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5 gal. Tournament Red Recreational Surface Coating

  • Vibrant, Fade Resistant Color
  • Durable and Easily Maintained
  • Recreational Coatings Since 1945
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Product Overview

Note: If product is not available to order in your area that is due to nighttime temperatures. Product may not cure and/or track in late Fall and early Spring applications. Plush color recreational coatings are 100% acrylic, high performance, non-fading all weather color systems for use on tennis, basketball and other recreational surfaces. Plush color will adhere to asphalt, emulsified asphalt and suitable concrete surfaces (never before painted concrete must be properly prepped via acid etch and primed with PT-Primer X). There are three key functions that provide the foundation to Plush color's coatings: playability, durability and vibrant, fade resistant colors. The entire Plush color line is acrylic based and low VOC making them easier to clean and easier on the environment.
  • Plush color is to be applied with a commercial grade rubber squeegee
  • Playability - outstanding performance is the key to the best playability assuring the player a consistent ball bounce and stability
  • Durability - our 100% acrylic binder is fortified with fibers assuring the highest quality surface and made to resist harsh weather conditions
  • Fade resistant colors - the color protection formulation guarantees a non-fading court
  • Application rate - coverage will depend upon the porosity of the surface to which the Plush color acrylic color system is applied the average coverage will be 300-400 sq. ft. per 5 gal. pail (0.07 gal./sq. yd.)
  • Drying time is 30 to 90 minutes under optimum conditions - humidity, surface temperature and ambient temperature will affect drying process
  • Plush color acrylic color should not be applied when ambient temperature is below 50°F or when surface temperature is above 140°F
  • Do not apply in if rain in forecast within 24 hours, do not store in direct sunlight and do not let product freeze
  • Plush color acrylic color should be allowed to cure for 24 hours before courts are opened for use
  • Note: for Portland cement (concrete) applications surface must cure for a minimum of 30 days; after 30 days, new concrete must be acid etched with either phosphoric or muriatic acid. A coating of our 5.5 Gal PT-Primer X Urethane must be applied to surface before application of Plush recreational surfacing products.
  • Prep: Surface should be thoroughly cleaned prior to coating; power wash surface to remove any peeling, algae stains, dirt, grease...then blow off; use plush patch binder kit for cracks and depressions post cleaning and prior to coating
  • It is recommended to apply a coat of Plush Acrylic Resurfacer prior to the color coats. The acrylic resurfacer helps level the court and promotes strong adhesion
  • Mix: See use and care manual for instructions.  Plush color is ready-to-use.  Open and mix all pails with a mechanical mixer prior to application.
  • Do inbounds first; pour bead across width of court and using a squeegee overlap as you go back and forth across court
  • Please visit our Color Calculator to find out how many gallons you need
  • Coating is anti-slip, additional sand does not need to be added
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Container Size
5 Gallon


Application Method
Base Material
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Red / Pink
Brick Red flat finish
Coverage Area (sq. ft)
Dry to touch (min.)
Number per Package
Paint Key Features
Mildew Resistant,Waterproof
Paint Product Form
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Line Paint & Recreational Surfaces
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Questions & Answers


What kind of primer do you use over concrete

Asked by Moose June 12, 2021

no primer is needed

is this material good for a pickle ball court. The base is concrete

Asked by mypickleball April 19, 2021

Yes as long as the concrete is properly cleaned and primed. Concrete needs to be as is etched and primed with PT Primer X prior to coating with Plushcolor.

what is the total cost of 11, 5gal pails of Acrylic fill black for tennis court what is the total...

Asked by jim April 13, 2021

Do you need to put primer down first before applying sports court plush paint?

Asked by Bflats30 March 20, 2021

Yes. All surfaces need to be primed and prepped before coating

Can you roll or spray it?

Asked by bob October 15, 2020

I wouldn't recommend it. The paint contains sand and wouldn't work well in a sprayer or using a roller. Spring for a driveway squeegee ($13), you will not be disappointed.

I have a new concrete pad poured for my sports court. It has a rough finish with no sealer. Do I ...

Asked by Sanford September 3, 2020

Yes. Wait for the 28 day cure and seal with pt primer x.

Wanting to use this over asphalt for a pickleball court. Asphalt has had crack filler on it in t...

Asked by Barb August 25, 2020

We would need to know the type of crack filler to answer your question. If there is a doubt do a test area before doing the entire project.

Can you recommend a company in county, Ca that can apply the paint?

Asked by MB August 2, 2020

I have a couple spots that are peeling on asphalt tennis court how to make it stick

Asked by Lori July 10, 2020

Please contact our customer service as there is more information needed in order to properly advise. 800-851-5606

I see that the product now containes sand and sand doesn’t need to be added but does it still nee...

