Outdoor basketball courts weather a lot of wear and tear! Find one in your community that needs a little sprucing!
Enhance a Basketball Court
- Suggested Number of Volunteers: 5-10
- Skill Level: Moderate
- Time: 3-5 hours
- 1 gallon of primer/sealer
- 1 gallon of paint (for center court logo only, colors vary)
- 1 quart white paint
- 1 box of painter's rags
- 5-10 1"-3" paint brushes
- 3-5 1/4"-3/4" artist brushes
- 2 4" rollers
- 2 4" roller covers
- 2 7"-9" rollers
- 2 7"-9" roller covers
- 2 4'+ roller extensions
- 10 paint buckets
- 2 paint trays
- 1 roll duct tape
- 1 roll caution tape
- 1 pressure washer
- Stirring sticks
- 1 pencil
- Poster board (for center court logo only)
- Wash and prime court. Pressure washing the area is preferable. Contact your
- local hardware store (such as Home Depot) tool rental options for
- availability. If you do not have access to a pressure washer, use a
- hose and high-powered nozzle and sweep with a broom afterward.
- Let the surface dry completely before you begin priming.
- Prime the court one day before your vent using a clear concrete primer and rollers with extensions.
- Decide if you will use solid or dotted line-both are acceptable!
- Dimensions may vary slightly, depending on the age of players.
- All line markings are white and 2 inches wide.
- Here are some guidelines:
- An NBA and official college court is 94 ft long and 50 ft wide.
- A High School court is 84 ft long and 50 ft wide.
- A Junior High court is 74 ft long and 42 ft wide.
- Half court is ... half the distance of the full court!
- Make a stencil out of poster board. An artist should trace a simple design on the poster board and cut certain sections out.
- Use duct tape to hold the stencil in place.
- Using a small artist's brush, trace the outline onto the pavement.
- Once the outline is clearly marked, begin filling in the design with the appropriate colors.
- Use a small brush for touching up at the end of the day!
- Block area off with caution tape.