There was a great article recently published by SportsField Management that included some do's and don'ts of basic field painting. If you are new to field marking this is a great resource. Here is a link to the article and also a summary of some of the tips that we love with our own input!
Link to Field Painting 101 Article by SportsField Management
- DO use the right equipment! Whether you are using a bulk paint machine or an aerosol sprayer it is important to select the right one for the job. Do you need a battery powered or gas operated machine? What capabilities such as pressure adjustment, engine power, self-propelled, etc are right for your needs? We can help you assess your situation to get the right machine for the job.
- DO take care of the grass! Between ongoing maintenance with seeding, fertilization and aerification to proper mowing techniques, the job of field painting will always be easier with healthy grass.
- DO consider the best paint for your needs! Based on your unique situation, we can make a recommendation as to the type of paint would be best suited. Considerations include bulk paint vs. aerosol paint, brand and quality level, and paint to water dilution ratios.
- DO use a field stencil! Make your life easier by investing in a stencil that you can use once at the beginning of the season to paint your field and then simply touch up by hand as needed.
- DON'T get sloppy with strings! Our string winders are great products to help you quickly lay and rewind string.
- DON'T forget to prepare for mistakes! Bring a bucket of water or a wet towel with you to the field. Rogue paint is common!