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Welcome to Playground Painting Ideas, your premier destination for vibrant and durable thermoplastic playground markings in the UK.

With a focus on creativity and safety, we specialise in installing high-quality thermoplastic playground markings and innovative painting solutions.

Transforming ordinary spaces into dynamic play areas, our expert team combines artistic flair with top-notch thermoplastic materials to create engaging environments for children of all ages.

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We are a leading playground marking design company that works to provide thermoplastic markings to schools and nurseries across the UK.

We work with a variety of clients across the country, offering creative playground markings to inspire educational fun for children of all ages.

Playground markings are a great way to make use of outdoor spaces without breaking the bank on expensive equipment and play items. A school playground can be easily transformed with our thermoplastic markings.

Our experienced team will work with you to create the perfect school playground environment for children of all ages in May 2024, making space for playground games in a safe and interactive environment that helps to create higher-performing kids. 

To learn more about what we do to create the right playground environment, please get in touch with our team today.

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Why Use Us?

We are a leading provider of school playground markings and have worked with schools and nurseries across the UK to develop designs, inspire kids and improve playground learning experiences.

Our experienced team has worked in the playground design field for years, allowing us to provide the right playground environment for children of all ages.

We can create custom designs to transform any learning destination into a space where students remain engaged and develop valuable interpersonal skills.

With our thermoplastic markings on the school playground surface, play areas are transformed and made accessible to children of all ages.

Most schools in the UK with playground markings have worked with our team, and we can create a play area out of anything.

If you are looking to inspire current and future generations and also create higher-performing kids using playground activities, get in touch with our team today.

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What are Thermoplastic Playground Markings?

Thermoplastic playground markings are durable and vibrant designs applied to playground surfaces using heat.

Composed of a blend of plastic polymers, these markings are melted and applied to the ground, where they quickly harden to create long-lasting and weather-resistant graphics.

Commonly used for games, educational elements, and decorative designs, thermoplastic playground markings are renowned for their durability, safety, and ability to enhance the play experience for children in playgrounds and recreational areas.

Types of Playground Markings

Playground markings come in various types to cater to different play activities and educational purposes. Some common types include:

Types of Playground Markings

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We work with primary schools and nurseries in the UK to transform the schoolyard into a fun learning destination for all kids.

Our thermoplastic playground markings have been inspiring children for years, and we continue to work with all kinds of designs to provide limitless learning to schools across the country.

Our thermoplastic markings can encourage physical activity in kids by supporting any physical activity offered by the primary school, such as our sports markings packages, as well as helping kids learn valuable interpersonal skills and social skills by working their imaginations, teaching teamwork and play advocating physical fitness.

We can use thermoplastic markings to create any kind of play experience for your school and encourage kids to learn valuable skills, even during their break time encouraging playground interactions.

Thermoplastic playground markings can be anything from colourful graphics to specific painting designs, such as a netball court or other sports facilities.

We offer bespoke playground marking designs, we can work with all needs to develop a fun and creative learning experience in the school playground.

From number tables to the school’s own games, our friendly team will create playground markings from a durable thermoplastic material that will last for years. If you are looking for help on your playground project, get in touch with us today.

Playground Painting Costs

The average cost of playground painting in the UK is between £750 Р£3,500. However this can vary depending on several factors such as:

This estimate includes both materials and labour costs. Keep in mind that additional expenses may be incurred for any necessary surface preparation, repairs, or custom designs.

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Where are Thermoplastic Playground Markings Installed?

Thermoplastic playground markings are commonly installed in various locations, including:

Where are Thermoplastic Playground Markings Installed?

Thermoplastic playground markings can be installed in any outdoor space where there is a need to enhance aesthetics, promote play, and encourage physical activity among children.

Benefits of Playground Painting

Playground painting can offer several benefits, both practical and developmental. Here are some of the advantages:

Safety Enhancement

Playground painting can help improve safety by clearly marking boundaries, traffic areas, and designated play zones.

Bright and vibrant colours can make it easier for children to identify and navigate different areas of the playground, reducing the risk of accidents.

Our playground painting material has anti slip qualities which improves the safety on play areas. 

Increased Aesthetics

Painting a playground can greatly enhance its visual appeal.

The use of vibrant colours, patterns, and creative designs can make the playground more attractive and inviting for children, encouraging them to engage in active play and exploration.

Educational Opportunities

Playground painting can be used to incorporate educational elements into the play environment and facilitate learning opportunities.

Educational games, numbers, letters, shapes, and other learning materials can be painted on the playground surface, offering children an interactive and engaging way to learn while they play.

