Linemarkers South East Queensland provide a free quotation service, we answer questions both on and off site. This article provides the most frequently asked questions when quoting on line marking projects.
Common Line Marking Quote Questions And Answers
Below are 20 common questions we are asked when quoting and how we at Linemarkers South East Queensland answer.
At Linemarkers South East Queensland we get asked lots of questions when quoting here are 20 of the most common ones. Our office staff and on site quoting crew are always only too happy to answer any queries. Sometimes it is great to be able to do some prior research before having someone coming out to quote. We thought we would write some of the most common questions asked and our answers so you can have a read. These answers are general only; it all depends on your circumstances.
- What sort of paint do we use on concrete or bitumen? At Linemarkers South East Queensland we generally use road marking paint – the quality of these varies so choose wisely. We use quality paints from Dulux and Jotun.
- How long before we can drive on the new paint? If it is road marking paint, then within an hour or so for light car traffic. Heavy trucks or forklifts might need longer.
- Do you use 2 pack epoxy? Yes, we can paint with that. Please be aware that it does take a minimum of twelve hours before it is in any way trafficable.
- We have had a safety audit; how do we make the paint visible at night? We can add reflective glass.
- We have had a safety audit; how do we make the paint not slippery? We can add anti slip to enhance this, though keeping the area clean and dry is imperative.
- What colours can we use? The basic colours used are white and yellow, but we can paint most colours. Our specialist paint suppliers have a wide range of colours.
- Are there rules for which colours to use? Mostly it is your place so it is up to you but there are Australian Standards that can apply – it depends on your industry.
- We would like to have our company logo put in our car parking bays, can you do that? Yes, and we will endeavour to match your company colours too.
- Does the surface need cleaning before painting? Generally, bitumen just needs a sweep clean; dirty and mould affected outdoor concrete needs water blasting so the paint will last. Sometimes internal concrete may need cleaning to remove significant dirt.
- We have people always parking where they are not allowed. What is the best wording to use between no parking or keep clear? Keep clear give a stronger message in our experience.
- Do you install signs? Can we have one tailor made to our site? Yes, we do install signs and we can arrange a sign with your required wording or pictograms.
- Do you install car bumps? We install these and we also call them wheel stops. We can supply ones made from either concrete or recycled rubber.
- Do you install speed humps? Yes, we install Slow Motion Compliance Super Heavy Duty Speed Humps (LLDPE – Linear low density polyethylene). We can also paint on bitumen or concrete speed humps.
- Will you paint on our steel speed hump because the paint is wearing off? Generally speaking, we don’t recommend repainting these. Most are powder coated. Any additional paint will soon wear off.
- We have just had concrete poured. Can you paint next week? Concrete needs to cure for 28 days before painting. If your need to have the paint down is urgent, we will ask you to sign a release form.
- We have just had bitumen laid. When can you paint? It generally takes 3 to 4 days for the bitumen to cure. If we paint before this, the chemicals in the bitumen can turn the paint a nasty brown colour.
- We have a new warehouse and the floor is very shiny to make it easier to clean. Will the paint stick? Tricky one! We really need to know what additives have been put in the concrete because some are not compatible with paint. If you do not know what product has been added to your concrete, we can do a product test.
- How long does the paint last? Another tricky one! It really depends on the amount of traffic going over the lines. A quiet car park with occasional traffic will have lines last longer compared with a busy distribution centre using steel skid forklifts which are very harsh. Sorry we cannot be more specific, but our sales representative will discuss this with you on site.
- How do we charge? By the metre or metre squared. Lettering and numbering are charged individually. Stencils are charged per spray.
- Does it cost more on weekends? Our crew work a Saturday as part of the week, so generally no.
Hope we have answered some of your questions. Please call Linemarkers South East Queensland’s office on 07 3277 2448 for a free, no obligation quotation and someone at the end of the phone who is happy to answer any more questions you may have.