Paintball masks are required to eliminate the risk of getting paint in the eye.
Paintball is a sport that was invented and first played in New Hampshire in 1981. The rules can be set by whoever is playing the game, but it generally involves two teams. Players from both teams use paintball guns to shoot capsules that release paint upon impact. Players try to shoot people on the opposing team. Once shot, a players is eliminated from the game, and the team with the last player who has not been eliminated wins. The paintballs create a distinctive stain of paint that makes it easy to identify players who have been eliminated.
1. Before you begin painting, you must come up with a design for your mask. You can paint your mask in whatever design you like. One common design is camouflage. A camouflage design can differ depending on where you plan to play paintball. For example, if you plan to paintball in the woods, you will want large splotches of different shades of brown and green. If you want to play in a field, you will want lines of green. Scout out the place where you will be playing, and create a design that you think will blend in with the surroundings. If you want to play at night, a flat black paint job on your mask will disguise you and should make you a hard target to hit. Another design for a paintball mask is one that will not look out of place if it it is hit with a paintball. To achieve this, paint your mask almost randomly. Color it with splotches of bright color in randomly chosen spots. The effect of this design will be preserved even if it is hit by a paintball.
2. Place a layer of newspaper over the surface where you will be working. This will make cleaning up any stray paint marks simply a matter of throwing away the newspaper.
3. Set aside all the colors of paint and sizes of paint brushes that you will be using. This depends on the design you create.
4. Cover the visor and air holes of your paintball mask with masking tape or packing tape. The tape will keep paint from obstructing your view or your air supply.
5. Paint your mask according to your design.
6. Allow your mask to dry. Depending on your paint, the drying time will differ. Allowing it to dry overnight should be enough for almost all types of paint.