Bright games painted on a cement or asphalt surface are a welcome addition to any playground! Use the suggested patterns attached here, or think back to your own childhood to come up with possible games! Note: Your site will obviously have to have a bare cement or asphalt surface on which you can paint, and where children can play safely.
Sort all materials into piles by like items to ensure you have materials needed to complete project.
Wash the entire area with a pressure washer or hose with a high powered nozzle. Then sweep the area and let it dry completely.
Prime the entire area using a clear concrete or asphalt primer and rollers with extension.
Additional notes about working with Concrete Primer:
Begin by brainstorming which Asphalt Game(s) you would like to do. Draw your ideas on scrap paper before you start.
If you have not yet done so, prime the area with either asphalt or concrete primer.
Outline your game with measuring tape, chalk, pencils, and/or tape.
You may want to add a no-skid additive to prevent the painted area from being slippery when wet.
Fill in colors first, and then go back after it’s dry to add outlines and touch up any edges.
Place caution tape around the painted area so no one walks through your masterpiece!
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