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Community Engagement

Involving the local school community in the process of playground painting can foster a sense of ownership and pride.

Local residents, schools, or organisations can participate in the painting project, creating a shared space that brings the community together.

Longevity and Projection

Painting a playground surface can provide a protective layer that helps extend its lifespan.

The paint can help prevent wear and tear caused by regular use, weather conditions, and other factors, ultimately reducing maintenance costs and preserving the longevity of the playground.

Customisation and Personalisation

Playground painting allows for customisation based on the specific needs and preferences of the community or the organization managing the playground.

It provides an opportunity to incorporate themes, logos, or symbols that represent the identity or values of the community, making the playground a unique and personalised space.

Environmentally Friendly

Our thermoplastic markings are environmentally friendly which makes them preferable for schools and nurseries to include in their play area.

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Any primary school looking to improve what they can offer in terms of play and outdoor learning should contact our team today.

Playground markings, such as the playground games we can create in your schoolyard, will contribute to both the social skills and educational levels of all children involved making well-rounded students of all ages.

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We can work with you to develop a school playground that allows kids to develop more confidence as well as practical skills through imaginative play.

We enjoy driving creativity in kids through the work we do, which is why we offer a variety of services to schools across the country.

Any primary school can benefit from our playground markings, so get in touch today for a quote.

How do you Paint a Playground?

We can paint playground surfaces and equipment using thermoplastic markings. This is a durable, non-slip material cut from thin sheets of plastic to offer a safe and interactive environment for children of all ages.

Painting a playground involves several steps. Here is a general outline of how to paint a playground:

  1. Preparation: Clean the playground surface thoroughly by removing dirt, debris, and any loose materials. Repair any cracks, holes, or uneven areas on the surface. Ensure the surface is dry before proceeding.
  2. Plan the design: Determine the design, patterns, or markings you want to paint on the playground. Consider incorporating educational elements or thematic designs, if desired. Use stencils, templates, or freehand techniques to outline the playground design on the surface. Measure and mark the playground space accurately.
  3. Gather materials: Choose high-quality playground paint that is specifically designed for outdoor use and is non-toxic, durable, and weather-resistant. Select appropriate paint brushes, rollers, or spray equipment based on the size and intricacy of the design.
  4. Apply the paint: Start by applying a base coat or primer to the playground surface. This will help the paint adhere better and provide a consistent colour base. Allow the primer to dry completely according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Begin painting the playground design using the selected colours and techniques. Use multiple coats if necessary, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next one. Pay attention to safety markings, boundaries, play zones, and any other specific features you want to highlight.
  5. Finishing touches: Once the paint has dried completely, inspect the playground surface for any touch-ups or corrections that may be needed. Seal the painted surface with a clear, weather-resistant topcoat to enhance durability and protect the playground design from fading or chipping. Clean up any tools or equipment used during the painting process.
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Installing Play Surface Designs

Using thermoplastic playground surfacing, we can create an educational and interactive environment for all primary school students to enjoy.

This can be a great way to help them develop life skills as well as further their education, depending on the kind of markings you choose.

For example, we can add times tables and number games to the playground so children can continue to learn numeracy skills while playing.

We offer a range of playground marking designs for the playground surface, as well as playground marking packages to suit all needs.

Transform your Playground

Playground markings are a great way to transform any schoolyard without the cost of installing new equipment.

The designs can be made to suit any space, helping you to make the most of what is available, and allowing children to play freely at school.

If you are working with a limited budget but want to offer limitless learning, our markings are designed to last years and can be used by children of all ages and we can create custom multi-use playground markings designs to suit your needs. 


What Kind of Paint do you use on a Playground?

The most common type of paints used on playgrounds is thermoplastics, MMA, acrylic or latex-based paint.

On playgrounds, it’s essential to use paint that is specifically designed for outdoor use and can withstand heavy foot traffic and exposure to the elements.

Why should I Consider Painting my Playground?

Painting your playground can help to enhance its aesthetic appeal and make it a more engaging and enjoyable place for children to play.

It can also help to promote creativity, imagination, and learning by incorporating educational elements into the design.

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How Often should I Repaint my Playground?

Generally, you should plan to repaint your playground every few years to keep it looking fresh and vibrant.

However, the frequency of repainting your playground depends on factors such as weather conditions, usage, and the type of paint used.

How can I Ensure that my Playground Painting is Safe?

Safety should always be a top priority when painting a playground. Make sure to choose non-toxic, washable paints that are safe for children to use.

Also, be mindful of any uneven surfaces or trip hazards that could pose a danger to children.

Other Services we Offer

As well as installing playground markings, we also offer:

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