How to draw on grip tape?

People make colorful graphics, stickers, and logos to make the skateboard beautiful. They also protect your skateboard deck. But when you put the grip tape on the skateboard, it is not easy to use the stickers and paint on it. Because it has a rough sand-like surface. So, the question is what to do now?

In this article, I will tell you how you can draw any graphic design, logo, or sticker onto the grip tape. 

Is it possible to draw on the skateboard grip tape?

Yes, it’s possible to draw on the grip tape using different painting techniques. The color pen you can use for this is acrylic coloring paint pens and these are color vibrant. These do not have any side effects on your grip tape. But the quantity of color matters.

How to draw on the grip tape?

People use different methods to paint on the grip tape. It depends on everyone’s choice which one they take easy. 

  1. Make a design on the grip tape by using a paint marker
  2. Filling up cut-out logo design with a paint marker or spray paint
  3. Using graphic grip tape

How do you make skateboard grip art?

It is easy to make art on the skateboard grip tape. The skateboard without stickers or graphic art looks boring. You can make it good-looking with my instructions. I will tell you how to artwork on the grip tape.

The things you need for this.

The paint markers.

Any art design. 

Skateboard grip tape.

Step 1

Take the design that you like. If the artwork is on the paper you should separate it from the paper using a scissor or any cutter.

Step 2

Now put the art design on the grip tape, use the paint marker and mark it at the edges of the art design. Separate the artwork from the grip tape. The design is made on the board. 

Step 3

It is time to fill the color. If you are good at painting you can do this otherwise you should hand it over to the person who is good at it. For getting a neat look.

The artwork is complete now the skateboard is looking good. Take a long ride now.

How to paint a logo design on the grip tape?

Painting the logo or any other design is not difficult. You need a logo design that should be cut out in the form of a logo. Now take the skateboard grip tape and place the logo design on it. Here you can use the paint marker or spray paint it’s your choice.

If you are using spray paint, then you should cover the leftover edges of the grip tape. While if you are using the paint markers then do not need to cover them. Now paint at the place where you put the cut-out logo. Now take out the logo design paper, you will see the logo design printed on the grip tape.

Can you put the sticker on the grip tape?

It is not possible to put the stickers on the grip tape. The grip tape has a sand-like rough surface. That’s why the stickers do not stick on it. The solution to this problem is to use transparent grip tape.

 The transparent trip tapes are available in the market. If you have the sticker on the top deck of the skateboard. You can apply the transparent grip tape on the board. The stickers will be visible from this. 

Does the paint have bad effects on the grip tape?

Too much painting on the grip tape loses its grip. The grip loss cause problem in performing the flip tricks, ollies, and other tricks. Once your grip tape loses its grip now it needs to change. But next, you will be aware of it that not to spray paint too much

Are the colored grip tapes available on the market?

Yes, the colored grip tapes are in the markets. There are different types of grip tapes available on the market. I am mentioning these here

Black grip tape

These are the most commonly used black grip tapes. Skaters can make the artwork by using cutouts or painting.

Transparent grip tape

It is the skater’s favorite grip tape. Due to its transparency, it has two advantages. The first is anything you put on the top of your decks like stickers, logos, and graphic designs will be seen. The other is it gives grip to your feet in performing tricks.

Graphical grip tape

These grip tapes contain graphics. The skaters do not need to paint it. These are available in the market according to a skater’s needs. The companies are offering these Shake Junt, Grizzly Grip, and Mob Grip.

Color grip tape

The color grip tapes are available you can take the different colors to design.

Conclusion 

I described the different methods to draw on your grip tape. It’s your choice to choose anyone. I hope my article will be helpful for you to make your grip tape attractive.


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Hi everyone, I am Ashley, live in Sheffield, England. I'm a Boardsports enthusiast and I've been skateboarding streets since my childhood. As to this site, the goal is to help beginner riders find their perfect equipment so they can have an enjoyable experience on whatever type of board best suits them- whether it be downhill riding or long boarding! Everything written here should be taken as opinion only because everyone's preferences are different, but at least now there will always seem less confusion when looking for gear online.

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