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Line marker paint, which brand is best?

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oddbob

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We need to re-line a car park and warehouse entrance as part of a job we have planned in March. I see there are lots of brands on the market and most are 750ml cans. Can anyone recommend a brand of line marking paint to use or are they all pretty much the same contents inside? It gets quite a lot of "traffic" over the lines from trucks and forklifts trucks.

I did think of subbing this job out but the quotes are really overpriced for a job which I imagine is quite easy to do with the right machine and paint combination.

Any help or advise would be welcome!
 

marcros

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i am not sure that the line marking paint in aerosols will be much good. I have never found it to be greatly permanent. I have only used whatever brand is stocked at arco, greenhams etc.
 

flying haggis

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i have used chlorinated rubber paint to mark out lines in warehouses and car parks.

Fairly slow to use as you need to mask the shape of line you want( We used parcel tape stuck to the tarmac and concrete) and brushes become use and throw
I dont think any paint will last long with heavy traffic unless you use the hot applied stuff like the white lines in the road.
 

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I don't want to sound unwelcoming, but did you realise that this is the hand tool section of a woodworking site? Most of the discussion on here is about planes, saws, chisels and suchlike. We all try to be helpful, but I suspect you'll get more replies to your question on a more general site, such as the Screwfix forum, or Diynot.
 

GazPal

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The simplest answer is to budget for and sub-contract the work out to road painting specialists. Cold applied paints tend not to take much trafficking. Especially in warehouse and customer car parking and access road situations and where surfaces are liable to extremes of temperature.
 
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