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Playground Markings on Poor Quality Tarmac

by | Dec 21, 2014 | News

Colourful thermoplastic playground markings on poor quality tarmac

At first4playgrounds we are occasionally asked if we can install our colourful thermoplastic playground markings on poor quality tarmac. This is possible to be done if there are not too many large cracks in the tarmac area.

No 1 - Poor Tarmac for Playground Markings

Stage 1 The first thing that need to be done is for any loose material to be brushed off leaving the bare tarmac surface.

No 2 - Brush loose gravel from tarmac

Stage 2 The tarmac area should be thoroughly dried using a burner.

No 3 -Drying Tarmac

Stage 3 Any mud or moss should be removed using a wire brush. If this exposes any further moisture then the area should be dried once again.

Stage 4 The area where the thermoplastic markings are to be installed should be primed using a specialist primer compound. The primer is left to dry prior to any further work being carried out.

No 4 -Prime tarmac

Stage 5 The final stage is for the thermoplastic markings to be laid onto the tarmac and heated until it is adhered to the surface. We recommend that the plastic are heated well to ensure they do not lift in the future.

No 5 - Burn Thermoplastics onto Ground

If the above procedure is correctly carried out the markings should look great and last between 5 and 10 years depending on the surface of the tarmac.

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