How does Road Line Removal work?

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Nov 15, 2021 Posted by: Admin Tips & Advice

Line Removal in Roads

Although road markings are intended to last long, they must be removed. For instance, when a traffic condition changes or a parking lot is remodeled. Stripes and pavement markings can be removed efficiently using specialized tools and techniques.

Eliminating existing road lines or pavement markings is a major challenge. The marks must be removed effectively and without damaging the road surface. Occasionally, the lines are even harder than the underlying asphalt. Additionally, the asphalt ingredients are extremely porous, allowing road paint to penetrate the surface pores. Reason enough to invest in the proper equipment for
road line removal.


Road line removal techniques

The method used in road line removal will be determined by the surface type and the marking that needs to be removed.

Black Out – A temporary solution, blacking out includes covering the existing marking with line-marking paint. When it comes to road line markings, this method is subject to various restrictions and time constraints.

Blasting – This is one of the most often used processes for removing lines. Typically, one of two mediums is used: garnet or high-pressure water. Both of these techniques are irreversible and will result in the permanent removal of line markings. 

As you can see, line markings have a lot of benefits, ranging from aesthetics, safety, and customer service. If the lines in your parking lot need to be altered, you need to find a reliable road line marking company that will do the job for you. 


At Angle Linemarking, our primary goal is to ensure complete customer satisfaction. That is why we give our clients – large and small – flexibility, expert service, and reasonable costs. We can remove lines beyond the business hours to cause the least amount of interruption to your business and/or the general public.