Would you like to line mark your car park, road, sports facility, or playground? Using the best approach when handling your road line marking project can promote road safety, enhance the quality of the surface, and cut costs. For this reason, it is essential to choose the best line marking technique that's available today to avoid refreshing the line markings every now and then. So, what method should you select, and why? Here's a look at just three options.
1. Paint line marking
For years, professionals have used acrylic paint to create line markings on different kinds of surfaces. This paint is often recommended for office car parks, sports facilities, private roads, and other low-traffic areas. Paint can be combined with additives such as glass beads to boost reflectivity.
Although this method doesn't last long like other advanced painting materials used today, your project will not be costly. Other benefits you'll get include easy application and fast-drying time. So, if longevity and durability aren't your primary deciding factors, you can choose this line marking technique. Remember not to use solvent-based paint as it is not as environmentally friendly as acrylic paint.
2. Thermoplastic line marking
This technique is one of the best line marking methods you can consider today, thanks to its durability and effectiveness. The method involves the use of thermoplastic powder that contains plasticisers, and fillers to create the marks. Experts place the powder onto the machine, and then it is melted and directly applied on the surface to form the desired markings.
Once the markings are laid, glass beads are applied right away before the hot material sets. This way, you will have quality markings that reflect light. These markings last longer than those made with paint. Besides, you can refresh the markings in the future instead of removing them.
3. Cold plastic line marking
Another advanced method you can consider is cold plastic line marking. In this method, a spray cold-plastic material is used to make the markings. The bio-component creates hard and resistant films within a short time by curing with liquid hardener. Usually, the expert can perform the application manually or use a specialised machine that controls the hardener's dosage automatically. This is determined by the scope of the project.
Most people prefer this line marking method because it offers the best durability overall. It's also environmentally friendly, solvent-free, causes less traffic interruption during installation, resists snow ploughs, provides high retro-reflectivity and has an excellent cost-performance by reducing the need for regular remarking.
Contact road line marking services to learn more.