Perfect road markings are within your grasp when you come to us. We're not talking about wobbly hand painted markings that disappear under tire marks and wash away with the rain. We're talking about full professional road and surface markings that will stand up to wear and tear, look fantastic, and do a great job of dividing different areas of your lot to maximize space usage and safety. We do that the same way transport authorities do – with thermoplastic striping for the best, longest-lasting, and most professional results possible.
What is Thermoplastic Striping?
Simply put thermoplastic striping (also called hot melt marking) is a technique that uses a powder paint that melts when heated. The advantage of using that rather than liquid paints is that the paint can be applied as a dry powder and the line checked for neatness and exact dimensions before the heat is applied and the powder melts before hardening into a tough polymer. If you're painting a liquid paint you don't easily get the chance to correct any mistakes as you already have liquid on the surface, with thermoplastic striping you first lay out the lines, agree that's what you want, then melt it into the final form. Which means perfect lines every time and makes it easier to create more intricate patterns and marks. The resulting polymer is super tough and shrugs off weather, tire marks, and dirt. It can be cleaned and comes up bright again every time. Talk to us today about more of the benefits of thermoplastic striping but we don't see why you'd want anything else.
You may have heard about the problems of slipping on road markings and it's true that thermoplastic striping does leave a shiny smooth surface that encourages skidding. That doesn't have to be the case however and if skid or slip risk is an issue we can make those markings anti skid by the addition of tiny glass beads to the mix. That way the lines are applied in the same way but the final surface has a granular feel for better grip. The beads can be light reflective as well for better visibility in the night time.
Road Markings and Parking Lot Striping
Thermoplastic marking means really precise and bright looking lines for your parking lots or access roads. That means we can create perfect bays for special needs like handicapped parking or for loading bays that not only look great but demonstrate your regard for safety and convenience for your tenants and clients. No matter what kind of markings and striping you need we can do it. Talk to us today to find out more.
Crosswalks should look great and perform well if they are going to deliver on their safety promise. That means an anti skid ingredient should be added for safety and to protect you against any liability claims in the future. We can do that for you and make those crosswalks light reflective into the bargain for added safety.