What Equipment is Needed to Paint Lawns?

While lawn painting is relatively cheap and easy to do, it still does require some amount of equipment and knowhow. We estimate that you will need about $400 of equipment to paint grass.

Here is the grass painting equipment you will need:

Lawn Paint

Grass paint is usually made from natural and biodegradable ingredients, ensuring that it is safe for the environment, pets, and humans. The paint is typically a concentrated solution that needs to be mixed with water. Be sure to follow the instructions provided on the back of the grass paint that you buy to ensure you get the right paint to water ratio. If you are looking for recommendations on which grass paint is the best to buy, check out our article on that.


Wagner 0580678 Control Pro 130 Power Tank Paint Sprayer, High Efficiency Airless with Low Overspray

A backpack pesticide sprayer should be okay if you plan to only paint one small lawn, but if you plan on painting lots of grass or even launching a grass painting business, you should buy an electric paint sprayer. Electric paint sprayers are well worth the money even though they are more expensive because pesticide sprayers clog up after awhile from lawn paint. Also, electric paint sprayers are much more powerful so you can get the job done much faster than a pump pesticide sprayer. If you are looking for recommendations on which sprayer is the best to buy, check out our article on that.

Other Equipment

Gloves: Although these are not needed because grass paint is non-toxic, they are helpful because they can keep your hands from getting painted
Protective Clothing: Wear old or protective clothing to avoid staining
Measuring Cup: To measure the correct amount of paint concentrate to water ratio. This ratio must stay the same for the entire lawn or else the color will be inconsistent.
Mixing Container: A container to mix the paint concentrate with water. This mixing container should also be easily shakeable so that the paint and water can fully mix.
Water Source: Access to a water source like a hose is essential for paint preparing and rinsing equipment.
Ground Sheets or Tarps: To protect areas such as sidewalks, driveways, or flower beds around the lawn from getting stained with paint.

Where to Find Used Lawn Painting Equipment

While all of the supplies needed to paint a lawn are readily available and relatively affordable online, some might opt to buy used grass painting equipment to save money. If this is your goal, consider checking Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to see what’s available in your area. Alternatively, it may be a good idea to rent a paint sprayer from a tool rental facility if you only plan on using it once.


Lawn painting equipment is readily available and can be found for a relatively cheap price. Once you have purchased all of the needed equipment, you can read this lawn painting tutorial to learn how to actually use the equipment.

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