A polyurethane epoxy component paint designed specifically for wooden skate ramps. Skatepaint protects the skate ramp from the water, snow and skateboard abuse.
How is it different from cheap sealants/polyurethanes at my local hardware store?
Cheap sealants are made for outdoor wood patios — not skateboard ramps. They create a “slip-n’-slide” effect. Meaning, the urethane skateboard wheels do not stick to the wood- its too slick a surface. You will ruin your ramp by applying such a sealant. We receive call after call of ramp builders that try and go the cheap route and by an inexpensive sealant to coat the ramp…bad idea. These ramp builders end up calling us thereafter knowing that Skatepaint will cure the problem. Don’t waste your time with cheap paints—go the smart route; buy and paint your ramp once with Skatepaint!
What can I apply it to?
ANY type of wood, ie Plywood, 2×4’s. Do NOT use on Masonite/Tempered Hardboard–its a cheap cardboard and not a real wood
How many coats do I need to apply?
One solid, thick, even coat is enough.
How long does it take to dry?
A full 24 hours.
Do I roll it on or spray it?
Use a regular nap roller. Sponge is best recommended. It does not need to be an expensive type of roller- just something basic.
How long will Skatepaint last?
Skatepaint can last up to 3 years. However, it all depends on your personal circumstances. For example, where you live, how much rain/moisture you get, how often skaters ride the ramp, if you cover it with a plastic tarp, how well you take care of it, etc.
Do I still need a plastic tarp to cover my ramp?
Yes. It is highly recommended. The better you take care of your ramp, the longer it will last! Simple as that! In reality, even a ramp with expensive Skatelite needs to be protected with a tarp.
How much do I need to paint my ramp?
Determine the square footage of your ramp. One quart covers 50 sq ft. One gallon covers 150-200 sq ft. One bucket covers 1000 sq ft. A regular 4×8 plywood sheet is 32 sq ft. Count your plywood sheets to better determine your square footage. Most mini ramp halfpipes can use 1-2 gallons. Quarter pipes often use a quart. The bucket of Skatepaint is often used for larger skate ramps or for multiple ramps.