Printing customized boxing gloves does not differ from customizing a pair of sneakers. Any person who loves boxing will be pleased to have customized boxing gloves matching his requirements.
Customizing the boxing gloves makes it look more beautiful and unique than any other traditional boxing gloves. To save your hard-earned money and customize inside your home, you must know how to print on boxing gloves.
How to Print on Boxing Gloves Customize Them
Generally, customizing boxing gloves can be done on three separate areas, such as the back of the gloves, lower back of the gloves, and on the wrist. The process of customization will be the same for all areas.
Following tools are needed
- Cotton Pad
- Leather Surface Cleaner – Choose one which contains Isopropyl.
- Masking Tape
- Paper Towels
- Paint Brush or Toothpicks
- Custom stencil
- Pencil – HB or 2B pencil will do the work.
- Protective Gloss
It’s wise to wipe the leather of the glove with a leather surface cleaner to clean and remove any existing paint coating. Preparing the surface will help avoid chipping and peeling of paint after you are done. Use a cotton pad to apply an even layer of leather surface cleaner to the area you planned to paint.
Then use masking tape and paper towel to cover up the boxing glove. It will prevent paint splashing to unwanted areas and allow you to paint with ease in the required area of your boxing glove.
After preparing the smooth and clean surface, start painting with the help of an airbrush. Apply two or three coats of each color. Make sure each layer has dried completely before applying another paint layer. The first paint layer will act as a background layer. Use paints which are suitable for leather.
Stencil and Designing
Then use your custom stencil to easily transfer the required design you want to print on your gloves. To make a custom stencil, put masking tape on your drafted sketch. Now, outline the boundary of your design on masking tape. Use an HB or 2B pencil for this.
Now cut out the stencil with a sharp knife and place it in the required place you want to design. Again, cover up the glove to prevent paint splashing in the unwanted part. Use the airbrush again to fill up the design with the required paint. Make sure your paint matches the design color you wanted.
Use a paintbrush to fill in all of the finer details inside your custom stencil. Use a toothpick on the edge to get a better paint finishing. A paintbrush can spoil your design at the edge as they can be frayed out sometime in the end.
You have to use this process for every design you want to put on your gloves. Every time you apply a layer of paint, make sure the paint layer has dried properly. Otherwise, the paint will wear off from the surface. So, take your time and don’t rush at the time of painting. Use a heat gun if needed to dry.
After you are done with painting, apply a final layer of protective gloss. This will be a protective layer to protect the gloves from minor scratches. It will also increase the longevity of the paint. After the protective gloss has dried up, you can use your gloves.
Can You Spray Paint Boxing Gloves?
Spray painting on your boxing gloves is a great alternative for customizations. You can use vinyl spray paint for this process. Before proceeding, make sure you have covered up your gloves to protect it from unwanted paint. The rest of the process will be the same as mentioned above.
Q: What gloves does Ryan Garcia use?
Ans: Ryan Garcia uses customized gloves named Speed 50 made by Adidas in the United States of America. This is a training and combat gloves made of durable faux leather. It’s available in 10 oz and 14 oz depending on the color.
Q: What gloves did Tyson wear?
Ans: Mike Tyson used 18 oz sparring gloves when he was an amateur. He also uses Everlast’s gloves. Sparring gloves come with a lightweight, less padding, and simple design. This type of boxing glove is used for support mainly.
Who doesn’t want a pair of beautiful customized gloves which reflect the fantasy of the user? But in the process of how to print on boxing gloves, you must be careful to get the desired custom boxing gloves.
Take time during the painting and designing process as this determines the outcome of your boxing gloves. Try to avoid spray paint as it starts to wear off very quickly. You must give proper time to dry after applying a paint layer. Use protective gloss to get a smooth and clean finishing.