Information about Field Striping

field stripingField Striping is the process of marking an athletic field, such as a football or baseball field, with paint so that the players understand where they need to be at all times. It also helps to determine scores and penalties; therefore when field striping, you need to be sure that you know exactly what you are doing so that you do not make any mistakes that would cause the home team or their competitors to make an unforeseen error.

How Much Paint?

The amount of paint that you need to purchase depends on the type of field that you will be applying the paint to, and if you will be using Aerosol or Latex paint. If you are painting a Soccer field, you will typically need around 19 cans of aerosol paint, or 12 gallons of latex paint. For football fields you would need 38 cans of Aerosol and 24 cans of paint. Lacrosse fields require 11 cans of aerosol and 7 cans of paint.

What Type of Paint?

While Latex and Aerosol paint will work for practically all types of fields, they may not be the best choice for the environment, especially if you have an all natural turf. You may want to purchase natural field striping paints that are mostly made out of natural ingredients such as talc or clay when applying paint to a natural grass turf.

World of Lawn Care has an excellent field striping paint that is both easy to use and durable. The website also has a seasonal lawn care guide available for customers to sign up for so that they may receive occasional tips and advice on how to keep their lawns, as well as ball playing fields, looking their very best all season long.

Long-Lasting and Durable

When you go to purchase field paint for your field striping needs, you want to find a high quality type of paint that will provide you with long lasting durability. You need to look for a paint that will be able to last all throughout the pre-game ceremonies and all throughout the game so that there will be no fading of the marks on the field. If this were to happen, there could be a lot of penalties or mistakes made during the game that may end up costing either team a lot of points in the end.

If you are in charge of making sure that the field looks its best before game time, then it is your responsibility to locate a field paint that will be able to hold up for several hours during a fast paced sporting event. Therefore, educating yourself on the various types of field paint that is available on the market and learning more about their differences will help you to succeed at your job and have a field that looks just as good at the end of the game as it did at the very beginning.

 

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