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Important Information for Surfacing Basketball Courts 
Surfacing or resurfacing a basketball court can be a tricky endeavor for those who are inexperienced in the field. There are many different options and choices to make regarding not only the colors, but also decisions about the surface itself. Treating cracks, leveling depressions, cushioning, and line layouts are all integral parts of the process for those looking to attain a professional quality final product. You're sure to have a lot of questions about all of these, not to mention any installation equipment you may need. A quick look online will help you discover the right reputable company that can help you with all of these decisions based on the current state of the court in question and what you hope to get out of the process.
Surface Preparation
Preparing the basketball court surface is the most important aspect of the whole process. It's at this stage that the grade of the court is defined. Cracks or divots may need to be filled. Taking care of these problems early on is the only way to ensure the best looking and highest performing court possible. At this stage of the game, you'll need to have patching material for holes and cracks, a patching straightedge, and a long handled surface scraper, unless crouching and kneeling are more your style. A power washer will also be incredibly handy, but not necessarily a requirement. Once the surface has been repaired and leveled, it will be ready for cushioning should you chose to apply it. Cushioning is a great option for those with older members, or those seeking a longer average play time as it adds a level of comfort rarely found on public courts.
Applying paint to the freshly prepared basketball court is important for not only beautifying the play area, but also for adding much needed traction. Try to find a retailer that uses only acrylic colors with sand already in the mix. Don't just settle for any sand, find the best. A triangular multi-grade sand will make for an unpredictable and uneven finish to the court, leaving streaks in the final paint job. Be sure to use round silica sand, and be sure that the sand is already in the paint mix. Many online retailers will try to force a second more costly transaction to add the sand after the paint has already been sold. Finding a concentrated court paint (without extra water already added) will ensure that your shipping costs are lower based on the overall shipping weight of the product. High quality retailers will help you decide how much paint to buy for the court in question. Likely, a second coat will be recommended in order to provide a long-lasting beautiful finish. For the application of the paint, you'll need an aluminum pail opener, a mixing barrel, soft rubber application squeegee, small roller for painting playing lines. You may also consider the use of tape and an edging brush to help with lines and corners.
Once you've located the best online retailer for your needs, they'll be more than happy to walk you through the steps. You may even be lucky enough to find a retailer with a step-by-step guide to help you through the entire process. Jump online to find a repair and coating professional today! Click here to find the Industry Leader in Basketball Court Paints and Repair Products.
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Industry leader of do-it-yourself basketball court painting. We provide all the best information on basketball court paints for asphalt and concrete courts, repair products, easy to follow step-by-step instructions...everything from crack repair to professional line painting. Excellent choice for clubs, schools, home-owners, hotels and resorts and more.
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Industry leader for 35 years. Learn to resurface, repair and paint your tennis court with our MultiMate premium court products, including easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Top-Quality/Professional tennis court paints delivered to your door. For assistance with choosing products, or for a free quote, call today 1-800-263-8800.
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