What finish do you use on spanking paddles?
All of my spanking paddles are sanded to a very smooth surface and then finished with Lacquer, and some are finished with Danish oil, which is a combination of oils to make it look good and some polyurethane added for toughness. I give all spanking paddles at least three finish coats, with some receiving several more to enhance their look and feel. Some spanking paddles are also given a wax coat depending on the type of wood.
Most of the time I finish with a Clear Gloss Lacquer. I put on 3-5 coats depending how it looks.
I occasionally use pure tung oil as a finish, which is a slow drying but relatively hard oil finish, which gives a matt finish.
A small number of spanking paddles have received a polyurethane varnish finish, but consensus is varnish doesn’t look nearly as attractive as an oil finish, and most people consider the added protection provided by varnish as unnecessary for a spanking paddle.
Overall, oil finishes look better and are easier to touch up and repair than varnish, but varnishes are harder, and provide greater protection against scratches and stains.
What wood types do you use to make spanking paddles?
I use as many different types of wood types as I can get hold of! To date I have made spanking paddles and canes in about 30 different wood types.
Can I buy your paddles in shops?
Not at the present time. You can buy them online from this website or at a vendoring event.
Who took the photos on your website?
I do, normally in my shop after and during the design process.
Will you do custom shaped paddles?
Yes, if you can describe or draw what you want, I can make it.
How long does it take for a custom paddle?
Expect it to take at least two weeks. It will depend on how complicated the spanking paddle is.
How do I order or get a quote?
Contact us with a drawing, dimensions, and/or picture of what you want with the wood type. Then when we have it figured out we make a Paypal Invoice, and you pay it, then I start your project.
Can images or wording be placed on the spanking paddle?
Absolutely! We can add a vinyl inlay. Vinyl inlay is less expensive and looks crisp, but you will need to provide a good image.