Paint-A-Spot Information

GHS Paint-A-Spot 


Key Points:

Paint-a-Spots will be $75.  This cost is in addition to the $90 you paid for your parking permit.  You will need to have paid for a full year parking permit before you are eligible to participate. Please see Donna Gunn to purchase your parking permit. 

The $75 can be added to your Skyward student account as a fee.

Beginning Monday Sept. 28th, 2020, we will post a link here that will allow you to sign-up for a parking spot.   

Spots will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.  You can not reserve a spot in advance or trade your spot with someone else. 

You will submit your artwork through a separate link that will also be posted here on Monday,  Sept. 28th.


Artwork submission will occur only after you have reserved and paid for your parking spot. Do not submit artwork until you have your parking permit and your space reserved.

If you have additional questions please reach out to Dr. Nottingham or Dr. Cook for clarification. 


Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 8 am - 12 pm

Sunday, Oct 4 from 8 am - 12 pm

If you want your design to last you will need to prime your spot, and let it dry completely before painting.  Therefore, you will need to plan on drying time.  We suggest planning to come both days to paint.

Artwork Criteria: 

No offensive language or gang symbols 

No double meanings 

Must be school-appropriate 

Design must be pre-approved by GHS Admin.  

Stick to original APPROVED design or it gets painted black


Materials needed: 

Latex paint- Exterior- Water Based (Home Depot, Sherwin-Williams, Lowe’s, Local hardware store) *No oil based paints *No reflective paints *No spray paint 

Brushes, rollers or sponge to apply paint

Masking or blue painters tape to mark off a 2 inch border from white lines 

Footstool or towel to sit on 

Chalk to sketch design 

Broom to sweep spot 

Plastic drop cloth to put under paint cans 

Plastic containers for water, paint and brushes 

Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, water, snacks, pop up tent or umbrella 


Painting Tips: 

Use exterior KILZ paint for priming. 

If your spot is currently blank, white paint works best. 

If your spot is decorated from last year, grey paint works best. 

For painting the design, use exterior paint, any color. 

You are responsible for taking all leftover paint home and disposing of it in the proper manner, DO NOT THROW PAINT CANS AWAY IN THE SCHOOL DUMPSTERS.

Bring extra plastic containers (no glass) for water and brushes. 

Bring a drop cloth or plastic sheeting to put under paint cans. NO paint is permitted outside your spot. 

It will take 2 quarts of paint to cover the spot if you are using a solid color. 

Your family may already have leftover exterior house paint at home that you can use. Open paint can at home and check to see if it is still usable before the paint date.

Tape the edges of your spot with a 2 inch margin before painting. 

Do not paint on the white lines or parking lot curbs. 

Sweep the dirt and pebbles off the spot. 

Use chalk to draw out your sketch. 

Start painting at the front of your spot out to the end (front bumper to back bumper), There will be others working beside you and you cannot step on their spot. 

Consider making a stencil ahead of time for lettering or detailed images to save a lot of time. 

All materials & trash will need to be cleaned up by the time you are done painting on Sunday.