At Neill Newport, we use high quality acrylic tennis court paint that passes all Lawn Tennis Association, I.T.F. and Trade standards. The acrylic coatings are slip resistant.
Through years of testing, consultation and experience, paint manufacturers now produce long lasting coatings that also contain algaecides and fungicides. This is because plant life can feed off acrylic. This can also be seen where black mould grows on the walls of painted houses.
It is best to describe these additives as “inhibitors” as they will not last for ever. Hence the need for periodic cleaning and treatment. Our professionals are experienced in evenly spraying the right amount of colour required for your court.
Colouring is normally applied by means of specialist airless spray equipment. This equipment is very powerful and some machines can spray at a pressure in excess of 3500psi. If used by an inexperienced operative then a poor finish can be achieved and at worst personal and serious injury can be sustained. Allow only experienced personnel to paint your tennis court(s).
Prior to painting, the court should be cleared of all obstructions and where necessary, be masked up. The paint should be applied to a clean surface in two coats. The second coat should be applied at 90 degrees to the first coat in order to cover all sides of the aggregate stone. An experienced sprayer will apply the correct amount of paint. Too little paint and the court will look patchy. Too much and the porosity will be adversely affected. Too much paint also has a tendency to shrink with age and can cause unsightly cracking and curling. Some sprayers always mask the tennis post sockets whilst others always paint them. Acrylic paint is not intended to be painted onto metal or plastic and we tend to make a decision as to whether to paint them after inspecting them.