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How to Spray Paint a Football Helmet

By Zach Lazzari

Spray paint is used to change colors on football helmets. It is also used to re-finish helmets with chipped and faded paint. Many teams will repaint their helmets at the beginning of each season. Painting a football helmet is relatively easy but it does require an open work space and a stable environment for even application and drying of the paint. After the paint is cured, many teams will add stickers with their mascot.

Step 1

Locate an open, wind-free area for painting. An outdoor area or open garage works well. Place a sheet of painters plastic on the ground to absorb excess paint.

Step 2

Remove the interior padding from the helmet. The padding is attached with Velcro and pulls free with mild pressure.

Step 3

Remove the face mask with a small Phillips head screwdriver. The screws are located on the top and side rails of the face mask.

Step 4

Wipe the helmet with an alcohol pad to create a clean surface. Place the helmet on the plastic sheet.

Step 5

Hold the spray paint can one foot from the helmet and apply an even coat of paint. Wait 20 minutes for the helmet to dry and add a second coat of paint.

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