Three Top Tips to Keep your Line Marking Tip Top

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALine marking is one of those tasks which looks simple to any untrained eye but to many peoples surprise, requires a high level of skill to ensure all markings drawn are accurate.

It’s easy to think there’s not much too it as, let’s face it, the internal and external line markings we see day to day on roads, in local parks or in sports halls are fairly basic looking. It’s one of those tasks in life where, once you try it out you’ll realise how difficult line marking can be, despite how it looks.

When marking, line markers must ensure all marked lines are mapped out in a way which ensures they’re going to be completed neatly, accurately and precisely.

Professional line marking requires practice, patience and a close attention to detail.

Here at KVR Coatings, we’ve devised 3 simple line marking tips which will strongly aid line marking beginners in improving their line marking results while producing neater, better-looking lines and markings.

So, without further ado, see below, our: Three Top Tips to Keep your Line Marking Tip Top…

1.Planing and Preparation is Key

line m panningHere at KVR Coatings, we live on the ethos of planning and preparation at every interaction being the key to many things in life; line markings being a firm one of them.

While line marking may not involve any literal cutting, the adage “measure twice cut once” is still more-or-less applicable.
To complete accurate line markings, the line marker must ensure they’re fully aware of what, exactly, they’re marking and how they’re going to go about marking it.

Measuring everything carefully before starting to lay down any permanent lines is imperative.

Making sure you have every marking perfectly laid out with a clear knowledge of exactly what you’re doing before putting down the final marks is the best way to ensure your line markings are completely accurate.

Planning and preparing your lines before marking is the single, most important aspect of line marking as up until that point you still have the freedom to change anything you see fit and refine them before permanent paint is added over your mock up lines.

2. Good-Quality Equipment

warehouse line markingGood-quality equipment is essential when completing line markings as it benefits your line markings in a range of ways.

Investing in good quality line marking equipment allows your markings to be laid down much smoother and much more evenly while creating lines which are more consistent with sharper, crisper edges.

Better-quality equipment is also, in most cases, designed to be easier to handle offering better manoeuvrability, and having a greater range of useful features.

This tends to make it easier to produce better-quality results, giving you an overall more pleasant experience of line marking. Better equipment won’t do the job for you, but certainly makes it easier for you to produce results of a higher standard.

Our advice, and something we certainly take on board ourselves here at KVR Coatings, is to try and stick to equipment from more well-known brands with a strong, high reputations. Buying from branded retailers allows you to know that the equipment you’re purchasing is researched, tried, tested and perfected.

Lastly, ensure you research all of your options thoroughly before heading out and impulsively buying what you need.

3.Take Your Time

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Even for professional line markers with plentiful experience, internal line marking is not a job to be rushed.

Rather, it’s a job which requires a high level of care and attention, alongside some much patience. It isn’t always the most entertaining or mentally stimulating of tasks, but it’s important you don’t rush by trying to get the job done quickly.

Instead, to achieve the best results, take your time and proceed in the job carefully ensuring every things completed accurately and efficiently.

Finally, when undertaking line marking you must ensure all possible distractions are avoided- paying close attention to what you’re doing, and proceeding slowly and patiently without feeling under any pressure.

If you are under pressure because the job you’re completing must be done within a certain time frame; try to balance meeting that deadline with putting the time pressure to the back of your mind and focussing on doing the job properly-even if it involves taking things a little more slowly!

If you’re struggling to complete DIY line markings- save money and contact KVR Coatings now who’re always happy to help.

Here at KVR Coatings, we offer a range of services in internal and external line marking while ensuring the tasks are completed with a close attention to detail and efficiently. For more information, contact us direct now on 01942 677116 or by email at: enquiries@kvr-coatings.co.uk

The 2 Worst Mistakes That Line Markers can Make

Internal line marking may look like a fairly simple job on the face of it, but in practice it requires great care and attention to ensure all line markings are completed to a high, neat, clear standard.

Though some attempt DIY line marking, it’s important to hire line marking contractors who have a wealth of experience in this field if you’re not confident in completing line markings.

When undertaking line marking activities here at KVR Coatings, we ensure each of our line marking procedures are completed to the highest specifications ensuring each line is drawn and painted with close attention to detail, accuracy and precision.

If, like some, you’re not the most confident when completing line markings, we, here at KVR Coatings have two laughable mistakes you’re recommended to steer completely clear from, as follows:

Drawing Around Obstacles

Poor line marking example

Some line markers have been known to come to a common obstacle when line marking; blocking the path they’re supposed to follow (since they failed to plan their markings) and poorly attempting to rectify these mistakes by drawing lines swerving around what they’re supposed to have marked.

Drawing roughly around the obstacle is an unprofessional way of completing any line markings and quite frankly, looks laughable and unprofessional.

A good line marker or marking company will always ensure the space/ surface is completely clear before mock-lining then permanently marking any surface.

Spelling Mistakes

Line Marking Spelling MistakesThis is a very easy mistake to make when line marking, but it is a definite one to be avoided.

When called upon to lay down any line markings that involve words, line markers have sometimes been known to misspell the things they’re writing.

When you’ve approached the painting stage, misspellings is a simple, yet costly mistake to make. Despite many finding misspelt line markings funny, clients and public authorities, understandably have a very different view on the matter.

The trouble is, often, line markings must be completed to meet health and safety standards which means accuracy is imperative.

If you’re in any doubt about spellings it’s important you always proof read all written mock markings prior to laying down words.

The most highly literate of us are capable of making these kinds of mistakes so it’s important, when completing this task, that markers concentrate closely on the task in hand.

This mistake tends to come around because when line marking, your spelling out words very slowly, one letter at a time which isn’t how we’re used to writing.

Avoid the two main mistakes of line marking now and ensure you pay close attention to your line markings. If you’re a less confident line marker, invest in the quality line marking services KVR Coatings have to offer.

Don’t just take our word for it: see our galleries now for a look into the high quality, durable, professional internal and external line markings we’ve completed for clients large and small.