Safety Aisle Striping, Aisle Markings, Pedestrian Walkways and Line Striping
At Lakeside Painting, one of the many operations we specialize in is safety aisle striping. Safety aisle stripes are often applied as hash marks or chevrons in high traffic areas where fork truck and pedestrian traffic converge. They are essential for creating safely-controlled areas. Some companies also have commercial painters apply stop signs and traffic signs to the floor in an effort to keep their employees safe. Stripes are also utilized to designate areas where material or finished products are to be stored. Using multiple colors and lettering can be helpful in such areas.
A variety of markings may be needed, so your professional painting contractor will offer many different types, styles and colors from which to choose. The lines can be sprayed on using our Airless Laser Striper, which is the most popular and cost-effective method of application. The Laser Striper is specifically designed to apply stripes whether in parking lots or warehouse aisles. This type of line tends to have what we call a “slight, fuzzy edge.” The stripe can also change width dimensions slightly due to the equipment’s sensitivity to bumps or potholes in the floor. Some of our customers insist on clean, crisp and sharp-edged lines. In this case, we establish the lines with masking tape and hand apply the coating where necessary.
Like any quality paint project, preparation is a key factor to success. Some customers are willing to spend a bit more money to apply lines that stay down with heavy use. In such cases, we clean all grease or oils from the floor, grind the surface with a diamond grinder and apply two coats of epoxy, whether it be sprayed or taped and rolled. Lines applied in such a way are long-lasting. In fact, Lakeside Painting has seen lines of this type hold up for more than eight years in some very harsh service areas, such as machine shops.
Other customers choose to have us return intermittently to reapply the lines or change locations by removing existing lines. In these cases we apply material specially formulated for striping. Such materials can be easily removed from the floor as locations and operations change within the facility.
At Lakeside Painting, when making decisions on the type, size, color and/or cost, we always recommend testing by applying mock-ups. This allows everyone involved the opportunity to see exactly what our industrial painting contractors propose, while giving them time to test the coating's adhesion.