Temp-Line Products FAQs
Question: What can I do to make removal easier/faster?
Answer: Technique suggestion: Pre brushing the logos with a drag broom helps loosen, and crack the paint so the remover can penetrate better (especially when removing logos). Use remover at full strength. Work small areas at a time. Apply Temp-Line Remover and let it sit for a minute or two. Check whether the paint is liquefying by rubbing a rag or paper towel over area. When paint begins to smear and come off, the product is working. Use agitation (deck brush or other scrub brush) to scrub fibers and break up paint. High pressure water jets work best for rinsing as they lend additional scrubbing with water rinse. A2. Paint may be more difficult to remove in extremely hot, dry climates (especially when paint has been “baked on” over a long period of time). Try to work on cooler days. Also, if you know the field will be exposed to extremely hot and dry conditions, we recommend Eco Temp-Line Fast Break, which is formulated to be less adhesive and break down faster upon Remover application. A3. The Eco Scrub Bug and Water Bug are great tools for getting the best results in removal of Eco Temp-Line. The dual rotating heads on the Scrub Bug help agitate and crack up the paint. The high-pressure water jets on the Water Bug powers the paint from the individual fibers. Together, they are the perfect combination for removing paint and cleaning lines, numbers and small logos on the field.
Question: What is the best way to apply the Remover?
Answer: The remover is easily applied with a pump backpack sprayer or gas powered sprayer. Be sure to get a nice, even coat on the area of paint to be removed. If you would like to use Temp-Line remover in your Krommer or other low-pressure application equipment, use Eco Temp-Line Remover L.V. If you’re using a Hydro Extractor or a Kromer you can dilute the remover to 3 or 4 to 1. An airless sprayer connected to a large tank 50 – 150 gallons) also works great. A large diameter tip (like a #21 opening) works best when applying the remover.
Question: Can I dilute Eco Temp-Line Paint and Remover?
Answer: The Remover is best used full strength, but can be diluted depending on the type of equipment being used to apply. Diluting the paint is possible, though the paint is designed to be bright and opaque. Diluting it can dull appearance of lines and logos and they will have to be painted more often. Remember, painting on synthetic turf is the opposite of painting on natural grass. It lasts a lot longer and the more paint you put down the more paint tends to build up in the infill.
Question: I have a new field and the paint does not seem to stick well. Why?
Answer: Brand new fields come off the factory line with a light coating of oil on them (something they apply to the plastic that makes up the “grass blade” fibers). This oil can make adhesion difficult for a number of months. How long depends on how often the field is exposed to weather, wear and painting/cleaning. The field can be cleaned thoroughly with Eco Temp-Line remover and water to minimize this effect.
Question: How can I prevent ‘build up’ of paint on my synthetic field.
Answer: The Mantis Hydro Extractor is the only tool developed for removing paint from synthetic fields with hydraulic scrubbers, high pressure sprayers and, most importantly, a flush vacuum system designed for synthetic turf that can remove paint and dirt from an infill field while picking up a minimum of rubber (About a teaspoon per square foot). (Please see link for a video demonstration at Quest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks)
Question: How can I remove the dirt contamination from around my bases?
Answer: Again, the Mantis Hydro Extractor is the only machine designed to break up and remove paint and dirt from synthetic turf (see question 5). It is the best tool available for dirt spreading and taking over the surrounding infill. (Please see link for a video demonstration of this process at PGE park in Portland)