What’s the Average Cost to Stripe a Parking Lot?

What’s the Average Cost to Stripe a Parking Lot?
The numbers will vary depending on how many parking lot lines you need, what type of lines you need, and how much paint is used.

A well-organized parking lot is critical for handling traffic flow in a safe manner, while still providing the maximum number of parking spaces. The average cost to stripe a parking lot depends on several factors like the number of parking spots you need done, whether it is a repaint or a brand new job, and what kind of parking lines are being added.  For a parking lot that is between 30-50 parking spaces, you’re looking at an average of $425, with the low-end being $300 and the high-end being $700 [1]. But, let’s break this down further by looking at pricing per linear foot and parking lot line types. 

How Much Does Parking Lot Striping Cost Per Linear Foot?

When it comes to parking lots, an estimate for the cost will be given to you based on either the number of lines that need painting or how many lineal feet you need done, rather than by square footage.  The average cost per linear foot is between $.20 – $1.00 per linear foot, depending on the line type needed. 

  • Parking Stall Line – Single is $0.25 per linear foot. 
  • Ground Painting – Fire Lane or Cross-Hatching is $0.20-$0.40 per linear foot.
  • Curb Painting – Often in Red or Yellow is $0.75-$1.00 per linear foot.

As such, a single line for a parking stall will average between $4-$5. Companies will quote you with paint lines that are a minimum of 4 inches thick. 

How Much Do Certain Parking Lot Lines Cost?

The price for different line markings varies from anywhere between a few dollars to upwards of $20-30 per line. 

  • A stop line (ground) will cost $20-$30. 
  • A single parking stall line is $4-$5.
  • Stenciled numbers for parking spaces are $1.75-$3.50 per number.
  • Stenciled letters for parking spaces are $2-$4 per letter.
  • Arrows can range from $10-$20 per arrow.
  • Handicapped stalls can range from $25-$30 each.
  • Angled parking stalls are more expensive due to the lines being longer.
  • Pedestrian crosswalks can range from $50-75 each.

The numbers will vary depending on how many parking lot lines you need, what type of lines you need, and how much paint is used. A 5-gallon tub of paint can cost a professional painting company anywhere from $90-$150, which is factored into the overall quote that you receive.  To achieve the best results, a water-based acrylic paint should be used.

What Other Factors Should You Consider When Determining Cost?

If you need additional stenciling for markings like fire lanes, loading zones, directional arrows, and logos, these will cost extra and will push the average price up. Having the curb marked is also an additional cost ($1 per linear foot). Plus, some markings will need to be done in color, which can also increase the overall price. Keep in mind that the larger the parking lot, the higher the price as it will require more standard and handicapped parking lot spaces. Other than this, a mobilization cost, which often makes up the bulk of the overall cost, is added to the quote and is typically between $250-$350 [2]

If you are a property manager, contractor, or business owner, contact us about our FREE annual parking lot walk thru and maintenance program. Once a year, we will send out one of our parking lot experts to discuss and address the needs of your parking lot. Our goal is to save you time and money by planning and budgeting for future needs.  Contact us now to get started! You can give us a call today at (407) 618-9646 or fill out a contact form


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