Archive for the ‘Parking Lot Painting’ Category

Truncated Domes and You

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Truncated Domes are one of the many services that general contractors and asphalt professionals are having to deal with. Often times, they are looking for companies that can get them done to avoid the headaches of installing it themselves. Truncated Domes also known as Detectable Warning Mats are a rubber tile or mat that is placed in specific areas of a parking lot to warn visually impaired people before they enter into a flow of traffic. If you need Truncated domes installed, give us a call at 800-603-1116.

Warehouse Striping 1 2 3

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Need a Warehouse Floor Striping Contractor in Southern California area? Look no further. Trueline Striping Inc. is located in Anaheim, California. In the center of Orange County and the central part of Southern California. Not only do we work in Southern California, but we can travel throughout the entire state to a project. This year alone we have done jobs in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern County, Central California plus many many more. We have been helping companies like Costco, Best Buy, Federal Express and many more with there Warehouse Striping and other needs.

Warehosue Striping

Warehouse Striping is a type of line painting that is usually performed using a high end two part epoxy or urethane product. Often times, warehouses need this type of striping to help keep their warehouses organized and to maximize their space. The problem with regular parking lot paint products is that they are not designed to stand up to the ware and tear of forklifts and pallet jacks. Trueline Striping uses a very strong paint product that not only holds up to this kind of abuse, but also complies with all California state laws regardsing air quality concerns.  If you have any questions regarding this type of Warehouse Floor Striping, please feel free to give us a call at 714-630-9060 or email us at This Link.

Orange County Line Painters

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Looking for a professional line painting company?  Look no further. Trueline Striping has been painting parking lot lines for over 18 years. Our history has given us all the experience that we need to manage the largest and most complex projects throughout Southern California. If you have any questions or need a friendly estimate, please feel free to call us today. 800-603-1116. Line Painting For Life!

Orange County LIne Painters

Parking Stall Painting and you!

Friday, November 7th, 2008

If your reading this, its probably for one of a few reasons.

1.) You want to more information about local parking lot striping companies.

2.) You are interested in obtaining information or a price for your next parking lot maintenance project.

Either way, you came to the right place! At Trueline Striping, we try and provide people with all the tools they need to get their answers quickly. If you need a parking lot striping project quoted, just click on one of these links and it will take you to our main web site. If you need information about the industry, feel free to browse through our blog for topics and subjects that interest you. Also, if you have a suggestion on something to cover let us know and we will try to accommodate you!

parking stall painting

Parking Lot Stripping also spelled Parking Lot Striping

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Parking Lot Stripping or Striping is generally the service of painting parking lots. We often get request from folks looking for stripping, but we know what they mean. Most parking lot striping companies offer a list of accompanying services to the main service of line painting. We offer several ourselves. Here is a complete list of service that we currently offer as well as some that are coming soon.

  • Line Painting
  • Handicap painting (Blue Box, Silhouette, Crosshatched Area & Path of travel)
  • Stencil painting (Directional Arrows, Stop and Bars, No Parking Fire Lane, Etc.)

Parking Area Markings

  • Sign installation (Handicap, Stop, No Parking Etc.)
  • Truncated Domes (Detectable Warning Mats, Tactile Warning systems Etc.)
  • Parking Lot Seal Coating

Seal Coat Project

  • Asphalt Patching (Saw Cutting, Pot hole Repair, Speed Bump Installation, Asphalt Resurfacing)
  • Pressure Washing ( Steam Cleaning, Gum removal, Oil Treatment Etc.)
  • Curb Painting ( Fire Lane Red, Visitor Green, Handicap blue, Hazard Yellow Etc.)

Red Curb Painting Project in Los Angeles California

  • Wheel Stops (Concrete, Plastic, Rubber Etc.)
  • Raised Pavement Markers ( Bot dots, Hydrant Reflectors, Two way reflector, Type K Markers Etc.
  • Bollard Installation and Repair

2 Yellow Bollards installed in asphalt.

  • Concrete Cutting (Coming Soon)
  • Crack Fill ( Rubberized, Crack Cleaning, Hot pour crack filler, Etc. (Coming Soon)

If you have and Parking Lot Stripping projects or related service, please feel free to give us a call today. Trueline Striping is open 5 days a week and we work in the field 7 days a week.


Warehouse Striping Contractors

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

This week Trueline did a warehouse floor striping project that was started by another contractor. Its  a long story, but the lesson is invaluable.

In this story, Trueline was hired to fix a job that had gone bad for our customer. The contractor, he originally hired asked for 50 % up front for material cost, which he was paid. Their original contractor started the project and quickly things started falling apart. The customer started asking questions and realized that their original hire was uneducated about the paint he chose to put down for them. With only 20 % of the job completed, the contractor stopped showing up and stopped answering his phone. When they tried to go after the contractor for the up front money they put up, they found out he was not a licensed contractor and that he had only a P.O. box address and a cell phone number that was now turned off. When I questioned whether they would where going to pursue it any further, they stated that the cost to sue would not be worth the time it would take to pursue it.

Orange County Warehouse Floor Striping

The Services such as Warehouse Floor Striping,  also known as Warehouse Floor Painting, Floor Painting, Warehouse Line Striping, etc. seems easy because its similar to painting parking lots in that you are basically measuring out lines and painting them down. Unfortunately, the similarities end there. Warehouse  Floor Striping is a far more complex project to undertake then parking lot striping. With factors to consider such as, product choices, product pot life, timing, drying times, product compatibility, and many more.

