Painting a logo on a ballfield.

ZLCLawnCare

LawnSite Senior Member
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?
 

River

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Wisconsin
You would have to make a template somehow
 
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ZLCLawnCare

LawnSite Senior Member
You would have to make a template somehow
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
 

River

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Wisconsin
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
I don't think that'd be a good idea lol
 

Mdirrigation

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Maryland
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 .
 
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ZLCLawnCare

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

Renob

LawnSite Member
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
 

larryinalabama

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Ragland Al
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.
 

Renob

LawnSite Member
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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