Give Your Cornhole Boards a Custom Paint Job
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Give Your Cornhole Boards a Custom Paint Job

If you make your own cornhole boards or if you purchase unfinished ones, you will have to coat them with paint. The paint not only makes your boards look nice, it also helps them last longer. Of course, you can use the boards unpainted, but the wood will be exposed to the elements and deteriorate faster. Applying a few coats of paint will give the boards a professional look and make them more durable.

The first step in finishing the cornhole boards is to sand them to allow the bags to slide smoothly across the wooden surface. After sanding, you will need to put putty on all the holes or dents of the board. Sand the board again after applying the putty. Wipe the dust off the board using a dust blower or a dry brush.

You can now apply primer to the cornhole board, preferably a white primer. When the primer has dried, lightly sand the board once more. You can start painting your cornhole board using a paintbrush or spray paint. After the first coat of paint has dried, sand your board lightly and wipe off the dust. Then proceed with the second and third coats of paint.

You can add designs or lettering to your board. Let your creativity run wild. There are no rules for this part of the process. Consider adding an extra flourish with stickers or decals. Just make sure you wait until the paint has completely dried to add the stickers. Then line up your stickers on the board and add marks to their edges to help you line them up.

The final step is to spray your cornhole board with polyurethane. You can apply it liberally, up to as many as 10 coats, to get optimal results.