Line Marking Advice

Line marking products are typically used to define potentially hazardous areas. Watco has a wide range of floor marking solutions, from paints, tapes and their applicators, for a variety of conditions and surfaces.
Technical and safety data sheets are available for each of our products. If you have a question that we haven't answered below, please contact a product expert at 855-627-6350 or send us an email.

What products are available for line marking surfaces? 

Walkways: It is necessary that these areas are clearly marked out for both pedestrians and vehicles; they need to be easily recognizable to provide immediate impact and improve safety.

Hazardous areas: It is important that emergency exits, passageways with automatic doors and areas of heavy traffic where only certain vehicles are allowed are not obstructed. For this reason, these areas need to be clearly marked out.

Floor layouts: Pathways and traffic filtering areas require marking that is clear and simple to follow. One way traffic and production areas need to be clearly defined with a logical layout to increase productivity and safety.

Specific labeling: If you enter a loading area or traffic zone there is a potential safety risk, whether in an industrial or public area. This is why it is always necessary to follow standard practice relating to the color coding.

What line marking paints are available?

Watco offers a wide range of economic and durable paints for road marking. 

 Toughline uses Watco's brilliant versatile polyaspartic resin technology, Toughline guarantees high quality, wear and tear resistant lines for that difficult cold, wet environments.  

If you require colored line marking for areas such as warehouses, walkways, parking spaces, and tennis courts, Watco recommends using Asphalt Paint.

How can lines be made anti-slip? 

Safety Tape is the perfect solution for anti-slip line marking, as it comes in a range of widths and grades and is extremely tough and durable. It offers immediate slip resistance on stairs and ramps for both pedestrians and vehicles and can be applied using its self-adhesive backing to wood, concrete, metal, and some painted surfaces. 

Conformable Safety Tape is ideal for applying to profiled metal, structured sheets, ladder rungs, and profiled slabs. It is made of aluminum and a soft adhesive that molds to the substrate.

How do I mark out pedestrian areas? 

By marking out pedestrian areas you are able to control the flow of movement and access to restricted, prohibited and public areas. Before applying any line marking it is important to identify what type of areas it is needed in.