The right marking paint can really level the playing field…seriously.
The phrase, “level the playing field,” is used in many different contexts and situations to express the desire for fairness between two or more sides, people, establishments, etc. Here’s a fact that may be useful to any future Jeopardy contestants: the first documented use of the phrase comes from a Pennsylvania newspaper, The Tyrone Daily Herald, in an article published in 1977.
Now, to an athlete, a level playing field is more than just a catchy phrase. It can make all the difference in a game. A playing field must be level, smooth, free of obstacles, and the marking lines must be properly placed and easy to see. Marking paint is the best way to create crisp, visible lines for multi-sport fields. Marking paint is a type of paint that is specifically designed for use on grassy surfaces. It is often used to mark lines for sports fields, as it eliminates the need to cut and inlaid artificial grass lines.
Choosing the Right Marking Paint
It’s about time for multi-sport fields to make their seasonal transition to football. The gridiron will soon take over playing fields all across the country, and high-quality marking paint will help ensure that play is fair and not delayed.
Playing on a multi-sport field can be confusing for some athletes. When it comes to choosing the right colors to distinguish the field of play for different sports, there is a commonly agreed upon method or “color code.”
The most frequently played sport should be marked out in white (what most of us are used to seeing on playing fields), the second most frequent in yellow, followed by blue and red. This color scheme will help athletes quickly orient themselves on the field and prevent confusion during gameplay. In addition, using marking paint rather than traditional line-drawing methods saves time and money, as it does not need to be reapplied as often.
Shop With Blackburn Manufacturing
Ultimately, marking paint is an essential tool for creating safe and functional multi-sport fields. Thankfully, at Blackburn Manufacturing, we have a wide array of marking paint and products to choose from.
When it comes to marking out a playing field, choosing high-quality paint is essential. The paint should be safe for players and the environment, and it should be wear-resistant. The next thing to take into account is choosing removable paint or the more permanent type. At Blackburn, we have a selection of water-based and solvent-based marking paints in a variety of colors. With our paints, you’ll be able to clearly mark playing fields without harming the environment. Plus, we offer the highest quality striping paint machines and spray paint wands for a consistent application.
Check out our marking products to find marking paint, painting tools and other marking essentials so you can make sure you “level the playing field.”