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Senior Parking and Painting

A new tradition started for the Class of 2024, painting senior parking spots. It was a great success and we look forward to continuing the tradition for the Class of 2025.

Please carefully read all the information and tips below to get you started on your parking spot. 

Cost: $40, This will cover all cleanup and preparation expenses that Student Government will take care of. 

When: August 5th through 9th, 9am to 2pm. (You do not need to inform us when you will be here. If you need anything during the process, you can call Mrs. Ferguson or step into Mrs. Suttons office.)

Step 1

You need to order your senior parking spot before you register to paint! To order your spot you have to go through Family Portal-->Web Forms--> Student Driver Application. Those who do not purchase to paint will be assigned their spot by Mr. Vandergrift when we return to school.  

Step 2:

After ordering your parking spot you can go to hometown to pay for the rights to paint your senior parking spot. Those purchasing to paint will be sent an email that has a form for you to choose your spot. Please keep in mind that you will need to do a base coat first, so choose a spot that currently matches the color you want to set as your base. 

Step 3:

Plan your parking spot. You must submit a rough draft of your parking spot to Mrs. Ferguson at michelle.ferguson@fbcit.org. Give her 24 hours to reply. 

STEP 4:

Prepare to paint! Your parking spots will be outlined with the space your can paint in. Here are some suggested materials to bring as you get started with the process. 

Paint: . You must use water based latex exterior paint. This will withhold the weather conditions for the year.  I would purchase a gallon of whatever you base paint is and then smaller pints to create detailed colors.  I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU PARTNER UP WITH A FRIEND AND SHARE THE PAINT EXPENSE! Go to Sherwin Williams to get the best paint and tell them what you need it for. 

Paint Supplies: Paint trays and/or liners, can openers, roller and roller brush, paint brush (if you have multiple colors have multiple brushes), sealable baggie to put wet brushes in to keep brush from getting hard if you need to come back to finish another day but don't want to clean the brush. Paint Roller extension pole will help expedite the process of painting the background color and super helpful so you don't have to bend down or sit to paint the majority of the spot.

Chalk: Use chalk to draw out and trace the writing. It will wash off when it rains. 

Painters Tape: Use the painters tape to outline the spot so you don't paint over the lines or on your neighbors spot. You could also use painters tape to outline your design but keep in mind that it doesn't stick on that well to the ground. 

Broom or Leaf Blower: It's important to clean off your spot before you even start painting it. Leaf blower will need to be battery powered.

Cloths or paper towels: Painting is messy so make sure you have something to wipe your hands on like a old cloth or paper towels or wet wipes. 

Towel/Yoga mat: It's not too comfy sitting on the ground for long periods of time so bring a towel to sit on. 

Tent: If you don't like the heat and it is is a hot day, you may appreciate being blocked from the sun.