Lawn paint ( white? )

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RMA, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. RMA

    RMA LawnSite Member
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    Anyone know where i can buy white lawn paint? ( snow affect)
    I have a few clients asking for it but can find anywhere... any help would be great.

    Rob
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    RMA

    That is something I personally would stay away from because of my lack of artistic talent. I am sure you are also getting our all day rain right now and I can't help to think what a out of season rain like today would do to a painted snow job.

    However if done right, it could be a big seller along with Holiday decorations
     
  3. superintendent

    superintendent LawnSite Senior Member
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    John Deere Landscape
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    superintendent

    I am not sure the White Field Marking paint sold by JDL would have the right texture to look like snow. IMHO this could be a real mess that I wouldn't want any part of. Painting Lawns green sounded like a great Idea until I saw one.
     
  5. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
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    Its a great idea if it works...
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lawnangel

    Not only if it works, But what about CLEAN UP????????

    What about covering leaves with White Paint so sunlight can't get in Etc Etc.

    I think there is a lot of things to consider here that are more than I want to deal with. My common sense says stay with what you know and leave the fools to trash the customers property. If they want a white Xmas, they should go to Canada or some other sick place.
     
  7. T&J Landscaping

    T&J Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    come to new england if they want a white xmas, paint a lawn is just ******** ,
     
  8. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
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    I spot tested some lawns with green paint this year, the results looked great and masked scars from brown patch, but that stuff is a mess! Rain had little effect either, it stuck to the grass like glue and we got over 10 inches of rain in October alone.

    yeah, i dont know where to get white paint.
     
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    The closest thing to white paint I would put on a lawn is liquid gypsum. It will eventually wear off and it will feed the soil with calcium and sulfur. White paint on grass? Bad idea. That restricts photosynthesis at a time of the year when there is not much sun. In my world, there is a special place in hell for construction workers that put paint, concrete, or the water from a tile cutting machine on plants or an area to be landscaped.
     
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    GreenDoctor

    It might be also said Gypsum will clean the exchange sites of nutrients. Here in coastal Florida our soil is already alkaline. I really can't recommend Gypsum for Xmas decoration.
     

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