It’s true no matter where you go, first impressions can make or break you. A business, office, or retail space is no different and you can bet that guests will create an opinion of your business from the moment they pull into the parking lot. Faded and dilapidated parking lot striping can reflect directly on the business and its owner.
Imagine pulling into an apartment building, office, or retail space only to encounter faded parking lot striping, worn directional arrows, and illegible disabled markings. One’s initial impression may be that the business owner or operator doesn’t care to provide quality services to customers or pay much attention to details since he or she has not taken the time or energy to maintain the lot. Set your business up for success with clear, crisp parking lot striping that is sure to add value in a variety of ways.
Improve the Aesthetic
Many business owners and property managers spend a fair amount of money on the interior of their buildings, outfitting offices with state-of-the-art technology, splurging on fine furnishings and implementing expensive, natural materials.
All this could be for naught if the parking lot is shabby and worn. Years spent in Colorado’s dramatic elements can do a number on parking lots. Routine maintenance and a fresh paint job will surely improve the overall look and feel of your business.
Customers and clients may not even make it in the door if the parking lot striping is ill designed or difficult to see. Poorly painted or fading parking lines can minimize space for cars, decreasing the access to your business and discouraging customers from returning.
Wide, well defined parking spots and bright, obvious directional arrows facilitate easy navigation, safe access, and prevent damage to your customers’ vehicles. If guests can reach your business easily, there’s a higher probability that they’ll become repeat customers.
Clearly marking disabled spaces in accordance with ADA guidelines ensures that guests with limited mobility can accurately identify and access the space. Fresh paint and clear signage will help these callouts stand apart from the rest. Bright markings also make other drivers aware of restricted access spots, creating accessibility and clear directions for all who visit.
Don’t Go it Alone
Parking lot striping involves much more than slapping a fresh coat of white paint along faded stall lines. Your parking lot’s asphalt comes into contact with a number of elements — wind, water, heat, rubber, and more. Certain paint, tools and processes must be implemented to ensure the lines are visible and permanently set.
It’s recommended to repaint parking lot striping every two years, or when visibility of the lines have decreased by 75%. When your parking lot is in need of an update, Fordham & MacLean Painting should be your go-to Boulder painters if you want the job done right, on time, and on budget. We utilize quality paints, like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, to further the life of your new parking lot striping.