Long lasting sport field stripes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by toxic man, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. toxic man

    toxic man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    What is the best material, chemical or organic, to keep the stripes on a sports field looking great. The longer lasting the better.
    Not just to keep them white, but, too also keep the grass from re-growing in to the lined area.


  2. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    The stripes are not done by chemicals or organic materials, they are made by rollers on mowers that bend the grass down in different directions. Dark green is coming towards you, light is going away from you. stieners have the longest stripping since there rollers rest on the ground opposed to others that are slightly off the ground.
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    i think he means the lines that show yardage on football feilds.
  4. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    my bad on the key word white:hammerhead: .
  5. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    The local company here uses watered down latex white. No sure of ay other details.
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    you could use latex paint, or even the upside down casn of spray paint. but youa re not gonnebe able to do much to slow the grass down anymore than covering up all of its photosyhetic areas with white paint... You could always roundup your stripes, but then you might get weeds.

    you might wan tto check out this area of LS http://www.lawnsite.com/forumdisplay.php?f=144
  7. brookviewlawncare

    brookviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    you can use field paint and mix with growth reg like embark

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