Owners of bikes know that one of the most precious accessories they can have is the bike helmet and you can improve the appearance with the way you get it painted. It is not unusual to hear bikers saying they will have nothing to do with an ugly helmet.
This can sound funny to some since the main purpose of a helmet is safety but that is the way it is. Many bikers love to wear catchy and good-looking helmets. This piece is a guide on some of the most creative ways by which you can paint your bike helmets.
If you are a biker who is stuck with an ugly helmet and you are wondering how you can ‘pimp’ your helmet a little, then this piece is surely for you. Here are the methods that you can adopt:
Preparation and Items Needed
- Sticking plaster
- Paintbrushes and markers
- Old newspaper
- Paint spray or airbrush gun
- Flexible stencils
Step 1: Make use of the sticking plaster as a covering for the areas that you do not want the paint to touch, just as it is with putting the raincoat on. Then open the huge newspaper, spread it on the ground then place your bike helmet on it.
Step 2: Make use of the paint spray or painter’s tape airbrush. Once this is done, you should wait for the paint to dry and that will take about 20 minutes.
Step 3: Once you have noticed that the paint is dry, get the markers to draw the images you desire.
Step 4: Use the water paint and paintbrushes on the helmet based on the outline you made earlier. This can be the most complicated step because you must carefully draw. Any mistake made at this point can ruin your design, so you need to be cautious. Before you proceed with the drawing, ensure that the paint is fully dry and if that means you waiting for at least three hours then so be it. You should not draw until you are sure the paint is dry.
Step 5: Once you are sure the paint is dry, spray the transparent paint so the surface of the helmet can be shiny and smooth. You must also wait for about 20 minutes for this to be done.
Step 6: Remove the plaster and you are ready to wear the helmet instantly.
Preparation and Items Needed
For the second creative way in which you can paint a bike, you need the following:
- Acrylic paint
Step 1: Do the color foundation by painting the surface of the helmet but you need to know that you do not need to use the same painting style as you did in the first method. You can utilize the paintbrush to do the painting of areas that you want to draw. You are also free to make use of any kind of color or paint that you want.
Step 2: Get the pencil to sketch the drawings you have in mind on what you have painted. But you need to know that it must be dry fully or else the outcome will not be desirable. You must wait to make sure that it is completely dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 3: Do coloring with several layers to cover the paint as done in the first step. Ensure that you do coloring of the new layer once the old layer has dried.
Step 4: Use the marker to draw the images sketched so that it will be much clearer.
These are two highly creative ways by which you can do the painting of your bike helmet. You can add even more creative twists so that the outcome can be as stylish as you want. You can do this for your bike helmet or do so as a gift for your loved ones.