What to Expect: Striping

If you’ve ever been in a parking lot and seen those white or yellow lines guiding you to your spot, or directional arrows telling you which way to go, you’ve witnessed striping in action! Striping is essential to traffic management and safety and serves as a visual cue for drivers and pedestrians. This post will answer some of the most common questions about striping! 

What is Striping?

Striping is a common practice in many businesses and organizations. This striping provides practical guidance for vehicles or pedestrians. You’ll often see arrows or chevrons painted onto the ground to indicate a direction or lines that designate pick-up/drop-off zones, loading bays, safety corridors, etc. All these markings serve an important purpose — they provide visual cues that help ensure everyone moves around safely and efficiently.

Why is Striping Important?

Striping is not just a cosmetic addition to your parking lot — it’s an integral part of traffic management. It helps improve safety by providing visual cues to drivers and pedestrians regarding which direction they should go or what areas are off-limits. Striping also provides aesthetic value — freshly painted, crisp lines look much nicer than scuffed and” worn floors. Finally, striping can help ensure that operations run smoothly and efficiently (think about how difficult it would be to navigate the warehouse without arrows or lines guiding you).

What Type of Paint Is Used?

Thermoplastic paint is generally preferred for striping due to its durability and longevity. This paint is more resistant to wear and tear so it will remain visible for extended periods. Thermoplastic paint also offers superior adhesion and is more resistant to fading due to UV rays, making it the best option for striping.

Thanks for reading! We hope this post has given you a better understanding of why striping is so important. Remember — don’t take chances with your safety and efficiency — trust Blackjack Paving to get the job done right! Call us today at (678) 971-3496.


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