How to spray paint hockey stick

If you want to change your stick look, you can do it yourself with some equipment found in nearby hardware stores or at home and a paint can. It is not rocket science, and you can do it even if you are a beginner in this field.

So, stop buying overpriced sticks and make them yourself with practice and work. I will give you the exact procedure at the end of the post.

How to spray paint hockey stick

If you are a newbie, you must follow each step explained in this blog post to get great results after completing the paint job.

How to spray paint a hockey stick

Now I will explain each step which I follow to spray paint my own hockey sticks or whenever my clients bring me one to paint it. Every time I follow this procedure I get satisfactory results and I suggest you to follow all these steps in order to achieve the desired result.

Tools you need

  • Spray paint
  • Hockey stick
  • Dish soap/any other cleaning agent
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Clear coat
  • Gloves
  • Glasses
  • Dust mask
  • Painters tape
  • Newspaper
  • Old cardboard

Prepare the area

First, the area must be cleared of any debris or obstacles. Second, the sticks must be placed in the desired location. It is preferable to paint in open area or room where windows are open and air circulation is there, so the paint can have a great look after completion.

Wear protective gear

Before spray painting hockey sticks, it is important to wear protective gear. This includes a respirator, gloves, and eye protection. It is also important to work in a well-ventilated area.

To start, put on the respirator and gloves. Then, cover any exposed skin with clothing. Next, set up the area where you will be working. Make sure there is plenty of ventilation, and cover any surfaces that you don’t want paint on. If there is not enough ventilation then you can feel suffocation while painting

Clean the hockey stick

The process of cleaning a hockey stick with dish soap before spray painting is a simple one. First, the hockey stick is covered with a layer of dish soap.

Next, a sponge is used to scrub the dish soap into the stick. Finally, the hockey stick is rinsed with water and left to dry. Remove all the dirt and debris from the stick so that the final look is jaw-dropping and eye catchy.

Apply painters tape

Painters tape is a type of pressure-sensitive tape used for masking off areas when painting. It is available in a variety of widths and colors.

To apply painters’ tape to a hockey stick before spray painting, first, clean the stick with a degreaser or alcohol to remove any dirt or grease.

spray paint hockey stick surface

Then measure and cut the tape to the desired length. Apply the tape to the stick, making sure to smooth it down so there are no air bubbles. Once the tape is in place, you’re ready to spray paint!

Sand down the stick

Before spray painting a hockey stick, it is necessary to sand the surface in order to create a smooth, even surface for the paint to adhere to.

This can be done by hand with sandpaper or with a power sander. Either way, the goal is to remove any roughness or unevenness from the surface of the stick so that the paint will have a nice, smooth finish.

You can use fine grit sandpaper not too much coarse because the wooden surfaces can be weakened if sanded with thick sandpaper.

Apply primer

Applying primer only on hockey sticks before spray painting is a process that should be followed in order to ensure a smooth, even finish.

First, the stick should be sanded down so that the primer will have something to grip onto. Next, a layer of primer should be applied evenly across the stick.

Once the primer is dry, it should be sanded again so that the paint will have a smooth surface to adhere to. Finally, a layer of paint should be applied evenly across the stick.

Spray paint hockey stick

Shake the can well before spray painting hockey sticks to avoid any mistakes on the sticks. Check the flow rate and pressure on some old cardboard or paper.

Once the primer is dry, the paint is applied in a thin, even coat and spray from 10-12 inches away for best results. It is important to allow the paint to dry completely between coats for about 1-2 hours so that the final product has a professional finish.

Apply clear coat

After you have completed the painting process on your hockey stick, you will need to apply a clear coat in order to protect the paint and make it shine.

You can purchase a clear coat in a can from your local hardware store. Make sure to read the directions on the can before you begin.

Now you are ready to spray on the clear coat. Hold the can about 10 inches away from the stick and apply a light, even coat. Allow the clear coat to dry for 24 hours before using the stick.

Clean the area

After spray painting hockey sticks, the area must be cleaned up to prevent any paint from getting onto the floor or other surfaces. The best way to do this is to use a drop cloth or tarp to cover the area before starting to spray paint.

Once the painting is finished, the drop cloth or tarp can be removed and the area can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Any paint that has gotten onto the floor or other surfaces can be removed with a cleaner that is designed for removing paint.


Acrylic spray paint is one of the best options for painting hockey sticks. It is a fast-drying paint that can provide a smooth, even finish. It is also resistant to chipping and fading, so your stick will look great for many seasons to come.

Assuming you’re talking about a hockey stick made of wood, it would take about 24 hours for it to dry completely. The stick would need to be placed in a well-ventilated area so that the air can circulate around it and speed up the drying process. If the stick is placed in a humid environment, it will take longer for it to dry.

To get started, you will need to gather a few supplies. You will need a can of spray paint, a hockey puck, and a piece of cardboard. The cardboard will help to protect your work surface from the spray paint.

Next, you will want to make sure that the hockey puck is clean and free of any dirt or debris. Once it is clean, you can begin to spray paint it. You will want to hold the can of spray paint about six inches away from the puck and move it around in a circular motion. Be sure to cover the entire puck with paint.

After the puck is fully coated with paint, you will want to let it dry for about an hour. Once it is dry, you can place it on your desired surface and enjoy your new hockey puck!

There are a few reasons why a lighter hockey stick is better. First, it gives you better handling. A lighter stick is easier to control and maneuver, making it easier to stick handle and make plays. Second, a lighter stick is easier to swing. When you’re taking a shot, you want to be able to generate as much power as possible. A lighter stick will allow you to swing faster, resulting in a harder, more powerful shot. Finally, a more lightweight stick is less likely to break. When you’re playing with a heavier stick, there’s more of a chance that it will snap in half when you’re taking a shot or making a pass. A lighter stick is more durable and will last longer, even with heavy use.

Final thoughts on how to spray paint hockey stick

I hope you liked my blog post on how to spray paint hockey sticks and get great results after spray painting the sticks at home.

If you like this guide, do share it with your friends, family, and those who also want to give their hockey sticks a new look. Comment down your questions if you have any. Till next time take care of yourself and of your hockey sticks.

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