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Playground Marking Maintenance

Unlocking the Longevity of Thermoplastic Playground Markings

Thermoplastic playground markings

When it comes to playground aesthetics and durability, thermoplastic playground markings shine like a beacon of vibrancy. At Signet Play, we're so confident in the longevity of our offerings that we offer a generous 4-year warranty. But here's the kicker – they're built to last even longer, up to a remarkable 10 years (no pun intended.)

Want to ensure your playground markings stay bright and engaging for years to come? It's all about proper maintenance.

Caring for Your Playground Markings

After the initial installation of your playground markings, they'll dazzle and captivate for years. However, like all good things, they deserve some TLC over time to preserve their brilliance.

Our thermoplastic playground markings feature a robust, protective surface layer that's designed to keep them looking vivid and vibrant. To ensure they reach their full lifespan potential, it's essential to keep them free from dirt and debris buildup. Incorporated during installation, anti-slip beading is more than an accessory; it's a guardian. These tiny beads embedded within the thermoplastic material provide crucial underfoot grip, especially in winter. During installation, we add extra anti-slip beads free of charge to ensure longevity and ongoing safety.

Thankfully, thermoplastic markings are incredibly low-maintenance and may only require a yearly cleaning, depending on the playground's use. In the mean time, follow these top tips to keep your playground markings in pristine condition:

  • Weekly Sweep: A quick sweep once a week, or every other week, will keep debris and dirt at bay.

  • Grime-Busting: In case grime accumulates, a mild detergent and a soft bristle brush can work wonders. Ensure a thorough rinse afterward.

  • Monthly Hose Down: Once a month, give your markings a refreshing hose down to banish any lingering dust and dirt.

  • Jet Wash with Caution: If stubborn dirt persists, a jet wash can be a game-changer. Just remember to keep it at a 90-degree angle to avoid excessive pressure on the markings.

Preserving your school playground markings also means steering clear of actions that could harm them:

  • No Heavy Objects: Never drag heavy objects over the markings to protect their surface layer.

  • Watchful Eye: Keep an eye out for mischievous school children who might be tempted to chip at the markings.

  • Gentle on Detergents: Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage your playground markings. Always rinse detergents thoroughly.

  • Jet Wash with Care: When using a jet wash, maintain a 90-degree angle to prevent undue pressure on the marking's surface.

Thanks to the protective surface layer, a proper clean-up will breathe new life into your playground markings, instantly rejuvenating colors and designs.

Professional Touch-Ups

While thermoplastic markings are considerably more robust than traditional painted ones, high-traffic areas may still require professional touch-ups over time. This isn't a defeat, but part of the maintenance cycle. Our team can reapply anti-slip beading, ensuring your thermoplastic playground markings remain resilient.

Anti slip beading

Thermoplastic playground markings are champions of durability, outlasting painted ones by a remarkable margin. They're unfazed by cold or heat, and maintaining them is refreshingly simple. A routine sweep to clear debris, occasional gentle cleaning, and an annual inspection for potential issues are generally all that's required to keep them in top-notch condition.


Playground in need of a touch up? Get in touch with our expert team, or book a FREE site survey to find out how we can help.

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