Asked by Mike June 5, 2020

No sand in mine. I believe that is a different product.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 98 reviews
  • 67% recommend this product
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Horrible product!
Beware!! If you are doing a project on concrete painting for your sports court, please STAY AWAY from this product!!! We are experienced concrete painters in our old residence and we used a competitor’s product (Universal Tennis) in 2015 without any issues. Unfortunately, they are now out of business. We followed this product’s directions as indicated. Even used their primer. But these Plush paints are producing bubbles horribly! It adviced how many buckets you should buy but we ended up spending thousands of dollars for our full basketball court! We tried contacting, communicating, emailing the Manufacturer and they did not want to own the problem. These products are made by Dalton Enterprises. Read the other reviews and i feel so bad for all the victims! My biggest regret is that i didn’t read reviews enough before we bought it. Now our problem is how to undo it! Here, we include pictures of our old house’s court that we DYI and pictures of our new court. You can see the difference! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT!
by Sharon
Response from THD-CSOJan 29, 2021
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, As we previously told you, the concrete had a smooth finish which does not allow the paint to ‘grab’ onto the surface. The concrete needs to have a brush finish. The type of squeegee used was also Not correct. We tried to work with you by providing guidance and discounted product to help resolve the issue. Unfortunately, nothing was good enough to right the situation. The directions must be followed in order to successfully coat your court.
3 people found this helpful
Terrible quality: Bubbled and cracked
It looked good for a very short while, and then it began to bubble and crack in many places. I used 3 coats of each color plus spent $350 on the recommended primer. I followed the directions exactly including waiting 30 days after concrete was poured. Now the paint is bubbling and tearing away down to the concrete. Terrible product. Over $1000 of paint, supplies, and multiple weekends of work ruined by a bad product.
by Obie
Response from THD-CSJan 27, 2021
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, I’m sorry the project did not turn out well. You did an impressive job on the painting and lines. I will need some more information to understand what is causing the blistering. Is there a vapor barrier under the slab, what was the temperature when the product was applied, did it rain, etc.
It covered the said square footage. Was easy to applied....
It covered the said square footage. Was easy to applied. Dried fast and looks beautiful......
Tennis court
I love this paint. I looked at it for 4 yrs and decided to go for it. I patched my tennis court and rolled the paint on . It took 3 1/2 5 gallon buckets for the green. Will see how it holds up though the winter. I am a 67 yr old women and it was very easy to use. Are painting the lines and then doing the red outside next.
by Lori
Excellent paint, we love the color...
Excellent paint, we love the color
by HomeDepotCustomer
I had a 3" concrete slab poured in my backyard two months ago for a basketball court and wanted t...
I had a 3" concrete slab poured in my backyard two months ago for a basketball court and wanted to give the surface some color and that tennis-court surface feel. I found this product on Home Depot's website, read the reviews (for all three colors available) and decided this product would fit the bill. I started out by acid etching my concrete slab with muriatic acid and pressure washing the acid off after a few minutes. I waited a few days later and applied the Plush Acrylic Resurfacer to give the base that grippy texture and as a bonding agent for the Plush Tournament color surface coating. The directions in the Acrylic Resurfacer calls for mixing in 80-100 mesh silica sand but Home Depot only sells 30 mesh silica sand and the other big box home improvement store doesn't carry silica sand. Applying the Plush Acrylic Resurfacer is a real pain in that it gets very clumpy and leaves behind clumps of varying sizes that I later have to go back and scrape off. I think it must be due to using the course 30 mesh silica sand but I really don't know where to buy this 80-100 mesh silica sand. Anyhow, after two coats of the Plus Acrylic Resurfacer and a lot of scraping to level it all out, it was time to apply two coats of the Tournament color Recreation Surface Coating. Using a 32" squeegie, I was able to squeegie the color across the entire surface of the resurfaced floor. The resurfaced based really absorbed that first coat well -- so well, that the blue surface quickly darkened up after it dried and left a rather patchy looking mess with some sections more transparent than others. You absolutely need to apply a second coat after the first coat dries to get the color to opaquely cover the dark grey Acrylic resurfaced base and so that it doesn't leave a patchy look. But after the second coat was applied, the surface looked great! Afterwards, I painted the basketball court key (the rectangle area under the hoop that leads to the free throw line) a yellow color using yellow latex striping paint, mixed with an anti-slip paint additive. The yellow latex striping paint adhered nicely over the dried up tournament color surface coating. I chose to go with a paint to get the contrast and color combination I wanted (the Plush color system is quite limited with just blue, green, and red). So why did I give this product only 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 stars? Well, I originally started with two 5-gallon buckets and after the first coat, realized that two buckets was not enough for two coats (33' x 32' area). So I ordered another 5-gallon bucket (this was three weeks after the first two buckets). Well, to my disappointment, the new bucket was a completely different hue of blue!! Unbelievable!!! Don't they use the same ratio of ingredients when manufacturing this product!? I had to spend two hours mixing back and forth the new product with the remaining product I had from the previous order until I ended up with an even mixture of both colors. This was a real pain. Yes, I used a power drill with a paint mixer but I wanted all the buckets to be the same color. I am going to attach photos to show you the obvious difference in color tones between the two buckets. Horrible. If you order the right number of buckets in advance, you'll be fine but if you do end up using more than one batch, be prepared to be disappointed as you'll need enough product to completely cover what you've already applied. The end result looks great if you don't encounter the color differences between one bucket to another as you can see from the end result (photos attached).
by JohnnyCFromDublin
3 people found this helpful
First time using product. Was a little tricky to master squeegee application, but the end result ...
First time using product. Was a little tricky to master squeegee application, but the end result was fantastic.
by Charlesbb
1 person found this helpful
Product had great coverage. Mixed with 1.5 gallons of water and about 20 lbs. of silicon sand. Wi...
Product had great coverage. Mixed with 1.5 gallons of water and about 20 lbs. of silicon sand. Will use for finishing coat (no sand) next year.
by Pickleball
2 people found this helpful
Product instructions could be more clear on type of sand to mix in. I used all purpose silicon, w...
Product instructions could be more clear on type of sand to mix in. I used all purpose silicon, which filled in cracks well. Product worked great on a very old asphalt surface. Will do a finishing coat (no sand) next time. Used red for pickleball kitchen and green for rest of playing area. 5 galllons each was plenty.
by Pickleball
1 person found this helpful
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