If you have a surface which needs marking with lines such as a sports field, an indoor arena, a carpark or a warehouse, you will need to call on the services of a line marking contractor so they can carry out the work on your behalf. However, the success of your entire project could depend on finding the right company for your needs. Below is a guide to 3 questions you should ask when searching for a line marking contractor.
What type of vehicles and equipment does the contractor use?
Not all lines are painted equal. In other words, different line marking companies will specialise in different types of line painting and will, therefore, use different types of line marking vehicles and equipment. For example, a company which specialises in road markings for highways will use industrial equipment to lay down large quantities of road paint which is designed to be highly durable. If you hire this company to paint a few parking spaces, the equipment they use may not have enough room to manoeuvre their road marking machine safely. On the other hand, if you hire company which specialises in indoor markings for sports courts and ask them to carry out work on an access road, they are unlikely to have the right type of paint. You should always establish that the company you are planning to hire have the vehicles and the equipment for the job.
Does the contractor offer a range of paints?
There is a range of different types of paint which are suitable for different settings and price ranges. If you have a low budget, you may wish to have the markings for your carpark sprayed straight onto the asphalt using an aerosol. While this type of paint doesn't last as long as liquid paint, it is much cheaper. On the other hand, if the line markings are going to be subject to a lot of wear and tear, you may wish to opt for a thermoplastic paint, which is very long lasting.
Can the contractor remove existing paint?
If you are planning to repaint an area which already contains line markings, you should check that the contractor has the equipment and skill required to remove this paint without damaging the road surface as not all companies offer this service. To find out more, you should contact a road marking contractor today for further information and advice.