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Drum Wrapping Vs Refinishing: Which Is Better?

Is your drum set starting to show its age, with a few visible scratches, cracks and dents here and there? Are you looking to customize your new, or old, set of drums with some eye-catching designs? If your answer to any, or both, of these questions is to the affirmative, then you will need to choose between the two available solutions, drum wrapping and refinishing. At some point, most, if not all avid drummers have to choose between drum refinishing versus wrapping, after weighing the pros and cons of each option. If you are not sure which way to go, read on below to find out why drum wrapping is the better option.

Aesthetic Appeal

Drum wraps give you a means of enhancing the look, and even feel, of your drums. With the right drum wrap, you can easily transform the look of your drums with a variety of design patterns, graphics, colors and prints. In fact, when choosing a wrap that matches your personality, or preferred look, you can choose from a wide range of existing designs, or even create with your very own custom design. While painting does help give your drums a fresh new look, achieving the same level of customization and resulting aesthetic appeal offered by drum wraps can be quite challenging. See this post to get drum wrap ideas.

Ease Of Installation

Drum refinishing follows a different process from drum wrapping. And when it comes to giving your drum set a fresh new look in an easy and straightforward manner, nothing beats a drum wrap. While the installation of a new drum wrap is easy and simple, you need to be highly confident in your sanding and painting skills if you opt for refinishing instead. Drum refinishing also takes longer to complete, as compared to wrapping which can be completed in a short period of time!


You need to properly protect your drums if you are going to enjoy them for as long as possible; especially if you are constantly on the road, or use the set on a regular basis. Since drum wrapping involves the installation of a thin layer of plastic material around the outer surface of drums, it helps protect the shell of from regular knocks and scratches. Wrapping also shields the shell from the elements; thus, preventing any fading of the original drum and the actual wrap itself. Now, even though staining does offer some level of protection, it doesn’t come close to what is achieved through wrapping. Visit our drum wrap gallery here:


On top of providing a higher level of protection from constant knocks and other damaging elements, drum wraps are highly durable, and less susceptible to damage; they also require less maintenance. Sadly, the same cannot be said for refinishing. As such, with a high quality drum wrap, you can spend more time playing your drums instead of always having to refinish them every now and then.


From the above, it is easy to see why drum wrapping is better than refinishing. At Rockskins we offer high quality drum wraps. Our unique wraps are designed to perfectly fit your drums without the need for any gluing; resulting in easy installation and removal. This, combined with our huge library of designs, makes the process of personalizing and rejuvenating the look and feel of your drums as effortless and satisfying as possible.

Drum Wrap Ideas

It’s time to kick it up a notch and personalize your drums with a unique set of drum wraps. Coming up with the best drum wrap ideas can be a difficult and time consuming since skill is important, style and attitude is everything else when it comes to being a drummer. Our extensive library has over 650 different options to choose from.

Whether you play heavy metal, rock, jazz, are in a local band, marching bands or death metal band there is a perfectly designed drum wrap for every musician to choose from or we can work with you and produce / design a one of custom kit. Send us your band logo or special graphic you would like to see on your kit and we’ll knock it out of the park!

Here are a few ideas for you to consider:

drum wrap ideas

Wood Drum Wraps

A wood wrap can give you an exquisite classic look. Our wood category has several different styles such as wood grain fades, gradients and more. Check out our wood drum wraps.

Checkered drum wraps


Another timeless look. These checkered wraps can give your kit a clean and crisp look. Visit our checkered drum wraps page to see more.

Psychedelic drum wraps


If you’re looking for a drum wrap idea that is a little out there then check out our psychedelic wraps. Warning these may trigger a flashback! See our psychedelic drum wraps.

Why settle for a dull, standard drum set when you can rock out on a fully customized drum set that speaks to your music, your personal style, and passion? A stylish drum kit will surely grab the attention of your audience as they admire the detail you put into your performances.

Rockskins has you and your drum kit covered, be it a single snare drum up to a fully loaded concert stage set! With pre-designed wraps and an in-house graphic design team, Rockskins produces the highest quality drum wraps on the market. With an easy to understand DIY instruction sheet, every drummer has the opportunity to customize his or her drums.

Whether you are going on a world tour, playing a one-night gig, or simply tired of the boring factory appearance, Rockskins promises to provide you with the look and style you want. For more drum wraps ideas visit