How to Choose the Correct Field Marking Paint
With a new season right around the corner, coaches and athletic trainers across the nation are taking inventory of their supplies, and determining how to spend their budgets for the coming year. Purchasing new field marking paint is often overlooked, but the importance of having a sufficient supply of paint on hand cannot be overstated. The team at Fold-A-Goal would like to offer the following reminders on why field marking paint plays a central role in a successful sporting season, as well as how to choose the product that is right for your team's needs.
The Right Tool for the Job
When it comes to field marking paint, all products are not created equal. There are paint formulas that are specifically blended for use on particular types of surfaces. The first step in choosing the best field marking paint is to know what your field is made of. That is almost always going to be either natural turf (grass) or synthetic turf.
Marking Paint for Natural Turf
When choosing a paint option for natural turf, the first decision involves whether to purchase bulk paint or aerosol paint. The bulk option offers the ability to custom mix the paint to the desired dilution level, which can help programs cut costs. That said, using bulk paint sometimes requires specialized equipment to spread the paint, which necessitates an initial investment. Aerosol paint, on the other hand, is a good fit for programs with limited staffing or equipment. Aerosol is also an excellent option for use during or shortly after inclement weather, whereas bulk paint requires dry grass to adhere properly. At Fold-A-Goal, we offer bulk field marking paint in a 5-gallon container. It can be applied using a sprayer, by brush or with a roller. This formula is specially designed to dry within 30 minutes and is also safe for grass and soil. The Fold-A-Goal site also has a variety of aerosol paint options in various colors. These products make it easy to create sharp, perfectly defined lines with just one application. The paint dries in about 15 minutes and is VOC compliant. One can provide striping for approximately 300 linear feet, and our aerosol paints are offered individually or by the case.
Marking Paint for Synthetic Turf
A sports field of synthetic turf is a significant investment for a school, and every effort should be made to protect that investment. That includes using field marking paint that is specially formulated for use on synthetic turf. These formulations are designed to provide maximum adhesion to the synthetic material, and also offer a degree of flexibility, which means that the paint stays on the blades. Removal is simple with the use of a special paint removal solution.
A clearly marked field is a great way to get your next soccer season off to a great start. At Fold-A-Goal, we are committed to providing quality products at a budget-friendly value. We invite you to visit our site and review our field marking paint selection.