Have you ever wanted to install a wallpaper basketball court? It's quite simple, although it may take some time to do it. First, you will need to decide which court type you would like to have, whether it's indoor or outdoor. You also will need to determine what colors of paint you wish to use. Then you can get started on your project.
If you're new to painting walls, you will probably want to choose a non-slip surface. There are many different surfaces that you can paint over, including fiberboard and vinyl. Fiberboard is usually the cheapest surface you can paint over, although some people have had great success on wooden surfaces. Vinyl is the most durable and if you buy a good brand, it should stay looking good for years. Just make sure it isn't covered in too much oil before you start. It is important that the paint adheres to the surface properly.
Once you have chosen which surface you will have, it's time to choose a paint color. Most of the newer kits come with a variety of colors, although you can purchase a paint kit that only comes in a couple of colors. If you don't mind being limited on colors or having to mix and match, you can usually pick out your own colors. Keep in mind, though, that the darker the paint, the more time it will likely take to dry. A light coat is usually all you need for a fast drying basketball court surface.
When choosing the size of the court, you will also need to determine if you want an inside or outside court. Inside courts are usually less expensive, but they lack the exciting texture of an outside court. They are usually made of wood or carpet. Outdoor court surfaces are made of synthetic material and are great for kids and adults who want to play rough and fast.
Now that you have decided on the paint color, it's time to choose your frame. You may have already chosen the paint color and style, so you can skip this step if you've done everything correctly. However, if you are unsure of how to pre-frame the wall, you may find it helpful to use a stud finder tool. You can purchase these at most home improvement stores.
If you do decide to pre-frame the wall, you should still plan on painting it. This project is easier if you do the majority of the work yourself, because you will probably be better at determining how to blend your colors. If you do hire a professional to paint the court, you may be able to ask him to pre-frame the paint as well. This will help ensure you have even coats of paint on the court, and it will make the job go faster.
If you decide to paint your own basketball court, you should still prepare the area where the court will be located. First, you should try to find any loose paint that might be on the wall. Next, you should take a brush or roller and gently scrub away any loose paint, taking care not to damage the surface underneath.
Once you have the wall painted, you should cover the entire court with a primer coat. This paint doesn't have to be particularly shiny; however, it does need to be smooth. If you don't smooth it off, it will look uneven and coatings will likely scratch the paint off. After the primer coat, you can apply the paint. Make sure that you only use a single coat or the paint might not bond properly to the wall. It usually takes three coats to get the court looking as good as it will be when it is finished.