Bat stickers are already in place when you purchase your most important piece of equipment but did you know that there is a way of changing those stickers to make your bat unique?
How to Make Cricket Bat Stickers on Your Own?
If you want to personalize your bat, you can create your stickers in four easy steps:
- Step 1: Choose the paper that you want to use for your sticker and trace the dimensions of the bat around it. Cut out that area neatly with a sharp pair of paper scissors.
- Step 2: Design your own logo: Use bright coloured paints or pens to make it stand out.
- Step 3: if the paper is non adhesive, cut out a piece of carpet tape backing, making sure that it is the same size as the sticker. Now apply the paper to the backing and the backing to the face of the bat.
- Step 4: Coat the sticker with acrylic spray which will help to protect it whilst in play.
A couple of points to note: It’s recommended that you use plastic carpet tape backing as opposed to cloth as the plastic will be much easier to cut. Secondly, the acrylic spray won’t actually make the sticker waterproof so we suggest that you wipe it down with a dry cloth after each use.
Cricket Bat Stickers FAQ
How to Apply Cricket Bat Stickers?
- Brush the bat with dry paint brush to remove any dust
- Apply sandpaper with a light touch
- Wipe with white spirit or methylated spirit to clean
- Allow bat to dry
- Apply the sticker
How to Clean Cricket Bat Stickers?
After a game there may be marks on your sticker – it could be dirt or scuff marks. Simply apply some white spirit via a dry and clean cloth and allow it to dry.
How to Remove Cricket Bat Stickers?
At times you may want to remove your stickers. Perhaps they are damaged beyond repair or you simply want a change. Once again, there is an easy step by step procedure to follow in this respect.
If the sticker is firmly in place you should:
- Grab a small, sharp chisel
- Place under the sticker at the side of the bat
- Lift the sticker up all the way along the side from top to bottom
- Gently pull the sticker away from side to side
If the sticker is already loose, you can look to pull it off but remember to do this from side to side so that you do not remove any wood fibres.