Road marking (or line marking) is the application of paints or materials on road surfaces, pavements, concrete or asphalt to communicate information to motorists and pedestrians.
Where are road markings painted?
Road markings can be applied to a variety of surfaces on roads and highways, pavements, airfields, car parks, race tracks, sports courts and leisure complexes.
Which road markings should you use?
Depending on the country, region and purpose, road markings use a standard system of lines, colours and marks to convey directions, lanes, zones, speed limits, parking, stopping and safety.
How are road markings applied?
Road surface marking is applied using road marking machines or by hand by trained professionals using non-mechanical road marking equipment. For symbols, stencils are used for accuracy.
What materials are used for road marking?
The road marking company will choose the appropriate paint or material to suit the surface and mark being made. For example, different paints will be used for high traffic areas, longevity, anti-skid, waterproofing or reflective properties.
Water-based paints, thermoplastic, MMA, polymer tape and epoxy resin are the most commonly used materials in road and floor marking.
Read more about which paints are used for specific road markings or contact the experts at Roadgrip to learn more.