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                  4" - 96" Numbers, Letters and Words...are below.  Keep scrolling down.

            
                                                                           Thank you.  Dan Z.      

I manufacture parking lot stencils from Select Compounds of Low Density Polyethylene Plastic, ( LDPE ).

Choose the
60 Mil  material thickness ( = 1/16" ) for occasional use.
Choose
125 Mil material thickness ( = 1/8" ) for professional use.


ALL of my personal stencils, which I use almost everyday...( I stripe full time )...are the 125 Mil thickness, ( = 1/8" thickness ).
They're 17 years old and still going strong.
But again...for occasional use...the 60 Mil thickness, ( = 1/16" ), will serve you well.

DO NOT buy Parking Lot Stencils if the material is too thin. 30 Mil is too thin.

DO NOT buy Parking Lot Stencils if the Edge Distance is inadequate. Proper Edge Distance offers Over Spray Protection and Strength.

Take a look at mine. Compare my prices. I know what you need. I'd like to help.
 

How I Stripe; 4" Number & Alphabet Stencils
4" Height, 3" Width, 1.5" Edge Distances

Number KIT;       4" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $18.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $28.00

Alphabet KIT;     4" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $60.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $85.00
  How I Stripe; 4" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
4" Height, 3" Width, 1.5" Edge Distances

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $18.00

             125 Mil Price     $25.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
            
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

( 0-9 ) 60 Mil Price; $18.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$18.00  


( 0-9 ) 125 Mil Price; $28.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$25.00  


ABCs 60 Mil Price; $60.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$15.00  


ABCs 125 Mil Price; 85.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$20.00  

     
How I Stripe; 6" Number & Alphabet Stencils
6" Height, 4" Width, 1.5" Edge Distances

Number KIT;       6" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $30.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $55.00

Alphabet KIT;     6" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $80.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $140.00
  How I Stripe; 6" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
6" Height, 4" Width, 1.5" Edge Distances

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $24.00

             125 Mil Price     $40.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
          
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

( 0-9 ) 60 Mil Price; $30.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$24.00  


( 0-9 ) 125 Mil Price; $55.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$40.00  


ABCs 60 Mil Price; $80.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$16.00  


ABCs 125 Mil Price; $140.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$32.00  

     
How I Stripe; 8" Number & Alphabet Stencils
8" Height, 5.25" Width, 2" Edge Distances

Number KIT;       8" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $40.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $70.00

Alphabet KIT;     8" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $125.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $180.00
  How I Stripe; 8" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
8" Height, 5.25" Width, 2" Edge Distances

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $34.00

             125 Mil Price     $50.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
            
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $40.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$34.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price;
$70.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$50.00  


ABCs 60 Mil Price; $125.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$20.00  


ABCs 125 Mil Price; $180.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$30.00  

     
How I Stripe; 10" Number & Alphabet Stencils
10" Height, 6.5" Width, 2" Edge Distances

Number KIT;       10" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $55.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $85.00

Alphabet KIT;     10" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $140.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $225.00
  How I Stripe; 10" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
10" Height, 6.5" Width, 2" Edge Distances

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $35.00

             125 Mil Price     $60.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
            
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $55.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$35.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $85.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$60.00  


ABCs 60 Mil Price; $140.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$24.00  


ABCs 125 Mil Price; $225.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$40.00  

     
How I Stripe; 12" Number & Alphabet Stencils
12" Height, 8" Width, 2" Edge Distances

Number KIT;       12" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $60.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $90.00

Alphabet KIT;     12" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $175.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $255.00
  How I Stripe; 12" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
12" Height, 8" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $40.00

             125 Mil Price     $70.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
      
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $60.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$40.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $90.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$70.00  


ABCs 60 Mil Price; $175.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$24.00  


ABCs 125 Mil Price; $255.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$48.00  

     
How I Stripe; 18" Number & Alphabet Stencils
18" Height, 9" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Number KIT;       18" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $90.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $160.00

Alphabet KIT;     18" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $240.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $440.00
  How I Stripe; 18" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
18" Height, 9" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $50.00

             125 Mil Price     $90.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
      
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $90.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$50.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $160.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$90.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $240.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$35.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $440.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$60.00  

     
We have (2) Width Options for the 24" Height   We have (2) Width Options for the 24" Height
How I Stripe; 24" Number & Alphabet Stencils
24" Height, 9" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Number KIT;       24" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $110.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $195.00

Alphabet KIT;     24" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $300.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $475.00
  How I Stripe; 24" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
24" Height, 9" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $60.00

             125 Mil Price     $100.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
      
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $110.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$60.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $195.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$100.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $300.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$40.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $475.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$65.00  

     
This is the 2nd Width Option for the 24" Height   This is the 2nd Width Option for the 24" Height
How I Stripe; 24" Number or Alphabet Stencils
24" Height, 12" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!
 
