How To Paint Fill Your Golf Clubs & Customise Your Irons Using Gryptonite Custom Golf Paint

by | Mar 1, 2021 | Golf Club Paint

Here you will find our simple guide way on how to paint fill your golf clubs. Ensure the surface you are going to paint is free from dust, dirt and grease. If removing the old paint which is ‘only’ recommended if the existing paint is cracked or loose. 

Best results for removing existing paint can be found by either using one or both of the following (acetone, paint stripper or another solvent if required). If solvent cleaner or paint stripper or white spirit has been used to prepare the area, ensure that the area is completely dry and clean before applying any new paint. Failing to follow these instructions will result in the paint not adhering to the surface in the correct manner. No primer is required with our paint.

We only recommend removing the old paint if it is cracked or loose to achieve best results. Our ‘Gryptonite Paint’ will paint onto the top of old paint without a problem and in most cases provides a better finish and can help the new paint adhere better.

Be sure to remove any dirt and solvents prior to painting. On exceptionally smooth surfaces we would recommend a primer although our paint is a ‘paint a primer in one’ and a primer is rarely needed other than on large smooth areas.

Secure the club in a bench vice by holding the shaft in a rubber clamp or alternatively place the golf club on a flat worktop surface, ensuring the club head is kept as still as possible during application of the paint.

At this stage some of our experts depending on the area of the club head being painted use masking tape to prevent over painting into other lettering or grooves, but this is not necessarily required in most cases providing you are careful and have a steady hand. 

Choose the colour of the paint you are going to use from our wide selection available. We recommend working with one colour at a time to avoid and mixing of colours when carrying out the job. Remove the safety cap from the paint bottle and using the needle point on the bottle, carefully and progressively squeeze the desired amount of paint out.

Ensure you fill the area in one application where possible.  It is okay if the fill paint slightly overfills the area, as this will be removed and cleaned away during the next step.

Our experts have found that the next step works best with a folded piece of toilet tissue. With the club head secured, using the folded tissue, wipe diagonally across the painted area using a smooth but firm motion.

Do one section at a time so as not to have to wipe over the same area more than once. Any spread of paint outside of the filled area can be further wiped with tissue. Be careful not to wipe over the filled area more than once to avoid dragging the paint. If this does happen and paint is removed from the filled area, simply add more paint to the area affected and repeat the wiping process.

Any excess paint outside of the filled area especially in tight areas, we recommend using a cotton bud with a small amount of solvent on to wipe away any excess paint. This can be done when the paint is still wet or when dry.

Our experts tend to do it when the paint is still wet, but be careful as to not remove any paint from the filled area or get solvent in the painted area.

Allow the paint to dry for at least 24 hours before inspecting the clubs and making any and final removal of any over spill paint.

Our experts use an extremely fine grade wire wool or an ultra-fine scotch-brite pad to obtain a high-level finish, following up with a high-grade metal polish and final buff.