School Playground Painting in Alvingham

School Playground Painting in Alvingham

Our team of experts can carry out school playground painting with high durability paint as well as the application of thermoplastic games markings.

Play Flooring Designs in Alvingham

Play Flooring Designs in Alvingham

You can choose from loads of different design options for your school play area including educational activities, sports lines and fun games.

Durable Play Area Paint in Alvingham

Durable Play Area Paint in Alvingham

We use a specialist type of paint for tarmac playgrounds which means the finish is extremely durable and long lasting so that the kids can enjoy using the facility for a long time.

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School Playground Painting in Alvingham

We offer a range of expert services regarding school playground painting and playground markings in Alvingham LN11 0 with a choice of designs to suit every area.

Our team can apply heavy-duty coloured paint and thermoplastic Playground markings to create vibrant and diverse outdoor games spaces.

These are supplied in many shapes and styles so you can completely customise the high quality thermoplastic playground markings to suit your school and pupils.

Please get in touch for a quote by filling in the contact box on the right, and we'll get back to you with some information about the costs for your playground surface!


Our experts aim to give you the best service and results possible with all our playground markings for schools, so let us know if you would like to learn more to enhance and bring new life to your nearby school's outdoor play areas. 

Why Use Us?

We are an independent UK-based company accredited as playground marking installers with over 10 years of experience installing playground markings across the UK.

We have a number of certifications indluding; Chas and Constructionline.

Our team will be happy to help you create a fun play area and discuss the variety of designs available.

If you would like to find out more about our services for your playground surfaces, please enquire today with our dedicated design team!

Types of Playground Painting

There are various types of school playground painting that can be implemented to enhance the play environment.

High quality Thermoplastic playground markings are a popular choice for creating vibrant colours and durable designs on play surfaces.

These markings can transform plain tarmac, asphalt or concrete area, into engaging outdoor play areas.

Here are some common types of playground markings for schools:

Games and Activities

Thermoplastic playground markings can be used to create various playground games and activities on the playground surface in vibrant colours, that can aid outdoor learning. These can include:

These markings encourage physical activity, coordination, and learning through play.

Sports Court Markings

Sports courts can be painted with an acrylic anti-slip paint and then line marked for whatever sport required.

another option is to line mark onto tarmac with thermoplastic playground markings.

Thermoplastic playground markings can replicate sports court line markings on the outdoor play areas, allowing children to engage in sports such as:

These markings include court boundaries, goal line markings, centre circles, key areas, and specific game markings relevant to each sport while offering better slip-resistant qualities.

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Fitness Trails

Thermoplastic playground markings can be used to create fitness trails or circuits on the playground.

These markings typically include footprints or arrows indicating different exercises or activities, such as:

  • Jumping jacks
  • Lunges
  • Balance challenges
  • Stretching positions

The markings guide children through a series of fitness stations.

Roadways and Traffic Safety

Thermoplastic playground markings can simulate roadways to help teach children about road safety. These markings include:

  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Zebra crossings
  • Roundabouts
  • Traffic signals
  • Road signs

They promote awareness of road rules and pedestrian safety in a controlled environment.

Imaginative Play

Thermoplastic markings can also feature imaginative play designs, such as:

  • Animal footprints
  • Nature themes
  • Maps
  • Fantasy landscapes

These markings encourage creative play, storytelling, and role-playing activities.

Educational Markings

Thermoplastic playground markings can be used to enhance educational experiences. They may include:

  • Alphabet letters
  • Numbers
  • Shapes
  • Mathematical grids
  • Maps

These markings provide opportunities for interactive learning and can be incorporated into various games, physical education or other outdoor learning activities.

Safety Markings

Thermoplastic markings can include safety features such as:

  • Boundary lines
  • Hazard warnings
  • Designated safe zones

The right markings can help children understand and maintain safe play boundaries and reduce the risk of accidents in your outdoor space.


The specific types of thermoplastic playground markings can vary based on the design preferences, age group of the children, available space, and safety regulations.

Playground designers and suppliers often offer a range of standard designs and can also create custom markings to suit the specific needs and themes of your playground project.

Playground Painting Costs

The average cost of playground painting is between £1,500-£4,500.

Here are some factors that contribute to the costs of play area painting and playground markings:

Size and Complexity

The size and complexity of the painting and playground markings significantly influence the cost.

Larger playground areas with intricate designs require more materials and labor, leading to higher expenses.

Designs involving multiple vibrant colours, shapes, and detailed artwork may also require skilled professionals, contributing to additional costs.

Surface Preparation

Before applying paint and playground markings, the surface needs to be properly prepared.

This may involve cleaning, repairing cracks or potholes, and ensuring a smooth and even surface.

The condition of the playground surface and the extent of preparation required can impact the overall costs.

Installation and Labour

The installation of painting playgrounds and markings requires skilled labour, especially for complex designs.

The cost of hiring professionals to properly measure, layout, and apply the markings should be considered.

Additionally, factors such as accessibility, location, and working conditions may influence labor costs.

