Where are you located?
We paint from Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA. Appointments get made or e-mails exchanged, so we can discuss your ideas in person or via e-mail. Just drop me a line or give me a call and we will arrange a time to get together to discuss your project.
Can You Paint On An Already Painted Mask?
If your mask has a previous paint job on it, we will have to sand it down to the mask base to ensure proper paint bonding. Then paint sealer is applied before colour is applied. If the mask is new, right out of the box and a solid colour (black or white), we can work with those. They still need prep work, just not a lot of it.
How long does it take?
From the final art conception approval, usually about two weeks. I do painting in my spare time, sometimes it’s quicker, other times it may not be. The amount of detail is a huge factor in time frames. I give discounts if you don’t call too often :)
How much does it cost and how do I pay?
Once again, price depends on the complexity of the artwork and the overall shape the mask is in. If the mask is heavily scratched, it will have to be sanded smooth. There is a lot involved to make sure you get the best quality paint job I can give you and to make sure it will last. My pricing for masks ranges from $200 to $350. A deposit is required before painting begins.
Do you offer any type of warranty?
I do not warranty paint chips from normal wear and tear. Hockey and Lacrosse are rough sports these cant really be avoided. If the paint lifts from the middle of the job, there may be a paint issue. There is no way for me to know what the mask has been through. If it’s wet, placed in the back of a freezing vehicle, thrown to the ground in disgust(most likely due to a poor defensive effort). Goalies are rough on their equipment, I know, I am one. This warranty is subject to my discretion and inspection.
Will you provide any samples or sketches?
I can usually supply a really quick, horrible sketch of the ideas provided. Most of these are guidelines for me to follow. Inspiration strikes quick and some themes might get moved around. Unless I’m doing a straight copy of a mask, then it’s pure attention to detail.
Do you paint anything else?
Bar fridges, lots of bar fridges. Got a favourite sports team? Need a great gift idea for the man cave?
If ordering via web/e-mail, etc., all shipping details can be worked out during the correspondence. Shipping prices will be added to the mask estimate.