How Do You Paint Parking Lot Lines?

Parking lot lines can be painted by hand with a 4-inch paint roller or by using a specially designed parking lot striper. For lasing, well-marked parking lines on pavement, asphalt or concrete, choose a high-quality traffic paint.

To paint parking lot lines:

  • Using a paint roller
  • For smaller parking lots, start by measuring out the parking spaces and drawing guide lines with chalk. Next, paint over the chalk lines with a 4-inch roller and traffic paint.

  • Using a parking lot striper
  • For large jobs, property managers or professional parking lot line painting businesses, generally opt for using a parking lot striper. The stripers come in a variety of models, ranging from basic line painting, to ones that can paint circles, curbs and arrows.