Choosing An Athletic Field Marking Paint For Your Special Event

Use these turf striping machines with athletic field marking paint for lines that last Choosing an athletic field marking paint is an important part of the process for pregame organizers. Because the field has to last the pregame festivities, the hustle and bustle of the game and as an organizer if you see the paint go off before the end of the game it can be really embarrassing. How do you prevent this from happening?

The visuals on the game field need to be exactly according to specifications and the paint should not fade out very easily. Besides this, the paint should not damage the turf and the right paint has to be used based on the turf. If your turf is natural grass you will need to use a different paint from that of a synthetic turf.

There are several different athletic field marking paint available in the market, some are in spray form and others in paint form. You need to consider several factors before you make a decision - convenience, purpose and ease of usage are some of them.

Paints are generally categorized as synthetic or natural. Synthetic paints include engineered molecules, precipitated calcium carbonate, calcined clays, blanc fix and synthetic silicas. Whereas natural paints generally include natural clays, talcs, mica and calcium carbonate to name a few of the ingredients.

It's not that natural paints are better than synthetic paints or vice versa, the type of paint you choose will depend on your turf and your actual purpose. There are certain paints that are made specifically for natural grass and some others that are made specifically for synthetic turfs.

One company I work with, for example, has a water based paint that is supposed to give you a durable finish and can be used anywhere you need clear lines. This same company also has an oil based paint that can be used for dry parking lots.

Oil based paints used to be the norm once upon a time but water based paints are now a modern phenomenon and are used fairly extensively. The processes used can vary while using either of these paints. So, do your research before you identify which athletic field marking paint you should use. Your paint supplier would be the best person to help you out in this regard. So choose a good solid paint supplier who will help you make an informed decision, such as the one I work for.

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