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Line Marking Advice

Line marking products are typically used to define potentially hazardous areas. Watco have a wide range of floor marking solutions, from paints, tapes and their applicators, for a variety of conditions and surfaces. 

Technical and safety data sheets are available for each of our products. If you have a question that we haven't answered below, please contact a member of our team on 01483 418 418.

What products are available for line marking surfaces?

Walkways: It is necessary that these areas are clearly marked out for both pedestrians and vehicles; they need to be easily recognisable to provide immediate impact and improve safety. 

Hazardous areas: It is important that emergency exits, passageways with automatic doors and areas of heavy traffic where only certain vehicles are allowed are not obstructed. For this reason these areas need to be clearly marked out. 

Floor layouts: Pathways and traffic filtering areas require marking that is clear and simple to follow. One way traffic and production areas need to be clearly defined with a logical layout to increase productivity and safety. 

Specific labelling: If you enter a loading area or traffic zone there is a potential safety risk, whether in an industrial or public area. This is why it is always necessary to follow standard practice relating to colour coding.

Can I use aerosols for line marking?

For clear and precise line marking, Watco recommends using aerosols. Using our applicators will enable you to produce flawless lines on a range of surfaces. 

Watco Sprayline Plus is an industrial line marking aerosol system which is quick drying and ideal for factory floors and car parks. It is designed for fast and easy application.

What line marking paints are available?

Watco offers a wide range of economic and durable paints for road marking. 

Ideal for highlighting potentially hazardous areas, Watco High Visibility Paint can be used for marking out lines, walkways and playgrounds; it is easy to apply with either a brush or roller. 

If you have areas that are subject to heavy traffic, Watco recommends using Watco Epoxyline. It is an epoxy resin based solvent-free formula, which is virtually odour free, so ideal for applications in confined areas. Watco Epoxyline can be applied on rough concrete and onto non brittle paint; it also has excellent resistance to abrasion and chemical attack. 

Watco Trafficline is ideal for use on private roads, car parks, industrial floors and playgrounds. It can be applied to asphalt and concrete, as well as existing but worn thermoplastic markings. 

Watco Roadmarker Reflective is ideal for use in areas that require quick drying times. It has excellent anti-slip properties and has the added advantage of being reflective. 

If you require coloured line marking for areas such as warehouses, walkways, parking spaces and tennis courts, Watco recommends using Watco Asphalt Paint.

How can lines be made anti slip?

Watco Safety Tape is the perfect solution for anti slip line marking, as it comes in a range of widths and grades and is extremely tough and durable. It offers immediate slip resistance on stairs and ramps for both pedestrians and vehicles and can be applied using its self-adhesive backing to wood, concrete, metal and some painted surfaces. 

Watco Epoxy Grip Strip is ideal for use on both interior and exterior stairs and ramps and is equally suitable for applications on concrete, wood and tiles. 

Watco Conformable Safety Tape is ideal for applying to profiled metal, structured sheets, ladder rungs and profiled slabs. It is made of aluminium and a soft adhesive that moulds to the substrate.

What stencils are available for line marking?

These reusable stencils can be used in car parks and on pavements, floors, walls and loading bays. They are made of sturdy PVC, and can be used to create words, numbers and logos. 

Watco Floor Stickers are ideal for floors and traffic areas where signage is needed. Each sticker is 430mm in diameter and is designed to highlight specific hazards or risks. 

Watco recommends using Watco Floor Signalling to mark out walkways or areas in warehouses where vehicles are used; they can withstand heavy traffic immediately after application.

How can I mark spaces in a car park?

Car parks need to be clearly marked to comply with regulations, for example to highlight those areas set aside for disabled users. 

For a painted, more permanent alternative, Watco recommends using Watco Roadmarker, as it is tough, versatile and quick drying. It is ideal for application on bare concrete or asphalt floors. It can be roller or brush applied and is showerproof within 1 hour. To make your lines more visible use Watco Roadmarker Reflective

Watco Thermoline Lines provide a permanent line marking solution, combining longevity with excellent adhesion and ease of application. They are designed for roadways, warehouses, pavements, car parks and heavily trafficked areas and are suitable for both internal and external use. The lines are preformed, so there is no need for cutting although if desired this can be carried out quickly on site.

How do I mark out pedestrian areas?

By marking out pedestrian areas you are able to control the flow of movement and access to restricted, prohibited and public areas. Before applying any line marking it is important to identify what type of areas it is needed in.

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