Customisation and Design Fees

If you opt for custom-designed playground, there may be additional costs associated with graphic design services for your unique designs.

Customisation allows you to tailor the markings to specific themes, educational content, or branding, for example, a school logo, but it may come at an extra expense.

It's important to note that the costs of playground markings can vary widely depending on location, scope, and other factors.

To obtain an accurate estimate, it is recommended to consult with playground marking suppliers, contractors, or specialists who can assess your specific requirements and provide detailed cost breakdowns based on your project's needs.


Benefits of School Playground Painting

School playground painting can provide various benefits for students, teachers, and the overall school environment.

Here are some potential advantages of school playground painting:

Enhanced Safety

Properly painted playgrounds can help improve safety by marking boundaries, indicating play areas, and creating visual cues for students.

Bright and visible markings can help prevent accidents and guide children to specific zones designated for different activities.

Physical Fitness

Engaging and colourful playground markings can encourage physical activity and active play among students.

Designs like hopscotch, mazes, or sports-related markings can inspire children to participate in games, boosting their overall fitness levels.

Creativity and Imagination

Unique and imaginative playground paintings can stimulate children's creativity and inspire imaginative play.

Designs such as imaginary landscapes, animal footprints, or interactive games can foster a sense of wonder and make the playground a more exciting and enjoyable space.


Playground paintings can be designed to incorporate educational elements such as alphabets, numbers, shapes, or maps.

These visually appealing educational markings can serve as additional learning resources, allowing children to reinforce their knowledge while having fun.

These types of markings are especially popular in primary schools, to create a successful environment of learning and fun games!

Social Interaction

Painted playground features like group games or cooperative activities can promote social interaction, teamwork, and cooperation among students.

Collaborative games like four square, circle games, or team challenges can facilitate positive social interactions and help develop important social skills.

Emotional Well-being

A vibrant and visually appealing playground environment can have a positive impact on students' emotional well-being.

Bright colours, cheerful designs, and a welcoming atmosphere can create a sense of happiness, boost mood, and reduce stress levels.

Inclusivity and Accessibility

Playground paintings can be designed to promote inclusivity and accommodate children with different abilities.

Markings that include tactile elements or designs suitable for visually impaired students can ensure that everyone can participate and enjoy the playground.


A well-painted playground can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the school environment.

It can create a positive impression for visitors, parents, and the wider community, making the school grounds an inviting and attractive space.

Increased Engagement and Interest

When the playground is visually stimulating and offers a variety of painted features, it can increase students' interest and engagement during break times.

This can result in a more enjoyable and fulfilling play experience, positively impacting their overall school experience.

Playground Paint Specialists Near Me

We have a wide range of experience with school playground markings and play areas, enabling us to do various expert services to meet the customer's specifications.

The school playground painting is available in bright colours, including red, blue, green and yellow for your outdoor space creating an amazing, aesthetically pleasing playground that can last for up to ten years.

You could also choose from a wide variety of colourful graphics, which are pre-cut into many shapes and designs. 

Our playground markings experts guarantee that the recreational surface markings are entertaining and beneficial for the children, so several distinct games may be enjoyed, stopping the children from getting bored.

The different high-quality thermoplastic markings we apply may include traditional activities, maths boxes, sporting activity lines and cartoon pictures in different colour choices and shapes to assist with outdoor learning.

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As well as applying anti-slip paint and thermoplastics for general playground games, we also offer designs for sports areas in local schools closest to you.

When we use sports lines, the client can pick from football, netball, basketball, tennis or dual-purpose designs, ensuring that the children enjoy these activities.

These games markings enable schools to use the all-purpose surface to also use the facility for physical education classes.

If you presently have play surface designs and they've become worn or faded after a while, our skilled specialist crew will come out to your location and enhance old graphics, boosting the playground aesthetically.

What is Playground Surface Painting?

Surface paintings for playgrounds are the designs that are placed on the ground to make an area appear more lively and vibrant.

Play area painting designs are usually non slip paint and commonly found as playground markings in schools, nurseries, EYFS, Kindergartens, Creches and other institutions for children and teenagers.

How do you Paint a Playground?

Painting a playground typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preparation: Clean the playground surface by removing dirt, dust, and debris. Use a broom, power washer, or suitable cleaning solution to ensure a clean and dry surface. Repair any surface damage like cracks, holes, or damaged areas on the playground surface. Smooth out rough spots and ensure a level and even surface for painting.
  2. Planning and Design: Determine the desired design and layout for the playground painting. Consider factors such as age appropriateness, educational elements, safety requirements, and any specific themes or motifs.
  3. Gathering Materials: Purchase appropriate playground paint suitable for outdoor use. Choose a weather-resistant paint that is durable and safe for children. Select brushes, rollers, or spray equipment suitable for the size and complexity of the project.
  4. Priming (if necessary): Apply a primer coat to the playground surface if recommended by the paint manufacturer. Priming helps improve the adhesion and longevity of the paint.
  5. Painting: Start by outlining the design elements using a pencil or chalk. This will serve as a guide for the painting process. Begin painting the new markings onto the larger areas first, using a roller or spray equipment for efficiency and coverage. Allow each coat of paint to dry thoroughly before applying subsequent coats or moving to the next section of the design. Apply additional coats as needed to achieve the desired colour intensity and durability.
  6. Finishing Touches: Once the paint has fully dried, inspect the playground painting for any touch-ups or adjustments that may be needed to make it a successful installation.
  7. Maintenance: Regularly inspect the new markings painted on your playground for any signs of wear, damage, or fading. Touch up or repaint as necessary to maintain the appearance and functionality of the design.

