How To Silk Screen Skateboards
Learning how to silk-screen a skateboard deck can be a challenge. The grip tape and fact you will be stepping all over the deign makes even more challenging. Silk-screen painting a skateboard deck is not impossible however. As son as you understand the technique to silk-screen paint you are set. Silk-screen painting a skateboard deck should be dune with a durable ink. Silk-screening a skateboard deck can boast any design that will fit on the skateboard deck. This article will discuss the process needed to silk-screen a skateboard deck. Follow the directions below to learn one of the ways you can silk-screen paint a skateboard deck.
To silk-screen paint a skateboard deck, you will need:
- Silk-screen design
- Ink based paint to your likening (color, bright)
- Damp towel
How to silk-screen paint a skateboard deck:
- Remove the trucks from your skateboard. Use the damp towel to rub down the decking. Once clean and place on a flat surface. Ideally, a shallow wooden box or crate, where the skateboard will fit snuggly would be perfect.
- Place the silk-screen over the skateboard. The screen should cover the length of the skateboard. Place a large gob of paint at the starting point. Run the squeegee hard over the skateboard deck.
- Complete this motion until you have reached the end of the skateboard deck. Repeat as needed. Carefully remove the silk-screen and reveal the design. Allow to dry overnight before attempting to ride.
Tip: take a strip of grip tape and make a test run on the silk-screen painting.