HOW TO: Paint Pour Surfboard

HOW TO: Paint Pour Surfboard


If you are using a wooden “canvas” you need to seal it with epoxy or similar so that the paint will spread more easily. I also coated the area of the pour with some black paint I had lying around as a double measure. Tape off the area that you do not want the pour to affect (For me this was halfway down the rail of the surfboard) Mix all your paint colors separately first. Mixing Ratio: 1 Part Distilled Water / 1 Part Floetrol / 2 Parts Paint Then pour your separate mixed paints into the two “Mother Cups” alternating colors and pouring in the middle each time Some people like to paint a fresh coat of primer on the canvas at this point to help the paint float on top more easily Start overlapping “inside out” circles, working all the way up and down the desired area I did not go high or low enough as you will see (had to come back and add more later) Begin tilting the board back and forth to allow the paint to run in the desired pattern The actual paint pour part takes just minutes Let cure for at least 48 hours after your pour is completed You can use a heat gun or hair dryer to help spread the paint in to hard places as well Peel off tape and muddle the overlap (This is after the bottom side pour) I fiberglassed my board because I wanted it to be Functional Art. Fully ride-able and looks great on a wall! You can simply seal your work with shellac or epoxy! Went ahead and did a pour on the fins too! Couple finish shots! Really happy with the depth and mood of this pour. Reminds me of the a raging ocean!

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