Recess Blacktop Painting

Palmer River Elementary has purchased a series of plastic, reusable playground templates to create a greater number of structured activities during recess time.

Items purchased
  • Hopscotch
  • Handball
  • Basketball Key
  • Map of the United States with all 50 states.
Painting have recommended 100% latex Porch and Patio paint. Due to school buses and snow plows being utilized in this area, a water based acrylic paint with 1 part epoxy has been recommended by the Home Depot. Multiple colors to beautify the area is recommended. Silicon can be mixed with the paint to add a little friction to the surface and reduce slip. Paint webpage.

  1. Blow debris off surface (power wash optional).
  2. Place templates in desired location.
  3. Tape templates down on corners.
  4. Paint line work up to 2 times.
  5. Carefully remove template and re position.
  6. Paint the interior portions of each recess item.
  7. Budget on two tins of each color.

** Please note these recess activities will need to be repainted / touched up every 3 - 4 years. This is due to wear and tear by students, weather, buses and snow plows.

James Pearse,
Aug 5, 2015, 6:42 PM
James Pearse,
Aug 5, 2015, 6:43 PM
James Pearse,
Aug 5, 2015, 6:53 PM