I was on this website looking for some equipment when I came across some colored holders to put on my skates. I have been searching forever for these things. I called this company and inquired about them and they told me Doug Weight has a pair they made for him and they made a pair of colored goalie cowlings for Curtis Sanford. I can't wait to get mine. The site is totalhockey.net. Hopefully this answers the question of painting the holders.