Q. How do I protect my skateboard ramp?
A. To prolong the life of an outdoor ramp. Apply a gallon of Skatepaint to the ramp. Skatepaint is a marine like varnish that’s been designed specifically for wooden ramps. It’s clear, thick, and helps protect/seal the plywood from wet weather. You can visit all 20 questions and answers about Skatepaint on their page by visiting Skatepaint FAQS.
2. PLASTIC TARP
Q. What do I use to cover my ramp from wet conditions?
A. No matter what type of material is used on the ramps- weather can be extremely abusive. Cover the ramp with a plastic tarp to help prolong that process.
A large portion of our clientele is located within wet weather conditions. It is highly recommend that you cover up you skateboard ramp with a tarp. OC Ramps does not sell tarps- we suggest buying one from your hardware store (i.e. Home Depot/Lowes or camping store). Throw a tarp on when the ramp is not in use. If windy, place some bricks or heavier items on top to prevent the tarp from flying away!
3. WHERE TO PLACE MY PORTABLE RAMP
Q. Should I leave my ramp outside?
A. The wood on these ramps are made to go outside, but you will extend the life of the ramps if they’re kept in a garage or open space inside your home. If you have a quarterpipe or grind box, those can be easily carried/wheeled inside. You can even place a plastic tarp over them when it rains. If they are to stay outside, we do recommend you use Skatepaint.