This hash mark stencil ships packaged compactly in a cardboard box. Just unpack and it is ready to use. The hash marks are cut at correct distances, just spray paint using aerosol or bulk spray machines through the cut-outs and you will have consistent, professional looking hashes on your football field. Notches are cut at the edges of the stencil to help it drag from one spot to the other during striping of the hash marks. Made of solid UV resistant plastic that will last for years without any deterioration. If paint builds up on the stencil during painting just scrape of the dried or excess paint. Fold and Store in box for years of service.