Stencil Painting: The Quality Approach

Understanding The Importance of Parking Lot Stencils

Many companies have a need to have "name or operation title" stencil on their parking lots. They often use them to identify reserved parking areas for tenants and departments. When painting the stencils on their asphalt or concrete parking lots they sometimes will hire maintenance contractors to install them in house. Many times we get calls to fix these types of projects because the painter failed to install the stencils from several perspectives. Instead they install them from the overhead perspective and end up with a bad stencil layout giving your parking lot a sloppy unprofessional look.  By hiring Empire Parking Lot Striping you get a layout that takes not only a centered stall appearance but a single file appearance as well. Using multiple vantage points we will produce a more pleasing "balance" to the stenciling project- particularly if there are many stencils that will be painted on the ground close to each other.

Stencils Done Wrong!



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Alignment is the First Key factor In Perfect Stencil Painting



Many inexperienced contractors and handymen tend to view stenciling as painting a single stencil within each individual parking stall. That type of thinking almost always produces an unsatisfactory finished job. Sure it looks great as you paint it but like many trades the mistakes don't show till you’re too far into the project.  Instead, quality parking lot striping contractors view such stenciling as a continuous, repetitive act in which each stencil is painted in relation to the last.



  • Stencils are painted in alignment with the others


  • Stencils should be centered within each stall




"Alignment" is a critical consideration in multiple stall stenciling and "centering" is equally important.  That applies every stall type including the typical straight-in stall or angled stall. When stenciling an angled stall, the individual "alignment" of the stenciling should be parallel to the lineup line or may be at 90 degrees to the parking stall lines.

Stencils Done Correctly!



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About Empire Parking Lot Services



Empire Parking Lot Services is Southern California’s premier parking lot striping and marking contractor.  Every day we help our management customers, contractors as well as our direct owners with many of their parking lot maintenance projects including the service of parking lot stencil painting.  Empire Parking Lot Services offers top notch parking lot striping services to the entire Southern California area.  Our parking lot maintenance service area includes Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside County, San Bernardino, San Diego as well as parts of Ventura.  Contact us today if you have any questions about any concrete project you may have upcoming.  Empire Parking Lot Services is a fully licensed & fully bonded C-12 earthwork and paving contractor. This allows us to handle almost any repair done in your parking lot.



Call us at 877-760-2757



Or look us up on the web at www.Empirepls.com

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