School Playground Painting

School Playground Painting

We can carry out school playground painting in the UK to enhance the look of existing tarmac surfaces and improve play for young children.

Non Slip Paint Suppliers

Non Slip Paint Suppliers

Our non slip paint suppliers can install brightly coloured paint to school playgrounds to create new designs and games for the youngsters.

Play Area Surface Painting

Play Area Surface Painting

We can carry out play area surface painting across the UK to transform old, worn out areas and create fun and enjoyable games for young people.

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School Playground Painting

Our team are experts in school playground painting and we have a variety of colours for you to choose from.

Our anti slip playground paints are perfect for schools and nurseries as the slip resistance helps to prevent the children from falling over. Play area colour coating is more cost effective when compared to other coloured flooring types.


If you're interested in more information regarding play area painting, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Why Choose Us?

As specialists in the painting of nearby school playgrounds, we create a number of designs using our premium paints.

Many schools and nurseries closest to you opt to have their play areas painted along with thermoplastic playground markings installed.

Popular nursery and school playground markings include hopscotch, snakes and ladders, letters and numbers.

We create putdoor playground designs which incorporate the school markings (thermoplastic markings) into the painted design to make a much more enjoyable game for the children to get involved in during outdoor play.

Our outdoor surface painters can create educational designs like world maps and alphabet games and activities to improve the children's learning, social skills and creativity whilst they play.

Since we have so many colours and designs to choose from it can be hard to pick a design that is right for you; our experts will let you know which type of designs are best for each key stage and help you choose the right colours to coat your existing surface.

Types of School Playground Painting

There are several types of school playground painting techniques and materials that can be used to create engaging and educational play spaces. Here are some common types:

  • MMA Coating: MMA is a type of resin that is known for its exceptional durability, fast curing time, and resistance to chemicals, weathering, and wear. It is commonly used in various applications where a high level of performance is required.
  • Acrylic Anti-Slip Paint: Acrylic anti-slip paint is a type of paint that is formulated to provide a non-slip surface on various substrates. It is commonly used in areas where slip resistance is important to prevent accidents, especially on surfaces that may become slippery when wet. This type of paint typically contains additives or aggregates that create texture and improve traction, making the surface safer to walk on, even in wet conditions.
  • Thermoplastic Markings: Thermoplastic markings are made from a heat-applied material that adheres to the surface and becomes highly durable and long-lasting. These thermoplastic playground markings are available in various colours and designs, and they are resistant to wear and fading.
  • Traditional Paint: This involves using regular paint to create playground markings. While it can be cost-effective initially, traditional paint tends to wear out quickly and may require frequent touch-ups and maintenance.
  • Stencils and Spray Paint: Stencils can be used with spray paint to create specific designs, patterns, or educational content on the playground surface. While this method can be customisable and cost-effective, it might not be as durable as other options.
  • Educational Markings: These types of markings include letters, numbers, shapes, and other educational content that encourage learning through play. They can be applied using various painting techniques, such as stencils or thermoplastic materials.
  • Interactive Games: Playground surfaces can be painted with various interactive games, like hopscotch, four square, or mazes, which encourage physical activity and social interaction among students.
  • Safety Markings: Safety markings include boundary lines, crosswalks, and other indicators that help students understand where they can safely play and move.
  • Inclusive Designs: Playground painting can also be used to create designs that are inclusive and accessible for children of all abilities. This might include sensory paths, braille designs, or wheelchair-friendly routes.
  • Custom Logos and Branding: Some schools choose to incorporate their logos, mottos, or branding elements into the playground design, creating a sense of identity and pride among students.
  • Colourful Landscapes: Playgrounds can be transformed into colourful landscapes with designs that resemble roads, rivers, towns, or imaginary worlds, encouraging imaginative play.

When choosing a type of playground painting, consider factors such as durability, maintenance requirements, budget constraints, and the specific educational and recreational goals of the school.

Thermoplastic markings are often favoured for their durability and longevity, but other techniques like stencils and traditional paint can also be used effectively depending on the needs and priorities of the school community.

Costs of School Playground Painting

The average costs of school playground painting is £1,500-£3,000. However, this is a very rough price as there are a lot of factors which will impact the price of the job.

The cost of painting school playgrounds can vary based on several factors, such as the size of the area, the complexity of the designs, the type of markings, the location, and the local labour and material costs. Here are some cost considerations:

  • Size of the Area: The larger the playground area, the more materials and labour will be required, which can influence the overall cost.
  • Complexity of Designs: Intricate and detailed designs will require more time and effort to paint, potentially increasing the cost.
  • Type of Markings: Thermoplastic markings are generally more durable and long-lasting than traditional painted markings. While they can initially cost more, their longevity may make them a cost-effective choice in the long run.
  • Colour Options: Using multiple colours in your designs or having custom colour requests may add to the cost.
  • Location: Local labour costs and material availability can vary based on your geographic location.
  • Surface Preparation: Properly preparing the playground surface before applying markings is essential for longevity. If the surface requires additional preparation, such as cleaning, repairing cracks, or priming, this can affect costs.
  • Contractor Costs: Hiring professionals for installation will have associated labour costs. This cost can vary based on the expertise and reputation of the contractor.
  • Travel and Transportation: If the contractor needs to travel a significant distance to the site, additional costs for travel and transportation of materials may apply.
  • Permits and Regulations: Depending on your local regulations, you may need to obtain permits or meet specific requirements for playground markings, which could influence costs.
  • Additional Features: If you're adding additional features like custom logos, educational designs, or game boards, these can increase costs.

When quoting for these works, our team will need to know some details of the project, including the scope of the project, the site location and get an idea of what you are wanting to create.

School Playground Painting Benefits

Painting school playgrounds can offer a wide range of benefits to both students and the school community as a whole. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Enhanced Safety: Clear and well-defined playground markings can improve safety by providing boundaries for play areas, helping children understand where they should play, walk, or line up.
  • Anti Slip: The paint we use provides slip resistant properties to the surface and this is beneficial for anyone using the area.
  • Physical Activity Promotion: Playground markings can encourage physical activity and active play. Games like hopscotch, jump rope, and maze designs provide opportunities for children to engage in fun and active playtime.
  • Skill Development: Educational markings, such as number grids and alphabet designs, can facilitate learning in an informal and engaging manner, aiding in the development of early literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Social Interaction: Playground markings that include group games or cooperative activities promote social interaction and teamwork among students, helping them develop important social skills.
  • Inclusive Play: By incorporating inclusive designs and games, playground markings can ensure that all students, regardless of abilities, can participate in play and activities.
  • Structured Play: Playground markings offer structured play options that can help reduce conflicts and boredom during recess, providing students with a variety of engaging activities.
  • Creativity and Imagination: Markings that resemble roads, towns, or imaginative landscapes can spark creativity and encourage imaginative play among children.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Thermoplastic markings are highly durable and resistant to wear and tear, which means they require less maintenance compared to traditional painted markings. This reduces the need for frequent touch-ups and repainting.
  • Longevity: High-quality thermoplastic markings have a longer lifespan than paint, making them a cost-effective long-term investment for the school.
  • Durability: As well as improving the appearance of the area, having a coat of paint applied can protect the surface from wear and tear and can also make it easier to keep clean.
  • Aesthetics: Well-designed playground paint and playground markings can enhance the overall appearance of the school's outdoor space, making it more visually appealing to students, parents, and visitors. We can install playground paints in bright stimulating colours, making playgrounds brighter.
  • Customisation: Playground markings can be customised to align with the school's branding, values, and educational goals. Custom logos or designs can create a unique and memorable playground experience.
  • Positive School Culture: Playgrounds that are well-maintained and thoughtfully designed contribute to a positive school culture, showing that the school cares about students' well-being and providing them with enjoyable and safe spaces.
  • Environmental Considerations: Some playground marking materials, such as water-based paints and eco-friendly thermoplastics, can be more environmentally friendly, aligning with the school's sustainability goals.

Playground Paint Suppliers Near Me

Our playground paint suppliers only make use of premium materials to make certain you receive the highest quality service.

Since we have years of experience inside the surfacing industry and we only use the best materials, our prices may not always be the cheapest; however we do offer the best value for money.


You will find that there are cheaper contractors to choose from, although you should take into account that these may not have enough experience and may not use the top quality materials like we do.

Our local specialists work hard to make sure your play area is finished to a top standard. Our main goal is to ensure that our clients are happy with our services and the children enjoy the new playground games available to them. 

