How Do I Remove Pavement Markings From Asphalt?

Grand Rapids, MI Asphalt Paving Contractors

You can grind, blast, or chemically dissolve pavement markings from asphalt. Whether you need to update your parking lot or cover up a line striping mistake, you can trust our expertise.

As a line striping contractor, we’ll help your parking lot look like new.

Check out the different ways we can remove pavement markings from your parking lot.


One way we remove pavement markings is to grind them away. Yet, doing this won't completely remove pavement markings. Instead, you'll have a light outline of where the pavement markings used to be on your asphalt. This option is best if you need fast results and don't care about getting the "perfect finish." We'll explain your options first so you can make an informed decision.

In general, we may recommend grinding away a pavement marking if it only affects a small patch of asphalt. That way, you're able to preserve the overall look of your asphalt parking lot.


Sound extreme? Don't worry, we're not using dynamite. Instead, our crew will use sand or water to blast the surface of your parking lot. That way, we'll be able to remove your old pavement markings.

Once we've removed the old pavement markings, we can paint new ones. For example, you may want to create more handicap spaces near the front of your building. We’ll be able to work with you to come up with the best parking lot design.

Our team has the training and experience to safely blast away your old pavement markings. This leaves you with a "blank slate" so you can create an asphalt parking lot that's safe for motorists and pedestrians.

We offer services for parking lot line striping and are ready to help!

Chemical Dissolving

We don't recommend you use chemical solvents. This is because many of them also dissolve asphalt and sealcoating. The last thing you need is to cover up a line striping mistake only to make more serious problems.

The best solution is to call A-1 Asphalt. We'll be able to remove pavement markings in a way that is safe and won't destroy your parking lot.

Hire an Asphalt Contractor

You can always hire an asphalt contractor like A-1 Asphalt to remove pavement markings. That way, you can expect professional results every time. 

Our crew will also be able to paint new pavement markings. We strive to make your asphalt parking lot look better than it did when we arrived. This is one of the many benefits of working with A-1 Asphalt.

We understand that you don't want your parking lot closed for long. This is why we work efficiently to get the job done on time. Be sure to check out our blog post on how to prepare your parking lot for line striping.

If we have an unexpected delay, you can expect our team to let you know and come up with a solution that works.

Request a Free Estimate From A-1 Asphalt

As a line striping contractor, we work hard to earn your business and are proud to serve Wayland and the Greater Grand Rapids areas. To request a free estimate, call A-1 Asphalt at (800) 871-4401.

This blog post has been updated.