Concrete Stencil

Use a Concrete Stencil to mark your parking lots Pavement Marking

The more cost effective your business is, the better off you and your customers will be. Planning your space is one of the most viable parts of your business plan, and directing, guiding and protecting your customers and clients in your parking lot should be part of your plan.

When painting your parking lot striping, you may find it more efficient and expedient to use a concrete stencil.

There are other products you can use to help you make the most of your business layout. This way, your customers can enter and exit your business safely, quickly and efficiently.

You can also use our parking lot striper to create smooth, clean lines, quickly and efficiently.

One of the things you'll need to know is how much paint to use. This is simple with our paint calculator. You can plan what the cost of paint will be by answering a few questions regarding your striping needs.

Becoming knowledgeable about this process and using these tools, along with a concrete stencil, will create a professional-looking parking lot layout.

First Steps

One of the first things you can learn is how to paint lines on your parking lot. Then you can calculate the amount of paint you need and how to prepare your parking lot to get the most for your dollar.

Once you know what products you need and what the costs are, you can start fine-tuning your knowledge so you can save money and produce a quality layout for your customers, deliveries and pick-up services.

Another thing to consider is the type of paint you want used with your concrete stencil.

Paint Considerations and Tips

Meeting state and federal guidelines is required, as well as selecting paint specifically made for your traffic areas. Durability, drying time and road surface type all factor into your paint selection decision.

Oil or water-based paint is another consideration. Our AK road paint provides clear lines with a long-lasting finish. You may wish to include glass beads for reflective purposes.

Apply your paint at temperatures of 60 degrees or warmer, with no precipitation for at least 24 hours.

Remember to prepare your parking surface to ensure clean and smooth paint adhesion with or without a concrete stencil.

New concrete must be cured for a minimum of 30 days before painting.

Surface Prep

Preparing your surface for painting is an important step in ensuring the life of your painted areas, but also the life of your driving area.

Repair cracks as part of your surface prep. Cracks will erode and damage your parking area.

Remove dirt and debris, including grease and oil stains. Grease and oil will affect paint adhesion. Our AK Universal Cleanser Degreaser is biodegradable and eco-friendly.

Sealing your surfaces before painting will protect your investment.

With prep work completed, you can lay out a concrete stencil pattern on your lot.

Consider This

Learn everything that you need to know about painting lines on your concrete with our Parking Lot Striping Course.

If you'd like some free no-pressure advice from one of our experienced experts, phone us at 1-866-444-5231 or send us your questions by email. We're here to help you get exactly what you need to get the job done right!