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Rothwell’s dual delivery solves 3G linemarking issues

Rothwell’s dual delivery solves 3G linemarking issues

Early 3G pitch adopter Rothwell Juniors are celebrating a decade of robust service from their synthetic pitch, heavily patronised by schools and local club junior levels for match fixtures and training. Facilities manager Steven Walker has been in post since the synthetic area opened so knows that only regular maintenance will keep the playing surface safe and sound – and that includes the linemarking. 

“When you have a surface that sees action every night of the week and at weekends, you have to ensure your lines are crisp, sharp and longlasting,” Steven stresses. 

He used Supaturf Artificial Surface Paint and liked its professional finish and durable lines. Not easy to achieve when you are dealing with 3G’s shifting rubber crumb infill, he explains.

“The solution is to apply the artificial paint first to establish the lines on the pile, then spray every month or two with Supaturf SupaStadia paint to ensure a longlasting result on the rubber crumb.”

SupaStadia also fits the bill for the natural pitches in his care, which also come in for heavy use.

He relies on his Supaturf TXE 606 and 505 linemarking machines but had suffered problems with paint, until he switched to a Supaturf product, he says.

“My previous paint kept clogging the machine nozzles, which was a real pain having to keep clearing them of build-up.  I asked Vitax regional technical manager Graham Wingfield for advice and he suggested SupaStadia, which does the job time and again and produces a really white line that looks a treat on match days.”

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