What are Thermoplastic Markings?

Thermoplastic markings are a type of school playground markings that are heat applied and installed onto tarmac surfaces.

They brighten up areas which are why they are commonly installed in primary schools and play areas.

Thermoplastic playground markings are colourful designs and patterns painted on the surface of playgrounds to provide children with engaging and educational activities.

These markings can include hopscotch grids, number lines, letter games, sports courts, and various shapes and patterns.

How do you Install Thermoplastic Markings?

Installing thermoplastic markings on a school playground typically involves the following steps:

  1. Surface Preparation: Ensure that the playground surface is clean, dry, and free from any debris or loose materials. Sweep or power wash the area to remove dirt, dust, and loose particles. It's important to have a smooth and well-prepared surface for proper adhesion of the thermoplastic material.
  2. Layout and Design: Plan the layout and design of the thermoplastic markings on the playground. Consider factors such as available space, desired markings, safety requirements, and age-appropriate designs. Use measuring tapes, rulers, and chalk lines to mark out the positions and boundaries of the markings.
  3. Preheating the Surface: Before applying the thermoplastic material, preheat the playground surface using a heat gun or propane torch. This helps to open the pores of the surface and ensures better adhesion of the thermoplastic material.
  4. Melting the Thermoplastic: Heat the thermoplastic material in a melting kettle or applicator machine such as a propane lance according to the manufacturer's instructions. The temperature and heating time may vary depending on the specific thermoplastic product being used. Ensure that the material is melted to a suitable consistency for application.
  5. Application: Pour or extrude the melted thermoplastic material onto the desired areas of the playground surface. Use hand tools or specialised applicator machines to spread and shape the material into the desired markings. Pay attention to the accuracy of the lines, shapes, and designs as per the layout plan.
  6. Cooling and Curing: Allow the applied thermoplastic markings to cool and cure. The curing time can vary depending on the ambient temperature and the specific thermoplastic product used. Follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding the recommended curing duration before allowing children to use the playground.
  7. Post-Installation Inspection: Once the thermoplastic markings have cooled and cured, inspect the installation for any imperfections, inconsistencies, or loose edges. Trim any excess material and ensure that the markings are properly adhered to the surface.


Installing Play Surface Designs

The designs we apply are made of non-slip paint and created from plastic shapes laid out to the preferred surface and heated until they soften and stick to the tarmac surface.

These graphics are available in several distinct colourings, shapes, and specifications to accommodate exactly what the client wants.

We will apply paint to the tarmac playground before applying the play area graphics if required.

This will appear like a totally new playground because it will be better and help the markings get noticed.

It is common for schools and nurseries in Alvingham LN11 0 to get plastic playground markings installed t their surrounding areas.

It is possible to choose from various academic designs, classic games, geographical maps and enjoyable cartoon figures.

School Recreational Facilities Near Me

Having these kinds of exciting playground designs on the nearby school play area gives children a chance to be much more energetic and have fun participating in informative outdoor learning activities.

We will install a thermoplastic that is based on the kids' nationwide curriculum course.

By applying a thermoplastic like this, the school may enhance their outside learning environment, and their students can acquire innovative skills.

Very little disturbance is caused by applying thermoplastic playground markings, as they will be applied fairly quickly and tend to be resilient and reliable.

Old graphics may also be repaired and maintained easily and quickly by the experts.

Furthermore, we can offer maintenance or removal of outdated designs that may have damaged age, and we can reinstall them with a fresh pattern to keep your surface eye-catching.

You might like to boost the look of your current designs.

We can complete a relining method to offer the flooring a completely new quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Playground Paint Last?

Playground paint typically last 2-5 years. However, the longevity of playground paint can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • The quality of the paint
  • The type of surface it is applied to
  • The amount of foot traffic and use the playground receives
  • The local weather conditions

How Long Do Thermoplastic Markings Last?

Thermoplastic markings can last 10+ years if they are well maintained.

Thermoplastic markings are long lasting and durable which is why they are so popular for schools.

What Kind of Paint do you Use on a Playground?

The kind of paint which you can use on a playground is acrylic anti-slip paint or MMA.

The type of paint you use will depend on the current surface condition and what the area will be used for.

Can you Paint Outdoor Playground?

Outdoor playgrounds can be painted if the surface is suitable..

If the surface is tarmac or concrete, then the playground can be painted.

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