What Types of Colors Are Used for Parking Lot Striping and Markings?

What Types of Colors Are Used for Parking Lot Striping and Markings?, austin parking lot striping

What Types of Colors Are Used for Parking Lot Striping and Markings?, austin parking lot stripingPavement striping and marking can help make your parking lot more efficient, safer, and visually appealing. Professional striping and marking can also help ensure that your lot is fully compliant with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as any pertinent local codes. Although certain colors have traditionally been used, property owners can use virtually any color they desire unless a color is legally specified.

What Types of Colors Are Used for Parking Lot Striping and Markings?

White is the color that most property owners choose for their crosswalks, traffic arrows, and other pavement markings. The lines defining the parking stalls are often yellow, but white is used almost as frequently. Blue paint is typically reserved for the painted pavement markings, curbs, and stripes that indicate a space or area is specifically for use by the handicapped. Red curbs or lines almost always indicate a fire lane or other area in which parking is not allowed.

Will My Asphalt Maintenance Contractor Apply Different Colors?

No reputable asphalt company will take offense if you want to make your parking lot more unique by changing the color scheme. For example, if you have charging stations in your lot, you could use green paint to identify the spaces reserved for electric vehicles. For pavement markings, you could use orange paint for cautionary markings or purple to indicate passenger loading and unloading zones. As long as the paint color does not violate any laws, you can exercise your creativity.

Can I Order a Custom Color for My Parking Lot Striping and Marking?

An experienced asphalt contractor will know how to obtain paint in virtually any color you want. For example, when Lyft asked Alpha Paving to stripe the parking lot at one of the company’s Austin hubs, they requested a pink paint that would match the color of the company logo and advertising materials. We ordered a custom color of the paint as well as stencils bearing the company logo. However, you should always work with a trustworthy contractor when choosing a custom color. The meanings of specific colors are so ingrained in most drivers that using them for a different purpose could be too confusing. For example, most people associate the color red with no-parking areas, so using it to designate parking spaces with charging stations could make drivers uncertain of whether they can park there. You also want to ensure that you do not inadvertently violate any local ordinances; some cities require only red paint to identify fire lanes.

Trust Alpha for Your Asphalt Striping

Alpha Paving, an asphalt paving contractor, serves customers in most parts of Central Texas from our headquarters in Round Rock. We provide a full range of both concrete and asphalt services, including routine asphalt maintenance, concrete repairs, asphalt crack sealing, pavement striping and marking, asphalt overlays, lot striping, asphalt paving, and concrete installation. We also offer thermoplastic pavement marking, a long-lasting alternative to paint available in many different colors. We have an outstanding reputation for workmanship, professionalism, integrity, and customer service. Contact us today to request a free quote by submitting the online form or calling 512-677-9001.

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