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Painting lines on football field

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by yard_smart, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    One of my old ass. coaches from when i played in HS called me today and asked if i would be interested in painting the field for them. . .

    In the past the coaches and a few player volunteers stayed after on thursdays and painted it . . .

    I guess they have some extra dough so they asked me (knowing i have a lawn care and landscaping company) if i would like do it

    I told them i would have to see what the going rate is and all that stuff . . . they supply the paint and equipment . . .

    so my question how much is this worth???

    I'm also thinking about mowing it too . . .it looks like **** right now . . .
  2. RD 12

    RD 12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    You can check on line W/some of the athletic supply co. and may be find a deal on few cases of paint and a sprayer. Time wise it all depends on how much you are going to stripe it.
  3. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

  4. lawnboyscsra

    lawnboyscsra LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 78

    The intial setup will take a few hours(lines, numbers, hash marks). Then your looking at least at an hour to paint the field on a weekly basis. It really depends on how detailed the endzones and center of the field are. Painting fields can be really time consuming.
  5. golfman26

    golfman26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    The initial layout will take you almost a day if you do it right. I take care of 3 soccer fields and 3 football fields. Take in acoount the measuring,stringing,mixing paint and taking the time and patience to get lines straight. I'm paid hourly so I can't really say what I would charge, but after the initial layout it should only take a couple hours to refresh the lines. Hope this helps.
  6. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590


    RECESSION PROOF MOWING LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    If they couldn't handle $250 for all that work, it's a good thing you didn't get the job. Move on from these knuckleheads. $250 for that job wouldn't get me out of bed in the morning. My experience has been that when friends, relatives...COACHES, come calling on a business situation...run for the hills! They typically want something for nothing.
  8. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    mom gave me some grief and said i should do it to give back to the team but thats a **** load of work . . . .instead im power washing the bleachers for a full page add in the program!

    Thanks for all the help guys

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