Whether you’ve been playing for years or are a beginner to darts, they’ll be occasions when your darts miss the board. So, how do you protect your wall when playing darts?
When your darts miss the board and hit the wall behind, it can cause damage to both the wall and, most importantly, your darts, leading to bent and burred tips.
This article will provide ways to protect your walls from stray darts.
How To Protect Your Wall From Darts
To protect your wall from darts, you should cover your wall with a dartboard surrounds or dartboard cabinet.
There are lots of different options to choose from, to suit any style or budget. If you’re on a tight budget, you can even create your own dartboard backboard.
Dart Board Cabinets
Dartboard cabinets not only help to protect the wall around your board, but they also protect your board when it’s not in use, and they are a place to store darts. Most cabinets also have a built-in scoreboard, which can be particularly useful.
Dart Board Wall Surrounds
Dartboard wall surrounds are often doughnut-shaped pieces of Polyurethane foam, which your dartboard slots into the middle of.
You’ll find that most surrounds provide at least 5″ inches of protection from the edge of your dartboard, which should allow for enough room for error for most players.