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.
If you are a newbie, you must follow each step explained in this blog post to get great results after completing the paint job.
- 1 How to spray paint a hockey stick
- 2 Tools you need
- 3 Prepare the area
- 4 Wear protective gear
- 5 Clean the hockey stick
- 6 Apply painters tape
- 7 Sand down the stick
- 8 Apply primer
- 9 Spray paint hockey stick
- 10 Apply clear coat
- 11 Clean the area
- 12 FAQ’s
- 13 Final thoughts on how to spray paint hockey stick
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
- Clear coat
- Dust mask
- Painters tape
- 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.
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.
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.
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.