How to Paint Goal Posts

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Goalposts undergo a large amount of wear and tear during the course of play. Repainting goalposts regularly protects the metal from rust, sun damage, and gradual deterioration. The task takes only a few hours, and significantly extends the life of the equipment.

Choose durable, water-based paint and primer that will adhere to all paints and metals, but will allow for easy clean-up. Goalpost paint is usually available in white or yellow, and can range from £26 to £52 per gallon as of January 2011. Allow about one gallon per goalpost for a single coat.

Wipe down goalposts with a sponge or rag and sand lightly to remove rust or any flaking paint from previous coatings.

Apply primer with a large brush or roller, ensuring that the entire goalpost surface is evenly coated. Allow to dry.

Apply paint with a clean brush or roller, ensuring that the entire goalpost surface is evenly coated. Allow to dry. Check for thin spots where the primer may be showing through, and apply a second coat if needed.

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