Line marking paints and coatings are specifically designed to withstand harsh conditions and maintain their durability. However, as time goes by, these coatings inevitably deteriorate, leading to flaking, cracking, and peeling.

Given that line markings are frequently used in safety zones and for traffic control, it becomes crucial to reapply them to ensure optimal visibility.

One common error during the reapplication process is simply painting over the existing lines without adequately cleaning the surface to remove contaminants or addressing the issues with the old, failing paint.

As experts in graffiti removal and paint spill cleanup, our comprehensive range of services includes line marking removal, surface preparation, and application of new line marking paint.

Thorough and proper surface preparation is essential to ensure that the new line marking paint adheres effectively and offers maximum longevity for the chosen coating.

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Surface Preparation

The key ingredient to the longevity of any paint system is in the surface preparation.

Unfortunately, many companies will simply place new paint on old paint. We perform the work properly the first time to enhance safety for the long term – and save you money because you won’t have to repaint for several years.

It’s important that the old flaky line marking paint is cleanly removed from the surface and that any contaminants like chewing gum, oil, moss and dirt are extracted from the pores of the surface.

However, you must ensure that when your old lines are removed, the surface is not permanently defaced.

Incorrect techniques can result in irreversible damage occurring.

Removing Line Marking Paint

Our process involves applying a specialised cleaning solution to the old line marking paint, breaking it down and enabling its complete removal without affecting the underlying substrate.

This procedure also eliminates contaminants such as dirt, grime, chewing gum, and oil. Consequently, when the new coating is applied, there is no risk of insufficient adherence or potential failure.

Compared to grinding the surface, our method of removing old line marking paint is faster, more cost-effective, and non-damaging to the surface.

Using grinders to remove old line markings strips away a layer of the substrate’s outer surface, which can make the concrete vulnerable to moisture penetration. Over time, this often weakens the substrate, causing cracks and necessitating extensive repairs.

With our specialised treatment solutions and pressure cleaning equipment, our technicians can swiftly eliminate line marking coatings from cement surfaces, leaving no trace of the previous markings and preserving the integrity of the substrate.

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Correct Application Process

The correct application of line paint is vital. We take into consideration these key factors:

  • Surface moisture levels at application
  • Surface preparation and adhesion
  • Coating quality and life span

Line markings receive serious punishment from heavy vehicles, so it’s vital to use a quality product.

At The Graffiti Eaters, we only use the highest quality line marking paints available that will last for several years.

These paints will make your lines and safety markings easy to see in any conditions.