There are a lot of contractors that will take a Warehouse Floor Striping project on with little to no experience or worse they are unlicensed or un-insured. A good indicator of a unlicensed contractor is not seeing it posted on there web site or stationary. Many times contractors will actually use another companies license. The easiest way to know who it belongs to is to do a search on your local state license board. In California ours it at http://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicense/LicenseRequest.asp . You can check a license by company name, personal name ( i.e. owners name) or by contractor license number that they provide. Insurance is even easier. Simply ask for proof of insurance and then call there provider to make sure their policy is current and reflects coverage for their company.

Here are a few State License Board Search web addresses.

It is also important to keep in mind that not all states have a state license board.

Below is a good link for research. It has a nice users interface and easy to to navigate.

http://www.contractors-license.org

With the Internet becoming so popular for search, it has become more and more risky to hire a contractor. Companies can spring up over night and be gone the following month. They can look professional, have phone numbers and clean contracts. The key is doing some home work and being proactive before you start your next project.

Call us today if you have any question regarding this article or any Warehouse Floor Striping Project questions.

Warehouse Striping: Decisions to make before hiring a contractor. Part 1

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Part 1 of 3 Warehouse Striping

If you are a decision maker on a large warehouse line striping project then you are going to want to look at this three part check list. Over the next week we will take a look at the most important factors to consider when hiring a striping contractor. Hopefully, this list can save you headaches and hassles from making the wrong choices.

Warehouse Line Striping company

Line Striping in a Warehouse California.

1. Contractor License:

Most states have an online tool to verify the status of a contractor’s license. Our license’s status, for instance, can be confirmed on the CSLB at http://www.cslb.ca.gov/. On this site, there is a license status check as well as the ability to check current bond, insurance, and workers compensation information. A national list of links to state licensing boards can also be viewed at http://www.clsi.com/state_contractor_license_board.htm

2. Insurance and Workers Compensation:

This is probably the second most common trap customers encounter. They hire a licensed company that has allowed their insurance to lapse or simply never had any in their company’s history. This leaves companies with huge exposure to medical claims and lawsuits. I have personally been an expert witness on cases where large companies hired small and uninsured contractors in order to save a few hundred dollars only to end up paying millions from the litigious situations they create. To avoid these pitfalls, only do business with licensed and insured contractors.

3. Legal Paint Selected:

When it comes to warehouse line striping, there are many companies claiming they are qualified to execute warehouse striping work when they actually are not. A great question to ask your contractor to help you assess their qualifications include, “What are the laws regarding air quality and my paint choices?” Good contractors are familiar with the current state laws addressing which paints are legal and which paints fall short of environmental and air quality requirements. First time fines for the use of an illegal paint can fall in the tens of thousands of dollars. There are many great products sold by national paint manufacturers that will last a long time. So take some extra time to make sure you are covered with paint products that meet state codes and requirements.

There are many important decisions to make when planning and managing large warehouse striping projects. Look for part two next week when we continue our report addressing the main questions to ask a striping contractor for warehouse striping and painting projects. Check back next week when we look at the next three issues. Timing, Experience, Guarantees.

Changing Parking Lot Painting to Bring Awareness

Monday, October 6th, 2008

There is a common misconception that you have to have your parking lot painting done the same way every time. Most businesses believe that they need to have their parking lines done in yellow and anything else done in white. This, however, is completely untrue. In fact, there are a number of parking lots that choose to change the color of their striping every time they get it done, and others that choose to paint the entire parking lot to celebrate a specific holiday or to bring awareness to something, such as breast cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and some businesses have chosen to call awareness to the situation by changing their parking lot striping to pink, which is the color that National Breast Cancer Awareness Month chooses to use for its awareness causes. Others have chosen to have their entire parking lot painted pink, making a bold statement and bringing in tons of positive attention to their business. If you’re going to be getting your parking lot painting done, know that you don’t have to stick with the old classics of gold and white, but that you can color it any color that is easily visible by drivers.

A Little Help with Truncated Domes

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

When you pull into a parking garage with your vehicle, do you concern yourself with the idea that it may go somewhere? Most likely you don’t. This is because cars that are parked in a garage are parked on a very flat surface, and because wheel stops exist to help keep the cars where they are supposed to be. But when you park your car, do you even think about what it must be like for a blind or visually impaired person? These people have a hard time seeing anything and sometimes need a little help in the form of truncated domes.

Truncated domes are designed to help the visually impaired much in the same way that wheel stops are designed to help the average person. They are created to help the person to “see” where the pavement is changing with their feet, giving them the ability to walk without having to worry that they will accidentally step into traffic in a parking garage or outside of one. Truncated domes are very easy to have installed and can save you tons of money and worry as well. So the next time you park, think about how much the little things around you help you on a daily basis.

Horror Stories of Parking Lot Painting

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

We’ve all seen it: the nightmare that happens when a parking lot manager decides to take it upon himself to stripe the parking lot. Sometimes the spaces are too close together, other times the spaces are spaced so far apart that you could fit two mini-vans in them with enough room to comfortably maneuver around. And then there are the horrors that occur when a manager decides to take the words “parking lot painting” literally by sneaking into the parking lot in the middle of the night to paint the lines with a bucket of paint and paintbrush.

Some things are better done by experts, and parking lot painting is one of them. It takes experience and a gift with math to be able to lay out a parking lot in a way that makes it not only easy for people to maneuver around in, but also is organized and user-friendly. Those managers that try to save money often wind up costing the company money, and possibly costing themselves their job. If you’re interested in having your parking lot painted and done correctly, it is best to contact a professional parking lot painter.