                      I like this width.

Number KIT;       24" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $135.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $260.00

Alphabet KIT;     24" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $390.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $600.00
  How I Stripe; 24" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
24" Height, 12" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Words;  Up To (10) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             Such as: CAUTION, NO PARKING,
             ENTRANCE, DELIVERIES, etc.

             60 Mil Price       $70.00

             125 Mil Price     $135.00

Words Up To (5) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil 
             Such as: ENTER, STOP, STEP, ONLY
      
 
      When you get to the Checkout Page...
    ...tell me your word in "ADD COMMENTS".

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $135.00  

 
(10) 60 Mil Price;
$70.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $260.00  

 
(10) 125 Mil Price;
$135.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $390.00  

 
(5) 60 Mil Price;
$50.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $600.00  

 
(5) 125 Mil Price;
$85.00  

     
We also have (2) Widths for the 36" Height   We also have (2) Widths for the 36" Height
How I Stripe; 36" Number or Alphabet Stencils
36" Height, 9" Width, 4" Edge Distances..!
 
                     
Number KIT;       36" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $150.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $250.00

Alphabet KIT;     36" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $390.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $680.00

  How I Stripe; 36" Numbers, Letters, Words
36" Height, 9" Width, 4" Edge Distances..!

Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $15.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $29.00 ea.
Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $15.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $29.00 ea.
        When you get to the Checkout Page...
         ...tell me your Numbers or Letters...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".

Words Up To (7) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             60 Mil Price       $12.00 ea. letter
             125 Mil Price     $18.00 ea. letter
       Call me. I'll bill you per letter, for words.

      

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $150.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$15.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $250.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$29.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $390.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$15.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $680.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$29.00  

     
This is the 2nd Width Option for the 36" Height   This is the 2nd Width Option for the 36" Height
How I Stripe; 36" Number or Alphabet Stencils
36" Height, 16" Width, 4" Edge Distances..!
 
                     
Number KIT;       36" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $180.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $360.00

Alphabet KIT;     36" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $460.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $930.00

  How I Stripe; 36" Numbers, Letters, Words
36" Height, 16"" Width, 4" Edge Distances..!

Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $18.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $36.00 ea.
Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $18.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $36.00 ea.
        When you get to the Checkout Page...
         ...tell me your Numbers or Letters...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".

Words Up To (4) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             60 Mil Price       $16.00 ea. letter
             125 Mil Price     $32.00 ea. letter
       Call me. I'll bill you per letter, for words.

      

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $180.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$18.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $360.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$36.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $460.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$18.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $930.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$36.00  

     
We have (2) Widths for the 42" Height   We have (2) Widths for the 42" Height
How I Stripe; 42" Number or Alphabet Stencils
42" Height, 12" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!
 
                     
Number KIT;       42" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $180.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $300.00

Alphabet KIT;     42" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $410.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $800.00

  How I Stripe; 42" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
42" Height, 12" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $19.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $36.00 ea.
Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $19.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $36.00 ea.
        When you get to the Checkout Page...
         ...tell me your Numbers or Letters...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".

Words Up To (4) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             60 Mil Price       $16.00 ea. letter
             125 Mil Price     $32.00 ea. letter
       Call me. I'll bill you per letter, for words.

      

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $180.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$19.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $300.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$36.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $410.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$19.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $800.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$36.00  

     
This is the 2nd Width Option for the 42" Height   This is the 2nd Width Option for the 42" Height
How I Stripe; 42" Number or Alphabet Stencils
42" Height, 16" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!
 
                     
Number KIT;       42" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $235.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $470.00

Alphabet KIT;     42" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $590.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $1190.00

  How I Stripe; 42" Worded Stencils...ANY Word
42" Height, 16" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $25.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $50.00 ea.
Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $25.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $50.00 ea.
        When you get to the Checkout Page...
         ...tell me your Numbers or Letters...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".

Words Up To (4) Letters; (1) Piece Stencil
             60 Mil Price       $20.00 ea. letter
             125 Mil Price     $40.00 ea. letter
       Call me. I'll bill you per letter, for words.

      

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $235.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$25.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $470.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$50.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $590.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$25.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $1190.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$50.00  

     
We have (2) Widths for the 48" Height   We have (2) Widths for the 48" Height
How I Stripe; 48" Number or Alphabet Stencils
48" Height, 12" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!
 
                     
Number KIT;       48" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $230.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $415.00

Alphabet KIT;     48" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $590.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $1100.00

  How I Stripe; 48" Individual Numbers & Letters
48" Height, 12" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $24.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $44.00 ea.
Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $24.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $44.00 ea.
      
       When you get to the Checkout
Page...
         ...tell me your Numbers or Letters...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $230.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$24.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $415.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$44.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $590.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$24.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $1100.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$44.00  

     
This is the 2nd Width Option for the 48" height   This is the 2nd Width Option for the 48" height
How I Stripe; 48" Number or Alphabet Stencils
48" Height, 16" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!
 
                     
Number KIT;       48" Complete Set; ( 0-9 ) 
                      
                           60 Mil Price;        $280.00
                           125 Mil Price;      $560.00

Alphabet KIT;     48" Complete Set;  ( A-Z )

                           60 Mil Price;       $725.00
                           125 Mil Price;     $1450.00

  How I Stripe; 48" Individual Numbers & Letters
48" Height, 16" Width, 3" Edge Distances..!

Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $28.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $56.00 ea.
Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $28.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $56.00 ea.
      
       When you get to the Checkout
Page...
         ...tell me your Numbers or Letters...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $280.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$28.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $560.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$56.00  


ABC 60 Mil Price; $725.00  

 
60 Mil Price;
$28.00  


ABC 125 Mil Price; $1450.00  

 
125 Mil Price;
$56.00  

     
     
How I Stripe; 60" Individual Number Stencils
60" Height, 16" Width, 3" & 4" Edge Distances
 
                     
Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $30.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $60.00 ea.

       When you get to the Checkout Page...
         ...tell me the Numbers you need...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   
  How I Stripe; 60" Individual Letter Stencils
60" Height, 16" Width, 3" & 4" Edge Distances

Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $30.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $60.00 ea.
      
       When you get to the Checkout
Page...
         ...tell me the Letters you need...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $30.00  

 
 ABC 60 Mil Price;
$30.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $60.00  

 
ABC 125 Mil Price;
$60.00  

     
     
How I Stripe; 72" Individual Number Stencils
72" Height, 16" Width, 3" & 4" Edge Distances
 
                     
Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $35.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $70.00 ea.

       When you get to the Checkout Page...
         ...tell me the Numbers you need...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   
  How I Stripe; 72" Individual Letter Stencils
72" Height, 16" Width, 3" & 4" Edge Distances

Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $35.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $70.00 ea.
      
       When you get to the Checkout
Page...
         ...tell me the Letters you need...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $35.00  

 
 ABC 60 Mil Price;
$35.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $70.00  

 
ABC 125 Mil Price;
$70.00  

     
     
How I Stripe; 96" Individual Number Stencils
96" Height, 16" Width, 4" Edge Distances
 
                     
Individual Numbers;
             60 Mil Price       $44.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $88.00 ea.

       When you get to the Checkout Page...
         ...tell me the Numbers you need...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   
  How I Stripe; 96" Individual Letter Stencils
96" Height, 16" Width, 4" Edge Distances

Individual Letters;
          
  60 Mil Price       $44.00 ea.
             125 Mil Price     $88.00 ea.
      
       When you get to the Checkout
Page...
         ...tell me the Letters you need...
               ...in the "ADD COMMENTS".
   

(0-9) 60 Mil Price; $44.00  

 
 ABC 60 Mil Price;
$44.00  


(0-9) 125 Mil Price; $88.00  

 
ABC 125 Mil Price;
$88.00  

     
     
     
     

When buying parking lot stencils, there are (3) things to look for:

1) The material that the stencil is made from.

2) The thickness of the stencil material.

3) The "overall dimensions" that the stencil offers. This is letter height, width and brush stroke. But it also includes "overall height". ( This is important. )

So...first...referring to #1...

Parking Lot Stencil Material.

I've seen parking lot stencils being advertised as "made from quality"...and then there's this fancy word for cardboard.

I've also seen them made from "counter top" material.

The best material is Low Density Polyethylene Plastic, LDPE ... ( not High Density Polyethylene, HDPE ). It's the favorite material among parking lot striping companies. Here's why...

A) It's strong, unlike cardboard. It's more flexible, unlike counter top material.

B) It’s also too easy to clean. Spray the stencil. You'll have a bit of "over spray" on the stencil itself. Let it dry. THEN...bend the flexible, LDPE and the dried over spray pops off. OR...you can peel it off and it looks like a giant potato chip. Now your stencil is "like new again".

If you spray a cardboard stencil, the over spray soaks in. You cannot clean it easily and then hope to re-use it for years to come.

If you spray a stencil made from some type of counter top material...two things may occur.

