What to put behind the dart board to protect the wall?

When playing darts at home, missed shots can damage the back wall. After a few missed shots, you’ll see lots of glaring holes all around the dart and on the back wall. This will make your wall look ugly. The good news is that there is a way. You can put a dartboard protector on the back of the dartboard to protect your wall.

In this article, we are going to discuss some ways that can help you protect your wall while playing dartboard games. We’ll talk about the best products you can buy or make yourself. read on.

Professional Dartboard Backboard

A professional dartboard backboard is made from high quality materials, making it a perfect protector for your wall. It has a plush fabric finish and a mounting bracket. Therefore, the protector will be quite stable. Thick wood ensures longer durability.

Make a DIY Dartboard Wall Protector

If you do not want to buy a ready-made dartboard protector, you can also make your own protector. Below are some tips that can help you make one.

cable reel

A cable reel background is a perfect choice as it is already cut. So, you don’t need to cut yourself. All you have to do is remove it and then stick it in the right place on the wall. If you want it to look better, you can stain and sand it for a vintage effect.

Keep in mind that this material is quite heavy. Therefore, you may want to hang it properly on the wall.

Driftwood Shelf and Backboard

With wooden dartboard shelf, you can place darts more easily and comfortably. In addition, this background protects the wall and makes it more attractive than ever.

If you prefer a uniform, soft-touch, you can also consider softwood lamination. It can be fun crafting it. You just need to cut the planks of the desired size and then join them. Plus, you can drill some holes at the top for storing extra darts.

led wooden board

Are you looking for some creative ideas to make a wooden dartboard? If so, you can make a wooden board with LED strips around it. It would make a great dartboard on Christmas Eve.

All you need to do is get a recycled wood board that is stained, polished and with a nice finish. It would look great with LEDs. Apart from this, you can opt for automated color changing LED lights. However, they can be harsh and distracting when you’re playing sports. Therefore, you may want to be calm but creative.


Long story short, these are some great ways to protect your wall while playing a dartboard game. You can opt for any of the products or DIY methods discussed above. Alternatively, you can opt for the DIY route and build your own units. However, creating your own units will take you a lot of time and effort. But it will be worth the extra time and effort.

Source by Shalini M

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