Paint Striping

Paint Striping on athletic fieldsEdging Lots and Turf

There are some jobs where it's just not worth trying to cut corners. The last thing you want or need is the extra expense of shoddily applied paint striping in your parking or turf area.

How your operation functions is noticed by your customers. Perhaps you own a business, property or condominium building. You might own an apartment complex, or have a line striping business.

No matter what your business is, you'll want legible edging lines in your project areas, while keeping costs at a minimum.

Online Help

Let's start with a few basics. You can learn how to configure lines with our simple guide. This will help you get started with your plans to add paint striping to your lot area. You may want to know more about determining costs with our product calculator.

What's really good to know is that our striping equipment can be handled by one person and may be used on many different surfaces.

Striper equipment creates crisp, precise edges and controls the amount of product used, which is another money and time saver.

Our equipment has options: telescoping handles, reversible striping tips, pressure control features and transportability.

Visit our comparison page for information to help you find a machine striper that meets your needs.

These tools will help you learn about paint striping and how you can complete this task with a professional finish. Another option is to apply trim with our pre-made stencils. Striping equipment can make your job fast, easy and productive.

Product Picks

Have you considered cost and application needs when determining the type of product you need?

Water based products are applied in areas where little wear and tear takes place. You can also use it for places that you plan to repaint every year. What this application lacks in durability, it makes up for with its lower cost.

Oil based product costs more and is used for paint striping in highly used traffic areas.

Our aerosol applications provide a quick, temporary, finished product. Because our aerosols have 50% more pigment, they are extremely visible and effective.

Our water and oil based products can be purchased in 5-gallon containers and all of our applications can be administered using striper equipment or stencils.

Plan to paint on warm, dry days. Cool weather and rain can affect your freshly completed surfaces.

Planning Your Layout

Quality Paint Striping for Your Parking Lots Ever wonder what your customers, delivery or pick-up services think of your workmanship? Producing quality work will show that you take pride in what you do.

Creating paint striping that showcases how effectively your business runs says something about how efficient you are.

Whether you are organizing a parking lot or turf area, be aware of federal, state and local guidelines.

Your parking area may benefit from a single-edge parking format. You may prefer double-trim parking. Angled parking works for your customers and increases visibility.

Design rounded corners on your lot configurations for added detail. This may work with your type of business or with the style of your architecture.

Planning to edge a soccer field or football field layout? This can be accomplished easily and effectively with paint striping.

Preparation Guide For Hard Surfaces

Add to the life of your parking lot and keep your business professional-looking.

Repair cracks as soon as possible. Cracks erode and create a safety hazard.

Clean your parking surface. Grease and oil can affect the sealcoat and any applications you apply. Clean your lot with our biodegradable AK Universal Cleanser Degreaser.

Cover your repairs with sealant. Sealant will protect your existing surface and lay the foundation for your product application.

Learn Today

You can make an informed decision. Your business and your customers are worth it.

Learn everything you need to know about paint striping and more with our 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.