The appearance of a parking lot can be enhanced by proper line striping. The color and the type of paint chosen have much to do with the look. Typically the striping is done in white or yellow and the handicap logos, blue square. Some feel that yellow is more visible and should be used on curbing, hashed areas, words and crosswalks. Others feel the yellow should be used in climates where there is snow. They feel the yellow will be seen better in snowy situations. Some feel the yellow is too commercial looking and should not be used in residential areas like condominiums and apartments. In these areas white may be the preferred color.
What it comes down to is the color you choose, is your personal preference. Some people are even using all blue lines and others are having custom colors made to have their line striping colors match their building.
There are a number of options for the type of paint you use. Prior to 1990, 90% of paint used for parking lots and roadways were oil based. In the 1990’s there was a movement away from the oil base paint and towards more environmentally friendly paints (lead free).
Below is a list of a few paint option you have for striping a parking lot: