Backyard paintball: DIYer’s guide
It’s a big deal for backyard paintballers, but not for backyard-owners who can’t afford the pricey paintball paintballs that can cost more than $400 for a set of 20 or 30 paintballs.
In addition, you need to spend hundreds of dollars on a paintball gun to go in the field, said Matt Cawthon, owner of Backyard Paintball in West Hollywood, California.
Cawthons, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, has been making backyard paintballs since 2010.
“We’ve been doing it for two years now and it’s always been a hobby, but it’s really become a hobby,” he said.
He said that he recently bought a new paintball shotgun that was going to go into a paintbox at his home.
He used it to paint a garage door, which he said was his favorite part of the job.
He said he usually gets about 20 paintballs a month, and that he had to purchase three shotguns.
“I used to have about 10 or 12 of each, and now it’s like 40 or 50,” he added.
Caws garage was filled with paintballs at the time.
He spent $1,000 on a new shotgun that he used to paint the garage door.
He bought a paint box, too, which cost about $100.
He’s spent about $150,000 to build the paintbox and paintbox itself.
“It’s been a lot of work,” he told Next Big.
“I really need to be in a position to afford the paintballs, and the cost of the paint.”
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