FAQs & Instructional Videos
You must wait a minimum of 24 hours after the court lines have dried; 48 hours is recommended.
Scuff marks are unavoidable. They will become less noticeable with time. Shoes with non- marking soles are recommended, black soles should be avoided.
No. Cracks can be filled, but damaged substrates are not “fixed” by resurfacing. Cracks will reappear over time.
Rust spots typically occur due to iron pyrites in the asphalt. Minimal rust spots can be addressed individually. Courts with excessive rust spotting should be treated and sealed with Laykold Poly- Primer.
Contaminants and debris should be removed promptly.
Resurfacing schedules will vary. Tennis clubs = 4 – 5 years. Private and low-use courts = 7 – 10 years.
It is important to understand court surfaces are applied differently than other types of “paints”. Natural variations in the finish are to be expected.
You can request a Color draw-down card from your Local agent that will provide you with the exact color and texture feel of your new court.
In the formulation of the Laykold topcoats, some environmentally friendly detergents are used as lubricants in the chemical mixing process. These may become visible as bubbles the first few times it rains on your court. It is not damaging to the environment or to the person.
Laykold US Open Installation @ Arthur Ashe Stadium time lapse
After 42 years, the USTA has chosen Laykold as the new surface of the US Open tennis. Watch the transformation of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing NY for the 2020 Western & Southern Open and US Open tournaments!
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Laykold transforms Hard Rock Stadium for the 2019 Miami Open!
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Whether it's court clearing or the removal of moss - sand courts are beautiful and certainly offer some advantages, but in any case they are a lot of work. Not to mention the water sprinkling in the summer, which is not very resource-efficient and thus not very environmentally friendly. In response to this, Melos GmbH supplies the acrylic-based "Laykold" hard court coating systems, as particularly durable and low-maintenance flooring systems.