Some business owners and garage managers believe that it would be more cost effective to purchase the machines necessary to do parking lot striping than it would be to hire out to a professional company. In reality, however, it is actually more expensive to buy a machine than it is to hire a parking lot striping company for a number of reasons.
• Hiring out guarantees that the work will be done the right way and on time. As long as you sign a contract, you’ll get the best work done for your money.
• Like all machines, parking lot striping machines break down, and fixing it can cost a great deal of money.
• If you don’t know how to stripe a parking lot, and have never done it before, you may find yourself causing more damage to your parking lot than good!
Thousands of businesses have tried to do parking lot striping by themselves and have found that it is almost always better to hire a company to do the work for you. If you try to do the work by yourself, you’ll most likely find that your parking lot will be destroyed.