A lot of high-end locations like resorts, country clubs, and even shopping malls take care of everything except parking. Most parking lot owners and contractors just don’t think cleaning is necessary. But the reality of the matter is that you can transform your property simply by upgrading your parking area. It does not matter if it is a shopping center, a tourist center, an office complex or a shopping center. You can create that great first impression by sharpening the asphalt paint job.
Most commercial lots just have a coat of asphalt paint and basic directions, that’s all. Here are some ideas to improve the experience.
1. Have a cute pet painted on your lot.
If your business has a good name and logo, ask an artist to create a cute little mascot with your logo and paint it on your lot. You can find a really talented artist for a reasonable price in almost every city in the world.
2. Make your lines more clean and sharp.
Choose a contractor wisely, someone who is an artist at heart, appraise their work beforehand. Make sure you paint lines using good marking equipment and make sure your lines, symbols and instructions are sharp and clear.
If you’re a contractor, your job isn’t just to pour asphalt paint in the parking area: instead, go the extra mile and strive for perfection in your craft by making sure your lines, symbols, and instructions are crisp and clear.
3. Use 2 or 3 colors
Don’t limit yourself to one or two colors of asphalt paint. Use some color to differentiate between the different parking zones. Don’t use more than 4 colors though – I’ve rarely seen an artist do great work with more than 4 colors.
4. Always use commercial grade products
When choosing your asphalt paint supplier, it is very important that you choose superior commercial grade products because they will give you a superior and longer lasting job. Don’t settle for cheap quality products, they will fade very quickly.
So you may want to pay a small premium and opt for a better quality product that will last longer and give you a superior finish. This will benefit you in the long run.
There are several reliable providers in the market, it is important to do some due diligence on these providers before choosing one. The factors you need to consider are experience: they should have been in the market long enough, have good customer testimonials, quick response, and of course, friendly service.