Attention to Detail
Read more to see how we added the additional free throw paint, the Thunder logo, and the baseline decals to take this from a basketball court to an OKC Thunder Court.
Free Throw 'Paint'
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This part is pretty straight-forward. Make sure you've given your court lines plenty of time to dry...the last thing you want to do is tape them down, only to pull up your new paint when removing the tape! I would advise spending a little more on nicer painting tape here...the extra 50 cents/roll will save a LOT of sanity!
In short, tape down each side of the free throw box, taking the time to get the tape right on the line on all 4 sides. A little 'wobble' in the line will be very noticeable here, so be careful with how you apply it. If necessary, recruit the help of an 11-year old girl to help you keep the lines straight...especially if it's her court you're painting. She has a vested interest in making sure you do it right!
OKC Thunder Logo
Baseline Thunder Decals
Initially, the letters were all close together, so I had to cut out each letter individually, then use a ruler to set the spacing so that the words stretched across the free throw area. Just a little math, but it made a ton of difference as everything lined up the way I wanted it. I took a picture, sent it to my daughter, and she was ecstatic.
Thank you for sticking with us as we hand-painted a basketball court on a plywood subfloor!