Cornhole board at the backyard

Finishing Options for Cornhole Boards

The cornhole game has been trending across the globe for the past few years. It is in fact currently the most popular lawn game for family and corporate gatherings. The game involves players taking turns to throw corn or resin-filled bags at a raised board which has a hole in its far end.

The aim is to get the bag in the hole and score 1–3 points with the winner being whoever gets to 21 points first. You should take different elements into account when you buy cornhole boards from Cornhole Worldwide to guarantee the game is as enjoyable as can be for all parties.

One of the aspects which will affect the enjoyment of the game is your cornhole board’s finish. This will affect how effortlessly the cornhole bag slides to the hole and its durability. Here are the finish options for your cornhole board.

Vinyl Stickers

A vinyl sticker offers the inexpensive alternative for customizing your cornhole board. There are different design options to pick for your sticker, and it is easy to replace it when it comes frayed after too many games.

Vinyl stickers can, however, hinder your game depending on their thickness and leave residue on the board when detached which may damage the board. The stickers are also generally not weather-resistant and hence leave your underlying board prone to damage from weather elements.

Paint

Cornhole blank canvassThe addition of graphics on your board using paint allows you to create a unique and appealing look with minimal impact on the game. Although inexpensive and easy, painting the board will leave it with a thin paint layer which might affect the slickness of your cornhole bag when sliding across it.

The paint will however not protect your board from adverse weather elements since it chips in intense sunlight and peels away in humidity or rain.

Polycrylic

This is a water-based option which is generally used to get a clear or glossy appearance for your cornhole board. Polycrylic is often used on light wood surfaces like birch and maple and can also be used to cover stickers and paint.

It dries faster and is cheaper compared with a clear wood coat and enhances your board’s weather resistance. Though it provides a slick finish for your board, it can at times get a bit sticky for your bag.

Polyurethane

This is a water- or oil-based wood coating. The oil-based variant is cheap but requires an extended drying period and in most cases leaves a yellow or amber tint on your board.

The water-based polyurethane coating is more costly than the oil-based one, but it dries quickly and leaves a clear coat on your board.

Printing

There are different printing techniques used to get various print designs and types on your cornhole board. Though costly, the prints offer exceptional weather resistance for the underlying wood and will not hinder your game. There are also different technologies used to extend the longevity of your print.

With the above alternatives, your cornhole board need not be drab. Pick one choice from the options above to boost its appearance. The ideal one largely depends on your typical playing conditions.