Tips & Advice
How long is a parking lot space?
A standard parking lot space is 18-20 feet long, and 9-10 feet wide. Compact spaces may be shorter, 16-8 feet. These are standard dimensions and private parking lots can have variations in their space dimensions.
How long does it take for parking lot paint to dry?
Most parking lot striping paints are dry to the touch within 30 minutes of application. To be safe, allow an hour to dry and harden. There can be variables, such as quality of paint and the temperature and humidity factors, but generally, after an hour, you are good to go, er, park.
What is the size of a parking space?
The size of a standard 45, 90, or 60 degree angle parking space is 9-feet wide by 18-feet long. For handicapped spaces, it is 14-feet wide by 18-feet long. Some handicap spaces also require an access space next to it, designed to allow loading and unloading of the wheelchair. Local ordinances will dictate specific requirements in your area, so there can be slight variations.
How wide is a parking lot stripe?
The standard width of a parking lot stripe is 4 inches. When painting double stripes, the width of the double striping should not exceed 16 inches. Naturally there can be variations and measurements can me a fraction off, but the standard parking lot stripe is 4 inches wide and 16-20 inches long.
What color are handicap parking spaces?
Standard handicapped spaces in the United States are outlined in blue, with a blue sign clearly posted in front of the space, in addition to a painted handicapped symbol on the ground inside the space.
What is a parking lot striper?
A parking lot striper is a vendor who paints parking lot lines, or “stripes” them. They can stripe spaces, stencil words like “wrong way” or “no parking,” as well as paint directional arrows, add numbers or letters to spaces, and stripe and paint handicapped spaces.
How much does it cost to stripe a parking lot?
The standard cost to stripe a single space is roughly $3-$5, so multiply that times the number of spaces you have for a general idea. If you have 90 degree spaces, those will run more, as the lines are longer. Do you need a handicapped space painted? That’s going to be higher because it also requires the blue square and wheelchair symbol, so that’ll run you around $25-$30. Arrows and word stencils all increase prices if they are also done during re-striping. Rates fluctuate in different areas, so get estimates to confirm all costs.
How long does parking lot striping last?
It is recommended that you have your parking lot re-striped every 12-18 months. Lower volume areas may have longer-lasting stripes, and weather can be a factor in the deterioration of your striping. Under normal usage and weather conditions, 18 months is about the ceiling for effective striping to last.