Felicity Palmateer teaches how to spray a surfboard custom design

August 12, 2009 | Surfing

Felicity Palmateer

Felicity Palmateer is a WA girl who loves surf and art, and is good at both! Felicity (aka Floss) also sprays custom designs on her own boards - check out how she does it.

Step 1: Draw a creative picture that you would like to spray onto your board. Try not to draw something too hard if this is your first spray.

Step 2: Copy your design onto a strong piece of paper. Make sure your paper is big enough so that it fits onto your board.

Step 3: Once you are happy with your design carefully cut out your design. Remember to only cut out the areas that you want to spray.

Step 4. You can either use double sided tape or normal sticky tape folded in on itself to stick your design down onto your board. Make sure the design sits snugly on your board, you don’t want any overspray.

Step 5. Choose the colour that you would like to spray your design. Don’t forget to shake the spray can before you start spraying.

Step 6. When you start spraying the board, use controlled arm movement and make sure you give your board an even coat of paint. The paint takes about 1⁄2 an hour to 45 minutes to dry or longer depending on the weather temperature.

Step 7. When the spray paint is dry, carefully pull off the paper and remove all the sticky tape.

Step 8. Repeat steps 1 – 7 if you want to add extra colours to your design.

Step 9. Get as creative as you want. Use permanent markers to highlight areas or give them shape. You can add as much detail as you want.

Step 10. I like to add a personal touch to all my boards and here are two I have just finished spraying.

Good luck with your spray job, remember the more that you practice the better you get.

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