Road marking products are specifically designed to give you long-lasting markings on roads and parking spaces. However, there are many different types of road marking paint, so you’ll need to determine which is the best option for your needs.
There are a number of factors to consider and these include:
The location of the markings will determine just how durable the road marking products need to be. Is the area heavily trafficked? Is it a parking area that is rarely used? Covered parking garages will need far less durable paint than a street that is used constantly by vehicles. The weather will also play into how strong the paint needs to be.
On most roads, it’s important to use reflective road marking paint, to ensure drivers can see exactly where they need to go. There are regulations for this, so if you are painting a public area, your paint needs to fit the local requirements.
In some cases, the paint may be reflective, but you may also need to add additional reflectivity, which can add to the cost of the road marking services.
Road Marking Equipment
You won’t be applying the paint with a regular paintbrush, so consider which road marking equipment is needed, as well. There are a few things that may make your job easier.
Stencils: If you intend to mark numbers, words, or even images on the street, you’ll find it much easier with stencils to lay down.
Paint applicators: These machines help you lay a straight line and are best for use in parking lots and short streets or garages. They allow you to lay down lines that don’t require larger units, such as those used for long road lines.
Sponge rollers: For short lines, you can get a nice, even paint strip with sponge rollers designed for the job. These are ideal for working with and will help you create a professional look.
There are many pieces of road marking equipment that can help you paint professional-looking lines and marks, wherever you’re working.
What is your budget for the project? This will determine what type of paint you use, as well. The most durable is also the most expensive. Water-based road paint may be cheaper, but it will not withstand the traffic and weather that thermoplastic paint will. You also need to consider how much you’ll need to paint all the necessary lines and whether or not there will be additional signage. All of these things can add to the cost of the road marking services.
While it’s certainly possible to work on road marking yourself, some people prefer to leave it to the professionals. If you’re interested in working on your own roadmarking, Sportsmark has what you need to do so. However, we also offer roadmarking services so we take on all the work associated with the painting.