Road marking is something that takes a lot of time and energy to ensure that it is done correctly and neatly. Because of that, you want to make sure that when you do it once, you won’t have to repeat it. Here are a few tips that your road markings don’t fade.
Clean the Surface
When painting any surface you should always ensure that it is clean first. Roads are no exception to this rule.
Ensure that the surface is free from oil, dust, road salts and other contaminants. The best way to do this is to use a road sweeper to clean the space and then rinse it off with water. Once it is cleaned, make sure to let it fully dry before adding the paint.
Use the Correct Paint
When you are making road markings, it’s important to understand that you can’t use just any paint to make them. You want a type of paint that will stick to the surface properly and will be vibrant and durable for years to come.
There are a few roads marking paints available, but one of the best types is Chlorinated Rubber Traffic Paint. This is a top choice for road marking because of how neatly it goes on. It won’t lighten in the sun and its high quality.
If you are not sure which type of paint is the best for your situation, speak with the supplier and let them know what your project is. They know their paints best and will be able to walk you through the right decision.
Allow Time For It to Cure
As with any paint, you always want to allow time for the paint to cure before you use it. That means that you shouldn’t drive or walk on the surface for a while. Make sure you read the instructions carefully as each type of paint is a little different. If you are not sure, you can either check with the manufacturer or use 48 hours as the general rule before you allow traffic on the surface.