Stripe It

We recently did a round of repaints on the Fazoli’s in Omaha, Council Bluffs, Bellevue and Lincoln. When we were done they asked if we could stripe their parking lots.

This is not a difficult task. I think the biggest challenge is finding a time when there is limited traffic and getting a clean surface to stripe.

We went with the traditional yellow and blue for handicap parking and used a latex product for ease of use and quick drying. I was surprised how fast this stuff dried. We could walk on it in 5 minutes. Also surprising was how durable it was. It was difficult to scrape out of a plastic bucket. An unscientific indicator of a paints adhesion and durability.

We haven’t done lot striping before and I wasn’t sure if we would again so I didn’t spend a couple grand on a striping machine. I found an inexpensive rig that worked great. It is something we will use again. You simply attach your airless gun to the rig and your good to go. The Airless pump we were using was not gas driven so we used a generator for power and maneuverability. We are very happy with this setup and will be striping again soon.

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