You know that sinking feeling you get when you realized you screwed up...badly? Like that moment when you realize that you just ruined your board because your paint job is that awful or something just went terribly wrong and it's basically a mess. Once again, you're not alone!
The best thing to do is to NOT panic! Easier said than done...I know, but it's true. I have personally experienced this many times. There was one board we grommed that seemed doomed from the start. The first technique looked awful, so while the paint was still pretty wet, we washed it off with the hose. Then the color combination on the next design was way too dark and the more that was done to it the worse it got. So, the next day, once the paint was good and dry, I lightly sanded over the previous design, then painted over it with a high quality white spray paint (high quality because it had a lot of pigment in it). This was done because I didn't want any of the dark to show through when we attempted to grom it again. It worked, we opted to do the streak technique (you can see a video on how to do this technique on our website, youtube, vimeo or Facebook page). There was a little texture from the previous design, but it ultimately ended up looking really cool! This was after two failures!! Add a photo of that board
I won't go into all the other snags we've had (big and small), not that we screw up all the time, but we've grommed A LOT of boards. Things just happen sometimes. But as an artist, I am not as intimidated by mistakes as some people might be. I have created some really awesome techniques/effects because of mistakes. That being said, I do understand that not everyone will feel the same way.
But, should you have a disaster occur while gromming your board here are a few suggestions that might help:
Suggestions on how to avoid problems:
Hopefully you don't run into any issues when gromming your boards. But if you do, it is likely not a lost cause.
We have yet to actually ruin a board that we ran into problems with. If you have questions, we're happy to help so feel free to contact us via email here.
Good luck! And send us pics of your finished board or enter it in our Board Art Contest!