Anything which has a bright and attractive color attracts you. So it is very important that the kayak should be able to attract people by its look and color. Appearance plays an important role in your overall kayaking experience.
The kayaks these days come in a variety of colors and designs. Moreover, the kayaks have beautiful designs and the colors add to the extra layer of beauty to those designs.
Now if you have a kayak that you bought last year or in case if you just have bought a used kayak, you may want to change its look to something appealing and gorgeous. And this is when kayak painting ideas pop up in your mind.
But, how to do it?
Wondering how to paint a kayak?
Have you got bored with it or absolutely clueless about where to start?
Also, people often get bored of the same color of their kayak and want a new color on their kayak for a fresh look that would enlighten them looking at the kayak the way it had done when it was brand new.
Preparation Is Very Necessary
If one decides to paint the kayak they have had for some time, one should do some necessary preparation before executing.
One should decide on the equipment to be used for painting the kayak. Whether to use a brush or a spray paint method. Both have their pros and cons.
The brush can give you more control over your painting. You can give multiple shades to your kayak with more control than before. But it can take a lot of time too.
While spray painting can save your time but can result in uncontrolled painting. It is difficult to handle a smaller area with spray paint.
You should be able to decide according to your painting design or plan. Also, a mix of brush and spray paint methods can be ideal and give the answer to the right process of painting.
Painting Your Kayak Can Produce The Best Results If You Consider The Following Steps.
Let’s get started.
6 Steps To Paint A Kayak
1. Carry The Kayak Body To Be Painted In An Open Area
It should be ensured that the kayak is brought in an open area where no other material is there which can get dirty. Also, remove all the stuff or gears you want to leave unpainted from the kayak.
2. Clean And Sand Down Your Kayak
The kayak should be rid of every kind of dust or other dirt particles and washed. Also, the kayak should be abraded to make its surface smooth which in turn facilitates painting.
3. Acetone Cleaning
In order to get the paint to cover each and every cm of the kayak, it is very important to clean it with acetone and remove oil from its surface.
4. Start Painting The Kayak
Now it is time to give your kayak the color it deserves. You can color it according to your design plan and the material you have chosen.
5. Extra Coats Can Be Benefitting
Giving the kayak an extra coat at least adds to the beauty of the color it has been given. Also, the extra coat makes it last longer.
6. Wash It Down
After you are done with giving coats and drying the paint, just wash it down and clean it all.
That is all you need to do to give your kayak the refreshing look it deserves. Following these necessary steps can give the best results and can make your kayak look like a new one.
NUS is a kayaking enthusiast who has been kayaking with a local group for the last five years. He loves using kayaks while out on outings on the water or camping when the friends want to have a BBQ party somewhere on the bank of a local lake.
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