Painting a logo on a ballfield.

Discussion in 'Sports Field Maintenance' started by ZLCLawnCare, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. ZLCLawnCare

    ZLCLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone know how to do this? I am thinking of having the logo of our local baseball team spray painted in the turf,behind home plate. Has anyone done this before?
     
  2. River

    River LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Wisconsin
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    You would have to make a template somehow
     
  3. ZLCLawnCare

    ZLCLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    my local CNC shop can do that part. max he can do is 4x4 sheet. he could cut out a stencil for 50 bucks per sheet. I'm just not sure if that's the most efficient way to do it.

    otherwise i could probably get a big sheet of that corrugated plastic that they use for yard signs and cut out the design with a box knife but I'm not much of an artist lol
     
  4. River

    River LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Wisconsin
    Messages: 2,454

    I don't think that'd be a good idea lol
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There are companies that do custom stencils , sports fields and parking lot stencils . You then use an airless paint sprayer or a airless parking lot striper . I have sprayed a few in the past , but a good stencil can cost 6 to 8 hundred bucks , more if its detailed .
     
  6. ZLCLawnCare

    ZLCLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    what is the stencil made out of?
     
  7. Renob

    Renob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    get ya a roll of plastic sheeting that will fit the logo. lay it out somewhere you spread it flat. enlist the help of someone that can draw, and have them draw it out on the plastic with markers. then go around the outside border and cut semi circles out along the border about every 10-12 inches.
    The semi circles are so you can lay it out on your grass and spray paint through the semi circles to mark the border. then pull the stencil and fill in the blanks with your regular marking paint. i hope my description helps. ive made them out of old got milk posters taped together, the heavier corrugated plastic. if its much bigger than 4x8 sheet of corrugated plastic, I would just use plastic sheeting.

    Just remember, the more intricate design, the bigger it would have to be to show up well
     
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 20,357

    I once helped painting a "blimp", we use a "slide projector" on the materal and just painted it.

    Ball fields use strings and chalk droppers to get streight lines.

    Othaer than than that i dont know.
     
  9. Renob

    Renob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Wow when I read this I didn’t realize it was almost 2 years old.. I hope he figured it out!
     

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