- When laying out parking stalls use at least ten (10) feet wide stalls if possible. (Narrower stalls can result in nicked car doors).
- Laying out a parking lot properly should result in good flowing traffic pattern and more parking places.
- If there are bad oil spots on the lot, there may be adhesion problems with the new marking where they cross oil spots unless the pavement in these areas are patched.
- Striping can be done approximately 3 hours after the sealer is dry to the touch. Time may vary depending on temperature.
- The striper applies paint at the approximate rate of 300 lineal feet per gallon.
- All lines will be approximately 4 inches wide. They should be straight and uniform.
- Paint drying time will vary from 15 minutes to 3 hours.
- Nothing brightens up a parking lot roadway more than fresh paint on stripes, pavement markings, and curbs.
- Layout markings using guidelines, templates and forms Stencils and templates shall be professionally made to industry standards. “Free hand” painting should never be allowed.
- Thoroughly clean surfaces free of dirt, sand, gravel, oil and other foreign matter.
- Protect adjacent curbs, walks, fences, and other items from receiving paint.
- Verify that the new pavement coatings will be given a minimum of 24 hours to cure with no traffic.