3 Tips for Re-striping Your Parking Lot

Have you ever pulled into a parking lot and tried to park but struggled to find a space? It is natural for parking lot stripes to wear over time, but hard-to-see lines make for a parking lot that is difficult to navigate. 

Re-striping Your Parking Lot

To avoid customer confusion, be sure to maintain your parking lot stripes regularly, so they are always bright and easy to spot. Here are three tips for re-striping your parking lot:

1. Prepare Your Parking Lot In Advance 

The best way to approach a re-striping of your parking lot is to start with a blank canvas. Before repainting, strip the pavement of leaves, dirt, or any other debris that might get in your way. 

2. Use High-Quality Materials 

The quality of the paint used to stripe your parking lot will determine how long it lasts. Using high-quality materials like the products we use at Pro Pave will ensure that your parking lot looks freshly striped and stays intact. 

There are two types of paint to choose from: oil-based and water-based. If your business is located in New England or an area that sees mostly cold temperatures, you might want to go with oil-based paint. Water-based paint tends to struggle in the cold, but it might be your only option. Be sure to check environmental regulations in your area before starting the job. 

3. Measure, Paint, Review

It is important to measure every aspect of the project before starting to avoid future issues. For example, measuring the spaces between parking spots to make sure the lines are painted correctly, making sure you have enough paint to finish the job, and more. 

Once the painting is finished, it is important to double-check that the painter did everything properly. Re-striping your parking lot is a big project, and the last thing you’ll want is to have to do it again after only a short period of time. 

Not only is re-striping your parking lot necessary, but it’s also attractive to customers, old and new. Especially for new customers, the parking lot will be the first impression your business leaves, so you’ll want it to be a good one. If your parking lot is well-kept and lined to perfection, then customers will feel confident in trusting you with their business needs. 

Since 2001, Pro-Pave, Inc.’s pavement services have improved the curb appeal and value of commercial properties in the Mid-Atlantic. To find out more about how we can help you, contact Pro-Pave today. Visit our website, or give us a call at (703) 433-9500.

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