How long does it take to mark a car park?

Car park markings are typically straighforward; clean and clear crisp white lines to be laid, occasionally with some hatching, depending on the requirement.

As with the majority of the line marking jobs we do, the preparation of the surface takes the longest to do. This isn’t really something that can be rushed or that we can cut corners on, as the longevity of the new lines marked are dependent on the surface they are marked on.

Not all car parks have full, solid lines, some have partial lines that mark out the corners of a space.

Dirty, damaged and stained surfaces that haven’t been properly prepared have to be refreshed much more frequently than surfaces that are cleaned and clear prior to marking. From a cost perspective you pay more in the long run when you prioritise the speed of completion over the delivery. 

The majority of car park markings can be easily completed in a day or even half a day. This is of course entirely dependent on the size of the site and the number of spaces to be marked, and whether there are existing markings to be removed or whether it’s a blank canvas.

The products used to mark the car park are also an important consideration. If your carpark is on a tarmac surface we use hot thermoplastic, for concrete surfaces paint can be used, or a longer lasting cold thermoplastic (MMA).

Other considerations when marking a carpark are if you need disabled or parent and child spaces, if there are areas that require hatching, or if directional arrows or speed roundels are needed.

If you need old lines re-marked, a blank space turned into a car park or you even want to totally change the layout of an existing car park we have many years of experience in this field. Our friendly team can discuss your requirements when the work is booked in, get in touch by calling 01905 820951 or email