How to spray paint parking lot stripes by hand and avoid overspray

by Iancovici   Last Updated May 16, 2018 12:21 PM

Our HoA community parking lot lines are wearing off, about 5 lines, and I'm interested in respraying it instead of calling a professional.

I bought a Rust-Oleum Professional White Paint Spray, and I'm not sure how to avoid over spraying, all I can think of to get the job done is to use General Purpose Masking Tape (ones they use for painting) but that'd likely require at least 3 lines of tapes for each side of the parking line.

Tags : spraypainting


Answers 1


Make a stencil. That what road markers typically use for arrows, symbols, letters and numbers .

Easiest would be out of some cardboard boxes. Flatten the boxes, cut them and create a stencil with a gap shaped like the stripe. Place on the road, spray paint, then re-position for the next stripe.

Illustration from Google Images:

Road stencil

Eli Iser
Eli Iser
May 16, 2018 12:10 PM

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