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How to Over Strip Existing Field Lines?

Posted by TruMark / Saturday, July 3, 2010 / Posted Under: Demos, Product_Review, Sports, Turf _Tips

How do you cover field marking lines?
Check out soccer field line coverage images and see how well the white lines were hid using a Tru Mark turf colorant.

Tru Mark Athletic Field Marker was asked to cover existing soccer field lines due to wet field conditions. New soccer field boundaries with goal and penalty boxes were required to be staked over an existing painted field and the organizers wanted to cover the previous white lines.

The first match of the day was at 8:30 AM and we did not arrive on the soccer field complex until 7 AM. The new field had to be staked out and restriped. Tru Mark personnel helped tournament staff complete this task and then prepared to over-stripe the existing lines that need to be covered with something other than white.

We did not have a traditional green turf aerosol or bulk latex paint available for this short term project.

Tru Mark used their SwitchBack Kameelyan Blue Turf Colorant and diluted it 9:1 (water to colorant) and applied it with an airless field striping unit. Although the turf colorant was darker than the fescue turf it did a good job of covering the white lines so they didn't interfere with play.

The turf colorant was dry to the touch within 30 minutes, even with a early morning start, dew on the grass, a 10 mph breeze, and the temperature in the low 70s.

A traditional yellow line could have been over-painted on the white line but it was felt that a darker color was a better solution for this particular tournament.

Check out some the other images of turf colorant demonstrations.
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