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What You Should Know Before Painting Parking Lot Lines

by Red Facility Solutions RedFacility

Painting parking lot lines may seem to be an easy task. Sure, it is! However, as with everything else, there are a few things to bear in mind.

For starters, it is crucial to understand the importance of painting defined lines and their place in a commercial parking lot repair to-do list. Clearly defined lines will help in traffic management within the parking space and keep parking slots visible. Doing so will result in better traffic movement and parking lot management, especially for physically disabled individuals.

When painting parking lot lines, it is essential to consider how it should be done in accordance with the space. Nowadays, parking lot stripers make this job much easier. Special stripers also make less of a mess in less time. However, you can also consider using a 4-inch wide paint roller, especially if you are working on a tight budget.

You should also find the correct stencils for the parking lot markings for no parking areas, handicap signs, and arrows, as it will help you attend to people's needs. This also demonstrates consideration for the people.

Ideally, you should contact commercial painting services to get the job done right. However, it is still important to know the surface preparation procedures before painting.

  • Clean the parking lot surface. Remove any tiny stones and other debris. Use water to clean up any remaining dirt. For stubborn filth and stains, use commercial-grade cleaners or detergents. Make sure you only use strong stain removers on the stained areas.
  • Ensure that all of the holes and cracks have been filled. Fill them properly—ensure that no amount of water seeps through any cracks, as water can cause asphalt to deteriorate quickly. Use a quick-drying filler or sealant for the job.
  • Sealcoating the parking lot will protect it against soot, grease, gas, and moisture. It also adds a beautiful, polished finish to the surface.

After you have completed these tasks, you can begin painting the parking lot. The final tip is to pick an easily visible color—this will depend on the color of the floor or walls. Choose a color that contrasts with the color of the floor or wall.


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