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Line Marking Services
Line marking is a critical safety measure for roads, car parks, or warehouses. These painted lines act as visual cues to help direct and regulate traffic. As a result, it’s essential that you use quality line marking services to install, maintain, and remove markings.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to quality. This, coupled with our years of industry experience, has made us one of Yorkshire’s leading line marking contractors.
Our team of qualified line experts install top-tier markings for a range of sectors across the UK. We offer the highest quality service from school playgrounds to commercial warehouses to roads.
Call us today at 01423 226578 to consult with our team about your line marking needs.
What Is Line Marking?
Line marking is the process of applying lines or other markings on surfaces to provide information, directions, or visual cues. They’re common on roads, car parks, warehouses, playgrounds, and sports pitches.
The main goal is to ensure people utilise the space correctly and safely.
Benefits Of Surface Marking
Here are the main benefits of line marking:
- Improve safety and prevent accidents
- Comply with UK regulations
- Create visually appealing spaces
- Cost-effective safety solution
The biggest advantage of line marking is that it helps improve safety. This is especially important on roadways and car parks.
If you’re a commercial business owner looking for professional surface markings, we can help.
As one of Yorkshire’s most trusted car park line marking companies, we offer fast and efficient service at competitive prices.
Types of Line Marking Services
You can usually see line marking in the following locations:
- Roadways and highways – Road surface markings regulate the flow of traffic, mark lanes, and signal turns.
- Pedestrian walkways – Pedestrian road markings indicate the designated walking areas for civilians on foot, ensuring their safety.
- Public and private car parks – Car parking line markings define each space to maximise the car park’s capacity, indicate pedestrian walkways, and regulate traffic flow.
- Industrial warehouses – Warehouse line marking shows designated areas for machinery and pedestrians to ensure operations remain safe and efficient.
- Playgrounds – Line markings on playgrounds create designated areas for certain games.
- Airports – Surface markings on airport runways and taxiways assist pilots in safely taking off, landing, and taxiing.
Our team of certified line marking technicians are experienced in all types of surfaces, paints, and application methods. Get in touch for advice on the best option for your business.
Popular Line Marking Paint and Products
We work with various types of line-marking paint to ensure the best results for your project. Some of the most common materials we use are:
- Thermoplastic – It is durable and provides high visibility, making it ideal for road and highway markings in high-traffic areas.
- Acrylic paint – This cost-effective, water-based paint adheres well and has a quick drying time. As such, it’s ideal for playgrounds, car parks, and other smaller projects requiring frequent maintenance.
- MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) – Durable and fast-curing, MMA is suitable for road markings, airport runways, and other high-traffic zones.
- Epoxy – Durable and abrasion-resistant, epoxy is commonly used for warehouse floors and factory markings that see a lot of foot traffic.
- Water-based paint – This environmentally friendly solution works well for temporary markings on construction sites or during events.
Speak to our experts for advice on the best solution for your project.
How to Maintain Line Markings
When done properly, line markings are durable enough to withstand harsh conditions and high levels of foot traffic. But they will inevitably begin to fade over time.
Here are some steps you can take to maintain line markings to uphold safety standards and extend their longevity.
- Always enlist trusted, local road marking contractors to install, inspect, and remove markings. They will ensure the job is precise and that you use the right materials for your needs.
- Carry out regular inspections to look for signs of fading or damage to line markings (cracks, peeling, etc.)
- Call an expert to repair the damage immediately to prevent your markings from becoming more damaged.
- Keep the surface clean to maintain the visibility of line markings
- Ensure the line marking installation provider uses durable materials, such as thermoplastic, epoxy, or MMA, to withstand wear and tear
- Talk to your contractor about applying a protective coating to extend the durability of markings, especially those in harsh environments
- Keep clear records of all line marking maintenance and repair activities
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Line Marking Removal Yorkshire
Our experienced technicians offer professional line marking removal services across the UK.
We use state-of-the-art equipment and quality materials to remove markings without impacting the surface area below.
With rapid response times and friendly local experts, you’ll know you’re in safe hands.
Yorkshire’s Leading Line Marking Experts
Here are just some of the line marking services our skilled technicians offer:
- Car parks
- Pedestrian walkways
- Electric vehicle bays
- Line marking removal
We use gold-standard products to guarantee your markings are precise, visually appealing, and built to last.
Our Line Marking Process
We’re committed to excellence, so we’ve developed a streamlined, tried-and-tested line marking process.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Step 1: Our experts will visit your job site to conduct a survey. We’ll provide professional advice and a detailed quote for the project. In addition, we’ll discuss which materials are best for your needs and the application techniques we’ll use.
- Step 2: We’ll prepare the surface before applying the markings. This will involve sweeping it to remove dust, dirt, and debris.
- Step 3: We’ll carry out the job at a time that suits you, using state-of-the-art equipment and materials. You’ll receive regular progress updates to keep you informed.
- Step 4: Once your line markings are dry and cured, we’re always on hand for any questions or comments you have about the process. We always love to get updates on results from our happy customers.
Why Choose Robinsons Facilities Services?
We’re a fully accredited line marking installer with years of industry experience.
Our local technicians offer fast callout times and top-tier service with a smile at competitive prices.
Whether you’re looking for line marking installation, maintenance, or removal, we’ve got you covered.
Contact our team today to arrange a consultation.
FAQs About Line Marking Services UK
The cost of line marking in the UK varies depending on the type of paint, project size, application process, equipment needed, surface condition, and the site location. As such, contacting reputable line-marking contractors for a quote is best. On average, these services cost between 38p and £1.40 per metre.
Generally speaking, line markings last between 12 and 24 months in medium to high-traffic areas. These include warehouses and public car parks. Markings in low-traffic zones, such as private car parks, may last longer than 24 months.
You can extend the duration of warehouse line markings by being proactive about maintaining them. For instance, cleaning the surface regularly and routine touchups can improve the lifespan of your markings.
The most popular method of road marking removal is using high-pressure water jets, shot blasting equipment, or grinding machines. When used by a trained road marking professional, these machines can remove road line markings with minimal damage to the surface of the road.
Road line markings play a crucial role in preventing traffic accidents. They act as visual cues for drivers and pedestrians to indicate which lane to use and to alert road users if there is a hazard. As a result, it’s vital that you use a professional line marking company to ensure markings are precise and long-lasting.
It’s worth doing the extra research to find reliable line-marking contractors in your area. That way, you have the peace of mind that the job will be done right and stand the test of time. To find a reputable line marking company, start with a Google search. Then, make a list of contractors near you and check their reviews and testimonials. You may also want to look at their website to see what information they provide about their services and processes. Finally, reach out for a quote, more info, or to ask about their accreditations.
Generally speaking, the paint used for road and car park line marking dries in just five minutes and is safe to drive on after an hour. However, it won’t reach “full cure” (when the paint is fully dry and hard) for seven days. These are general estimates and can change depending on the humidity and the paint.