If you'd like to discuss painted playgrounds in further detail, please fill out the contact form to speak to one of our professionals.

Painting School Playgrounds

A number of head teachers decide to get their school playgrounds and surrounding areas, painted to increase opportunities for the students and gain a better OFSTED report during school inspections.

We carry out painting and playground markings for schools, as a way to improve their Ofsted ratings, as we may include new designs which incorporate interactive learning which is one thing school inspectors look out for.

The application of playground paints will also help to improve the appearance of the playground and make children more likely to take part in the games. If you want to better your school's P.E. lessons or sport in general, we may carry out school playground painting for sports like tennis, netball basketball and football.

The anti-slip painting will enhance the look and play of the sports space and will increase the amount of children wanting to take part. We can also colour coat prior to installing playground markings to produce a professional looking facility within your playground.

We can apply playground paint onto a range of surfaces, including tarmac and concrete playgrounds.

As specialists within the industry, we are able to work with your existing space and budget to create the best designs and games for your students.

How to Paint Play Area Flooring Near Me

When looking how to colour coat play area flooring, you will need to take a few things into consideration before the installation:

  1. Clean the surfacing and apply a chemical treatment prior to installing the paint to make certain it sticks to the surface and doesn't come away with any dirt.
  2. Repair any cracks on the surface if necessary.
  3. Pour the paint onto the surfacing (or colour spray the area if it is for a sports facility).
  4. Spread the paint evenly in the desired shapes and designs.
  5. Apply any playground graphics for schools which you require.

It is important to get a professional company to apply playground colour coating if you want the surface to last a long time.

We make use of high quality materials to ensure the life span of the surfacing is extended as far as possible.

We would also recommend regularly cleaning the play area to lengthen the lifespan further. Routine maintenance can be carried out by you or our professional contractors.

Where is Playground Paint Installed?

Playground paint, including various types of markings and coatings, can be installed in a variety of locations within a playground or outdoor play area.

The specific areas where playground paint is installed depend on the intended use, design, and goals of the play space. Here are some common locations where playground paint is often installed:

  • Primary School & High School
  • Nurseries
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas
  • Sport Courts (tennis, netball, football, basketball courts etc.)

Playground Surface Design

When it comes to painting a playground, there are so many colours, designs and patterns available. If you are unsure on how you would like the play area to look, we can create a design for you.

If you have an idea of what you would like to achieve and speak to our team, we will be able to go though the design with you and provide you with a quote for the works and discuss the products we would recommend.

School playgrounds tend to be painted in bright colours and patterns to make them more attractive and enjoyable and our specialists can create a suitable design for you, whether this is for a playground, recreation area or mural.

What is School Playground Paint?

School playground paint refers to a type of paint specifically designed and used for enhancing school playgrounds and outdoor play areas.

This type of paint is formulated to provide a range of benefits, including safety, aesthetic appeal, and educational opportunities for students. It can come in various forms, including traditional paint and specialised materials like thermoplastic.

What is Anti Slip Paint?

Anti slip paint is a coating which is used to colour existing surfaces and improve the slip resistance.

Anti slip paint is often used in school playgrounds and sports courts. The slip resistance properties mean that the children will be at less risk of falling over and hurting themselves.

Non slip paint is also available in a range of different colours; this allows various designs and patterns to be installed which can completely renew the area.

The non slip paint which our specialists use for school playgrounds is poured out and spread evenly over the existing surface. This type of coloured coating is durable and long lasting and can enhance the overall look of the area.

For more information on anti slip play area painting, please fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Paint do you Use on a Playground?

The different types of paints used on a playground include acrylic, water-based latex paint and epoxy.

What is the Most Popular Paint Colour for a School Playground?

The most popular colour for school playgrounds is blue.

Other popular colours include yellow, red, green, orange and purple.

We are able to install a variety of playground paint in bright colours.

How Long Does Playground Paint Last?

Playground paint usually last 2-3 years but this will depend on the amount of usuage and the surrounding environment.

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We install a range of designs using anti slip paints and can create great painted concrete surfaces, tarmac and asphalt areas.


For more information on school playground painting or you are interested to find out about costs, please message our team using the contact form provided on this page; we will get back to you promptly with professional advice and a free quotation.

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