NSP BOARD PANTONE COLOUR CHARTS

Pantone colour charts

Touching up paint
We get regular requests on what color code to use for a certain NSP board, which is why we listed the more recent years of NSP boards online; our chatbot on the right side of this page will send you the appropriate files.

What paint to use

The colours NSP uses are PU-based paints, but which is hard to come by on a small scale. The difference with acrylic paints is neglectable and we recommend getting a rattle can or two from your hardware store. Choose semi gloss or matte, depending on the look of your board, and for matte designs, we recommend finalizing your repair job with wet, 600 grit sandpaper to achieve the best possible finish.

Prepping is everything
The harder the paint, the longer it will last. The longer it lasts, the more expensive it is – as mentioned earlier, we recommend using acrylic water-based paint and finding the right colour code for a match from the annual Pantone colour charts below.

And remember, sprayed-on paint will always look better than the brushed-on, so cans are preferred.

Filling a crack
If you are dealing with a crack or other type of damage that needs a repair before applying paint, just check out Jonesy’s manual.

Simple touch-up
Let’s say you want to touch up a scratch on your board. In order for the scratch to be invisible after the touch-up, make sure you sand it down with 120 grit sandpaper. Sand the area again with 120, then 220, and then clean it. It is essential that you clean every bit of surfboard wax, grease and anything else off the board, or your repair will start peeling after just a few surfs.

Once clean, you really shouldn’t touch the area anymore with bare hands as you will compromise the end result. Tape off the board within 3 feet of the repair area, and apply a light tack-coat. Wait 40 seconds, then add a wet coat, and wait 2 minutes.

Repeat this process with another wet coat until the area is fully covered, which will probably take about four or 5 coats, depending on your technique and paint.

Remove masking tape after an hour
Let the end result dry overnight, feather out the end result with 400 grit wet-and-dry, follow up with 600 and then 1200. Polish for a result where you can’t make out the repair anymore.

Matte finish? No problem
Several NSP designs feature a matte finish. This look is best achieved by applying the normal colours, and using wet sandpaper (600 grit) will help you to “break” the gloss and achieve an even finish.

Have fun, and if you have some before/after pictures – please do submit them through our Facebook page or hit us up on IG with a tag (@nspsurfnsup). We’d love to see your result!

Surfboards, SUP boards and Foil boards
We list all our Pantone colors going back several years below, starting with our surfboards, followed by SUP boards and finally our Foil boards. Simply keep scrolling to the boards and year you require and click the document to get the full .PDF with all necessary colors:

Surfboards

Pantone colours 2021

Pantone colours 2020

SUP Boards

Pantone colours 2022

Pantone colours 2021

Pantone colours 2020

FOIL Boards

Pantone colours 2022

Pantone colours 2021

Pantone colours 2020

Surfboards

Pantone colours 2019

Pantone colours 2018

Pantone colours 2017

SUP Boards

Pantone colours 2019

Pantone colours 2018

Pantone colours 2017