphics on skateboard grip tape Generally, the skateboarder’s design is fashioned on the bottom of the board and not the deck. The deck is normally covered in bland black grip tape. Painting graphics on a deck is doable and can add some flair to your skateboard. Painting graphics on a skateboard deck is only restricted to your imagination or artistic abilities. Covering up or highlighting grip tape by painting on a skateboard deck is a straightforward process with the proper tools. Read on and learn the needs to paint graphics on a skateboard deck.
To paint graphics on skateboard grip tape, you will need:
- Templates or freehand
- Grip tape
How to paint graphics on skateboard grip tape:
- Place the skateboard on a flat surface with the deck side up. Block off the wheels to keep the board from moving. Using either your freehand artistic abilities or design templates, begin to airbrush.
- Use quick steady brushes. Do not linger in one place, as the paint will run or pool. Do the first coat of the design, or underlying design first. Allow to dry for several hours.
- Apply second coat or remainder of design. Set the skateboard tape aside over night or twenty-four hours if you have the time. Drying can be done in a shed or garage, to avoid direct sunlight.
Tip: an airbrush will give you the best finish. Use and acrylic based paint.