Maybe you’ve found your way to this blog because you’re curious about the essential tools we use in parking lot striping. Perhaps you’re interested in a job in the parking lot striping industry and want the facts. This blog will explore the essential tools you will find at our job site.
Before we begin painting, our skilled workers pressure wash and sweep the entire area we’ll be painting. This step clears debris, flaking paint, and other grime that could compromise the painting job. A clean surface area helps ensure the paint will adhere properly to the pavement.
Parking Lot Striper
People can also refer to this machine as a paint striping machine or pavement striper. It makes the painting process much, much easier. We push the device forward as it efficiently paints straight, clean lines on the pavement. These machines will even allow you to change the width of the painted lines.
Several types of paint can be used to create the stripes, and parking lot striping machines will only work with particular types of paint (solvent-borne or waterborne) so we always check to make sure we’ve brought the right paint for the job.
Parking Lot Paint
We use two different types of parking lot striping paint to stripe your parking lot. Both types come with advantages.
- Waterborne is quickly becoming popular due to environmental regulations.
- Solvent-borne is popular because it adheres well to the pavement and dries quickly.
We here at Precise Property use our solvent-borne acrylic paint, which is designed for the pavement, and it can withstand the demands of the hot Texas sun.
We also use different paint colors for certain areas of the lot. Blue for ADA-compliant spaces, red for fire lanes, and white or yellow for standard spaces.
Other Tools We Use
All workers wear safety gear on the job site to ensure everyone remains safe from paint fumes and other issues. We always have a measuring device on hand to size and space parking spots precisely. Stencils are another tool we keep with us. We use them for letters, numbers, arrows, and ADA spaces.
Other equipment you may find includes:
- Drill with paint stirrer attachment
- Chalk box and chalk
- Cleaning solvent
- Paint scraper
- Caution tape and rope
If we forget any essential tools used in parking lot striping, it could delay finishing the job. That’s why we set our employees up for success at each job site.
Precise Property offers professional parking lot striping in Plano, Texas, and the surrounding communities. Our hardworking employees will ensure the job is done correctly to make your business’s parking lot look new.