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Car park markings can stand alone or supplement other traffic control devices to convey regulations, warnings and guidance to drivers. By installing clear and reflective line markings, you can also maximise the available space allocated for the parking of vehicles. There are a number of products on the market that can be used to make road markings. We will discuss them below along with their recommended uses.

Hot Applied Thermoplastic

This material is extensively used, not just in the UK, but around the world. Hot applied thermoplastics are available in colours such as white, yellow, blue, red and green. Is best suited for outdoor use on bitumen-based surfaces like asphalt, surface dressing and tarmac. Thermoplastic needs the action of weather such as rain to maintain its good appearance.

Traffic Paint

This material is available in a wide range of colours. It can be applied through the use of a brush, roller or powered equipment. Some types of paint that can be used for car park markings are epoxy paint, water-based acrylic and methylmethacrylate paint. They are suitable for application on concrete, block paving, as well as indoor and outdoor surfaces.

Pre-formed Thermoplastic

Although they come in ready-made form, their characteristics are similar to hot applied thermoplastic. They are quite expensive because of the pre-cut logos and designs that are made in the factory. Pre-formed thermoplastics are applied by hand and gas torch and are ideal for prestige locations and multi-colour usage.


Tapes are available in different colours and are easy to apply. They are suitable for smooth surfaces whether indoors or outdoors. However, the downside of using tape is its removability, which can prompt vandals to deface or steal them.

Highways East Midlands offers high-quality car park marking services. Our team aims to deliver an exceptional service that suits any budget. All of our equipment and materials comply with demanding tests and performance standards to ensure that we are providing you with the best. For any enquiries, contact us on 0845 6262 444 or info@highwayseastmidlands.co.uk.