Painting The Flag

By on June 28, 2019

It has become a tradition in Verona to paint an American flag on the lawn in front of Town Hall ahead of Independence Day. Yesterday, MyVeronaNJ got to see how it gets created.

Chuck Molinaro Jr., a laborer with the Department of Public Works, begins by staking off a large rectangle of grass close to Bloomfield Avenue. He and his crew then spray paint it all white to be the background for what happens next. 

The team lays out star-shaped stencils for all the states, and then uses lawn paint to overspray it in blue.

They must then stake out lines for the stripes and spray every other one in red. The whole process takes about 4 hours and it will all fade in a few days, depending on the sun and the rain.

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