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Can I paint climbing holds?

A common question we receive is if we can paint climbing holds. Painting is a great way to freshen up your climbing wall, and if you wish to set a climbing route based on color, this is an easy way to change the color of your climbing hold. Since the surface of a climbing hold is slightly porous, they can pose a challenge. Stay away from hand painting any climbing holds using paint like acrylic, wall paint or oil based paints.   The best method is to use an anti-rust spray paint. By using this paint, and applying multiple, very thin coats, it is possible to paint the climbing hold. We find that using between 3 and 5 very light...

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