We sell blank skateboard decks on the Hopkin website, which is not out of the ordinary for a skateshop. However we do give instructions on how skaters can use these decks to create their own graphics. This is how Ginger, a 9 year old skater, created her own custom board.
She followed our instructions, with the help of her dad (the super hero in this story).
Sand down the deck lightly with a medium sandpaper, then with a light sandpaper. (we suggest finishing with a 220 grit sandpaper)
Applied a transparent primer from an art shop, let dry and hit with the light sandpaper again as the primer raises the wood grain a touch
Pencil in the graphics and use acrylic markers, 2-3 coats where the color was needed. Ginger used Ironlak acrylic markers which come in different nib widths, and the colors are pretty vibrant.
When the graphic was finished, it was sealed with an art shop matt spray varnish.
Go skateboard! #girlscandoanything #skatelikeagirl