Unlike our competitors who use a stock, unpainted, and untreated birch plywood (sides and surface), we use a pre-laminated birch plywood (sides). This means our products come with a phenolic lamination already on the outsides of the plywood. We also offer the paint kits needed to paint the cut plywood edges. This is included in every Ramp Kit. We also use an ABS plastic or Skatelite Pro surface on our halfpipes, which is grippy and does not splinter, delaminate, or warp like a plywood surface does. Plywood surfaces will decompose, splinter and rot very quickly outdoors.There is NO additional “Skate Paint “ or paint needed for our ramps because it's already done from the get go. This is one of our main objectives as we are an East Coast company with inclement weather.