How to create the perfect lines for your road or pavement

If you need to mark lines on the road, car park or pavement, then you will need to make sure that you have the right line marking equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Having the right line marking products is the best way to complete the job on time and within budget.

What line marking equipment will you need?

It can be tempting to think that line marking is easy. You might think that you just take a paintbrush and create a line of the length you want. That approach might be easy but it will not create the professional effect you need. To create lines of the right length, shape, and colour you need to have the right line marking products.

Whatever your budget your line marking specialist will have the products you need. You could opt for pre-formed thermoplastic marking, tape or even for a full edge marking system that makes creating perfectly straight lines simple. For small line marking jobs then a hand-held applicator may be perfect, but for longer stretches of road, a wheeled applicator will allow you to rapidly add markings over a substantial distance.

If it is parking spaces that you want to mark, then a straight line parking stencil is the obvious solution. The stencil will enable you to easily mark each parking space in the car park so that you can maximise the use of your space and ensure that each parking spot is clearly defined to avoid the possibility of arguments or accidents.

What else might you need to get started?

Line marking products include more than just stencils and applicator systems. You will need to think about masking plates if you are painting edges, it is also a good idea to purchase some cloth masking tape to cover any gaps that are not otherwise protected.

Perhaps, the most important products that you need to purchase before you can start are the paint and a roller to apply the paint. When painting lines on the road or pavement you cannot simply use any paint. You must choose paint that has been especially formulated for the purpose and is capable of withstanding the open air and being regularly stepped on and driven over. Your line marking specialist will be able to provide you with the paint that is most appropriate for your situation. Talk to your supplier and find out how you can quickly start creating the perfect lines on your pavement or road.