Painting Parking Lot Lines
When planning to restripe your parking lot, it is crucial to use your space effectively and efficiently. Designing your parking lot is the first step in restriping a parking lot. Designing a parking lot is not just deciding how many spots you can fit into the area, and you must fulfill the legal requirements for the number of van accessible, and handicapped-accessible spots, remember:
- One of every six Accessible Spaces must be “Van Accessible.”
- Hospital outpatient facilities need 10% of patient/visitor spaces to be accessible.
- Rehabilitation facilities that specialize in treating mobility-related conditions and outpatient physical therapy facilities need 20% of patient/visitor spaces to be accessible.
The appearance of the lines also has a lot to do with the colors and type of paint chosen for your parking lot. Yellow is a traditional choice for parking lots, with white also being a highly chosen color. When deciding on how you’d like to have your lot striped, you will have to take into account the color scheme, but also the fact that certain stencils, such as handicapped stalls, which are required by law, have requirements for color, size, and shape. Maintaining your parking lot striping to stand out against the asphalt, and marking areas clearly are of the utmost importance.