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Parking Lot Striping

Parking lot striping is one of the simplest yet important services PCS provides. Clearly marked stalls, handicap spaces and directional arrows all make for a more efficient and problem-free parking lot, and they are critical elements in maximizing parking lot space and smoothing the flow of lot traffic. Ensuring that the striping is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act also lowers owner liability.

PCS uses both an oil-based paint and a water-based paint depending on the season. The water-based paint dries relatively quickly, usually within five to 10 minutes of application, while the oil-based paint takes around 15 to 20 minutes to dry. We can also add glass beads for reflective purposes if necessary.

At PCS, we begin by making sure that the surface on which the markings will be placed is free of moisture, dust and debris. The presence of any of these will cause the paint to lose its adhesive properties prematurely and flake. The paint is then applied with particular attention paid to both the thickness of the paint and the width of the stripe so that precise and uniform lines result. PCS utilizes airless striping equipment, providing crisp, clean edges on our lines and reducing waste and pollution from overspray.

parking lot striping