Basketball Court Floor Paint
If there is one sport that the Filipinos love the most, it is definitely basketball. The sport has captured the interest of the majority of the country for a long time now, and with the popularity of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) players, it is safe to say that the sport will continue to flourish in the coming years.
But while basketball in the Philippines is indeed decades old, we cannot say the same for the basketball courts, especially the flooring. Basketball courts, both indoor and outdoor type, suffer lots of wear and tear. Wood floorings used in indoor areas like gyms are less likely to be replaced every so often, but those with acrylic paint finish like outdoor courts should be repainted regularly to maintain its overall look.
Construction of a Basketball Court
Building your own basketball court can be quite tricky. You need to consider several factors like condition of the land, drainage and sloping, and weather in the area, among others. You might also be tasked to choose whether to use asphalt or concrete in the construction of the flooring. There is also the matter of size and the orientation of the court to take into consideration.
Painting the Basketball Court
If you’re painting a basketball court for the first time, you must allow the new concrete to cure for at least 30 days prior to painting. Afterward, you can proceed to priming the flooring. All you need to do is to wash the entire floor with a pressure washer to make sure no dirt will stick to your primer. Allow the surface to dry before priming the area. The primer can take about two to four hours of drying, but will take longer in cooler and more humid locations.
On the other hand, if you are planning on just repainting an old basketball court with peeling flooring, the first thing you need to do is to wire brush the area and remove any loose paint on the floors. Pressure washing is also recommended to fully wash the surface, but this can take longer to dry. Either way, make sure the floor is free from any dust and excess paints to ensure a smooth surface for the primer.
Once everything is neat and tidy, you can proceed to choosing the best Basketball court floor paint to use. The coating should be able to withstand sports-type foot traffic for a longer time. This is where Rain or Shine paint comes into play. The ROS ElastoFloor is especially formulated for concrete floors with high foot traffic such as basketball courts, badminton courts, tennis courts, and even functional venues. Its no-slip feature makes it an ideal coating for floors. Its ultra violet (UV) light resistance is also helpful in extending the life span of the court.
On top of all of that, ROS ElastoFloor is designed to give your floors a beautiful finish. Its low sheen finish combined with a broad array of colors to choose from will provide you with a premium looking basketball court.