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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Outdoor basketball courts weather a lot of wear and tear. Fresh paint can spark spirit and pride, and painting logos or mascots in center court encourages community identity.
Adding a huge, colorful map brings color to the playspace and teaches geography to kids. Children will be amazed by this enormous map, and will be drawn to thinking about it and playing around it. Painting is also a fun volunteer project! A finished painting project always provides a sense of accomplishment and very little expertise is needed to contribute successfully to the project.
Adults and children appreciate having plenty of seating areas in and near their playspace. Picnic tables provide seating, which encourages supervision when placed near a playground. Also, picnic tables provide opportunities for groups of people (families, friends, community members) to socialize and enjoy one another’s company.