Tru Mark Athletic Field Marker introduced field marking paints for natural and synthetic turf sports fields. Bulk latex and aerosol paint are now available for both sport surfaces.
Synthetic turf paint products solve all the facility manager's field marking painting requirements. Bulk latex paints are formulated for one game, multi-game, season-long, or permanent field marking. Aerosol paint for synthetic turf marking are now available. Both paint application solutions can be used for indoor and outdoor facilities.
Paint removing agents are also available to help with the removal process from synthetic turf surfaces. Water and surface agitation (short bristle brush) along with a cleaning agent have been demonstrated to effectively remove the temporary paints. The Solar Wash cleaning agent is also formulated to help remove the permanent field marking paint.
Several companies are now offering mechanized cleaning tools for removing paint from synthetic turf surfaces. You might check on the hand-held rotary brooms from Stihl KB Bristle Brush. Also verify with the synthetic turf manufacturing that the cleaning equipment will satisfy warranty requirements.
The Graco FieldLazer S100 has been shown to be more than an adequate field striper for the bulk latex paint application on synthetic fields where the paint should not be diluted. Although the striper does not create the recommended pound per square inch pressure it does procedure sufficient paint atomization for coverage on nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene turf surfaces. Check out our blog posting on the FargoDome North Dakota demonstration.
We would be interested in hearing your experiences with field marking paint for both natural and synthetic turf sports fields.