If you have decided to repaint the faded or peeling lines on your premises' car park, here are a couple of tips that you may find helpful.
Check the weather forecast before deciding when to do this job
It's important to check the weather forecast before selecting a date on which to repaint the car park's lines. Certain types of weather conditions can affect both the finished appearance of the newly painted lines and the length of time it takes for the paint to completely dry.
If, for example, it rains heavily after you have just finished painting, the rainwater may mingle with the wet paint and cause it look patchy or textured when it then dries. Likewise, if the humidity levels are extremely high both on the day that you perform this task and for several days afterward, it will take far longer for the paint to completely dry.
This could be very problematic, as the customers who then use your car park could end up with paint stuck to their vehicles' tyres or the soles of their shoes. This could result in them filing a formal complaint or deciding to shop for their required products or services elsewhere.
As such, it is vital to be careful about when you carry out this work. Ideally, you should do it on a day on which it is expected to be dry, sunny and not particularly humid.
Use a line-marking machine instead of doing it manually
Whilst it is possible to repaint the lines of your car park by hand, it is best to use a line marking machine instead. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, line-marking machines are designed to produce very precise, neat lines in a matter of seconds. Conversely, if you were to do this job manually, you would have to apply the paint extremely slowly and carefully to produce the same kind of precise results that this machine can deliver, and as such, the entire process would take much longer. This time could be better spent on taking care of other important tasks related to your business.
Secondly, a line-marking machine will make this task a lot less physically strenuous. Rather than having to kneel down on the hard tarmac or concrete for an hour or more (and potentially hurt both your knees and your back in the process) and having to lug a heavy tub of paint from one part of the car park to another, you can simply grab the handle of the wheeled line-marking machine and gently push it around the areas of the car park that need to be painted.
To learn more, contact a company like A1 Roadlines Pty. Ltd.