End Zone Painting

End Zone Painting


The final product is seen by thousands. The process, however, may otherwise go
unnoticed, whether it be the yard markers, field logos, or the endzones themselves,
they’re all the responsibility of Sunny Tina Jero and his staff. “we we’ve got
three guys that’ll take care of all the mixing of the paint, your reds, your whites
your blacks, then we’ve got a couple of guys that’ll run our machines, a couple
of guys running our strings for our five yarders and our hash marks”. There is no
special blend used for the field paint just a large amount of water-based paint.
“depending on what they want the insoles you looking at roughly anywhere from 70
to 120 gallons of paint that’s used for game day.” The process is fairly simple,
after all the paint has been mixed, a large stencil is placed on the sideline
every five yards to paint the hash marks. 100 yards later, the sideline is
complete and the process is repeated for the other side. Field painting can be
seen as an art form, all the numbers on the field are sprayed freehand, the WAC
logos you see on the field are traced at the beginning of the year and then
resprayed for every game. Painting the end zone is the longest step in
preparing the field for play. The end zone design may change on a week to week
basis, but the outline remains because of the effect the paint has on the grass.
“your reds and your blacks are the primary colors that really kind of slow
the grass, you know, they won’t let the Sun go in it… as far as the white most of
that will the Sun can go through that and a lot of the stuff during the warm
season or when it’s growing we can more or less get rid of it in two three weeks
with a couple of mowings” With the help of an outline the letters
are traced carefully with the line laser and the rest of the end zone is filled
until the design is complete. While the Aggie’s spend countless hours
making sure they reach the end zone every game, countless hours are also
spent making sure it looks good when they get there. For AggieVision, I’m Jay
Moline.

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