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Playground Marking Removal and the Benefits of Starting Fresh with Thermoplastic Markings

Playground Marking Removal and the Benefits of Starting Fresh with Thermoplastic Markings
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Playground Marking Removal and the Benefits of Starting Fresh with Thermoplastic Markings

Playgrounds are a hub of fun and activity for children of all ages, providing a space for games, learning, and social interaction. However, over time, the vibrant and colourful markings on playground surfaces can become worn, faded, and outdated. This is where playground marking removal and the application of new thermoplastic markings come into play, offering a host of benefits that contribute to the safety, aesthetics, and overall enjoyment of these vital spaces.

Marking removal is the crucial first step in rejuvenating a playground’s appearance and functionality. Here are some key reasons why it is essential to remove old markings before applying new thermoplastic markings:

Safety Enhancement

Worn-out and faded markings can create confusion and hazards for children using the playground. For instance, hopscotch grids or line games with unclear markings may lead to accidents and disputes among young players. By removing old markings and starting fresh, you can ensure that the playground is safe and free from potential hazards.

Improved Visibility

Thermoplastic markings are known for their vibrant colours and high visibility, which is essential for playground safety. Removing old markings allows for a clean canvas, ensuring that new markings are easily visible to children and supervisors. This improved visibility reduces the likelihood of collisions and accidents during playtime.

Enhanced Aesthetics

The appearance of a playground plays a significant role in attracting children and encouraging active play. Faded and outdated markings can make a playground seem uninviting and less engaging. Removing old markings and replacing them with new, visually appealing markings transforms the playground into an attractive and exciting space, promoting active play and creativity.

Customisation Options

Thermoplastic markings offer a wide range of customisation possibilities, allowing you to create unique and engaging designs that align with the playground’s theme or educational objectives. Removing old markings provides a blank canvas for these creative designs, ensuring that the playground’s aesthetics match its intended purpose.


Old paint-based or adhesive markings are prone to peeling, cracking, and fading over time, requiring frequent touch-ups and maintenance. Thermoplastic markings, on the other hand, are durable and long-lasting. By removing old markings and replacing them with thermoplastic options, you reduce the need for constant maintenance, saving time and resources in the long run.

Environmental Benefits

Removing old markings can be done with environmentally friendly methods, such as abrasive blasting or high-pressure water jets. This minimises the environmental impact compared to simply painting over existing markings. Additionally, thermoplastic markings themselves are eco-friendly, as they do not contain harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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Playground marking removal is a crucial step in the process of revitalising and enhancing the overall quality of playgrounds. By starting fresh with thermoplastic markings, you can significantly improve safety, aesthetics, and functionality while also benefiting from customisation options and long-term durability. Taking this approach aligns with environmental sustainability and ensures compliance with evolving safety and accessibility standards. Ultimately, investing in the removal of old markings and the application of new thermoplastic markings enhances the overall playground experience, making it a safer and more enjoyable space for children to learn and play.

If you would like to speak with our team, do not hesitate to get in touch. We work throughout the UK and provide services to schools and children of all ages. To speak with our team 0333 321 6695 or email info@uni-play.co.uk and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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