Parking Lot Striping Preparation

Lot Surface Preparation and Type of Paint and Stencils Used 

Surface Preparation, Paint Used, and Stencils

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Surface Preparation, Paint, and Stencils Used

 

SURFACE PREPARATION

PINNACLE POWER LOT STRIPING, a division of Pinnacle Power Washing, LLC, will power wash all areas to be striped as a preparation step.  The power washing fee for striping if less than HALF of what a lot power washing alone would be.  This is because we prefer to prepare the painting area ourselves so that we know it is done at an optimum level to allow for long-lasting striping results.  Ill-prepared surfaces or surfaces not prepared for paint at all will result in chipping and poor line demarcation every time.  This is done for cleaning existing dirty concrete, opening up concrete for paint or a sealer or removing adhesives, etc.  

Prior to the application of traffic paint PINNACLE POWER LOT STRIPING, a division of Pinnacle Power Washing, LLC, cleans away all dust and debris to ensure proper bonding of the traffic paint.  When new layouts are necessary, pavement markings are accurately measured and marked.  On re-striping of existing lines, existing stripes are located and marked.

Pavement markings are placed using air-spray equipment or a gravity striping machine which ensure uniform line width, clean edges, and proper paint coverage rates.  PINNACLE POWER LOT STRIPING has all the necessary equipment needed for the application of the different types of traffic paint.

Materials used exceed federal specification TT-P-85E or TT-P-1952B

TYPE OF PAINT USED

The paints we use to assure long-lasting, great-looking results:

Alkyd Solvent-Based - (Red, Black, Yellow, White and Blue): Although Alkyd solvent based traffic paint may be durable, bleeding often occurs when applied over freshly seal coated areas. Freshly seal coated areas are recommended to cure overnight before application of traffic paint.

 

Chlorinated Rubberized Solvent-Based - (Red, White and Yellow) : Chlorinated Rubberized solvent based traffic paint is recommended for new asphalt or seal coated asphalt that has cured over 60 days. Although this product is perhaps the most durable paint, bleeding has occurred when place over freshly seal coated areas.

 

Latex-Based - (Red, Black, Yellow, White and Blue): Latex based traffic paint is not as durable as solvent based traffic paint but may be applied to freshly seal coated areas without a bleed occurring.

 

PARKING LOT STENCILS AVAILABLE:

PINNACLE POWER LOT STRIPING, a division of Pinnacle Power Washing, LLC,  uses specified parking lot stencils on all projects so the result doesn’t produce “ghosting.” Ghosting happens when a non-experience and/or incompetent striping contractor uses two or three different stencils which then causes a shadowing effect.  By using professional and specific stencils, property managers and facility directors can be certain their parking lots will have great-looking results in being uniform, looking professional, and proving to be long-lasting.

Also to keep from seeing results of “ghosting” we recommend blacking out old parking lot stencils before repainting or sealing a parking lot.  This will allow a job to achieve a more aesthetic appearance over a longer period of time.  Also try to use the same stencil that’s are already in use on your parking lot.  A professional company should have access to similar stencils regardless if they are metric or standard.

Stencil sizes that we offer for you to choose from:

Stop & Bar stencils
Arrow stencils
Compact, Visitor, Reserved, Motorcycle stencils
Custom Logos and Graphics
Numbering Stencils
Curb Stencils (Fire Lane   No Parking every 25 feet as required)
Handicap Stencils
Traffic Stencils
School Playground Stencils (such as a map of USA , Hopscotch grid)

Stencils sizes that we offer for you to choose from:

2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ Parking Lot Stencils
1′, 2′, 4′, 6′, 8′ Parking Lot Stencils
Custom Sizes offered - cutting fee applies

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