Need Advice Please (painting outdoor carpet)


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Old 10-12-06, 10:03 AM
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Need Advice Please (painting outdoor carpet)

I'm remodeling a bedroom in my Grandfathers house. I'm doing a Green Bay Packer theme. I went to the local Hardware store for materials. The walls are white and the trim is GB green and gold. I purchased some green outdoor carpet for the floor, to simulate a grass like field. I was wondering what would be the best way to paint white yard lines, like a football field, on it. It won't be a high traffic room, but I will be spending a lot of time in there, so it wearing off might be a problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-12-06, 10:41 AM
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are the carpet fibers sticking up like astro-turf? or are they looped over, like berber?

do you plan on stepping over all the lines or walking on them? any plans for vacuuming?
 
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I believe the fibers are looped over. I would most likely be walking on the lines, and yes I do plan to vacuum once in awhile.
 
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Old 10-12-06, 02:31 PM
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then i can't imagine what normal paint wouldn't eventually flake off & become a white mess. you'd have white flakies everywhere, all caught in the loops.

but maybe one of the GUYS here will know how they paint the lines on the astro-turf football fields........???
 
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Acrylic line paint is used on astroturf. This is usually vinyl acetate/acrylic latex. Check with your local sporting goods store. This is not to say that regular white acrylic latex paint from the paint store would not provide good adhesion.
 
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How do you think a spray paint would work? That's what my buddies have told me to use.
 
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What kind of spray paint? How will you protect carpet from overspray?
 
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"How do you think a spray paint would work? That's what my buddies have told me to use."

Have you considered buying a can, spraying some on a small piece of the carpet, letting it dry, then rubbing with your hands to see if it has adequate adhesion?
 
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Old 10-13-06, 06:48 AM
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"What kind of spray paint? How will you protect carpet from overspray?"
I figured some type of acrylic spray paint, and I'd tape down plastic to prevent overspray.

I talked to my father last night and he suggested some sort of fabric paint.

"Have you considered buying a can, spraying some on a small piece of the carpet, letting it dry, then rubbing with your hands to see if it has adequate adhesion?"
I will most likely give that a try, probally with all three differant kinds of paint.
 
 

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