1) It's too rigid to bend. If you do try to bend it...be ready for it to break.

2) If the counter top material is rough, instead of smooth, the over spray will grip it tightly and won't let go = you cannot clean it...back to "like new again". After a while the over spray will build up and effect the quality of your work.

Bottom line…buy LDPE. It's more flexible than HDPE. It'll lay to the contour of your parking lot. It'll last. It's too easy to clean...etc...etc.

NEXT...Parking Lot Stencil Thickness.

I've seen 10 Mil thicknesses and 30 Mil thicknesses. I manufacture from 60 Mil and 125 Mil.

10 Mil is about (3) pieces of paper, thick...or "thin". So...30 Mil is about (10) pieces of paper, thick. There are a few things to consider, here.

1) If it's too thin, like 10 Mil...it may not stay where you need it to. ( I hope the wind doesn't blow! )

2) When the actual paint hits the stencil, be prepared for the stencil to "flutter" and / or simply move. It's not heavy enough to do the work. Also, these aren't heavy enough to lay completely flat. If they're "wavy" at all...again...they do not possess the weight needed to simply lay flat. Paint will spray under the areas that are above the pavement and affect the quality of your work.

3) If you have to slide a "thin" material stencil out from under another stencil...the small "bridges" that hold the letters or symbols to the surrounding plastic...will eventually snag onto something and tear. This makes for more trouble. Be careful.

The best (2) thicknesses are 60 Mil and 125 Mil.

60 Mil parking lot stencils are for occasional use. Schools that stripe or paint their own stencils can use these. A part time parking lot striping company or the maintenance department of a shopping center or hospital...will find that these are fine. Just take care of them.

125 Mil is for the professional parking lot striping company. Let the over spray dry. Peel it off. The bridges are tough. This thickness will last...seemingly forever. Mine have, for 17 years. 

NEXT...Parking Lot Stencil "Overall Dimensions".

Here's where manufacturers try to save money.

This is simple. There are only a few things involved: There's the actual height, width and brush stroke of each letter. THEN there's also the "overall height"... which will tell you the "edge distances". Again, this is important.      

 First... I'll talk about the "overall height". Let's say the stencil is a NO PARKING stencil with 12" tall letters. Let's say the "overall height" is advertised as 16". That means there's only 2" of plastic above the top of the lettering...and...2" of plastic below the bottom of the lettering. Again...2" edge distance on top + 12" lettering + another 2" edge distance on the bottom = a 16" overall height.

I like an 18" overall height. Here’s why...it's not just about "over spray" protection...it's about strength.

1) If you're not too confident about spraying the stencil...a 2" edge distance is scary.

A 3" edge distance isn't as scary. On a 12" NO PARKING stencil the overall height would be 18"...not 16". There would be 3” of edge distance above the 12” lettering and 3” of edge distance below the 12” lettering. Again, the overall height would then be 18”.

2) If you want these to last any amount of time...a 3" edge distance offers much more strength than only having a 2" edge distance.

Next; make sure the lettering is as WIDE as you want it to be. If you're about to choose a 24" STOP stencil...how WIDE are the letters? I've seen some listed as 9" wide. I like a 12" width on a 24" height. It's a balanced look and takes up the given space.

Next; how wide is the "brush stroke"? The brush stroke is how wide each "stem" or "leg" of each letter is. Think of it as painting the letter with a paint brush. How wide is your paint brush?...1" wide...? 4" wide? 12" lettering should have at least a 2" brush stroke. 24" lettering should have a 3" to 4" brush stroke. A "narrow" STOP may not work as well as a STOP with 24" tall, 12" wide lettering and a 4" brush stroke.

Bottom line...if you're shopping for Parking Lot Stencils...look for three things: ( Ok, maybe four things. )

1) Material; Look for Low Density Polyethylene Plastic = LDPE.; long lasting, easy to clean and easy to handle.

2) Thickness; Buy a 60 Mil or 125 Mil thickness...you decide; occasional use or professional use.

3) Dimensions; Make sure the "Overall Dimensions" are what you're expecting. Look for Height, Width and Brush Stroke

Edge Distance should be at least 3" on 12" lettering and even more on larger parking lot stencils.

Then...and only then...compare prices.

 ( That's my 4th thing to look for = the price. )

I would expect to pay less for a smaller piece of plastic.

I manufacture from LDPE. I use 60 Mil and 125 Mil. My 12" worded stencils all have 3" of Edge Distance. My larger stencils have that much or more.

My 12" lettering has an 8" to 9" width.

( The "W" is simply wider than the "V". )

My 24" lettering has a 12" width.

I use 2", 3" and 4" brush strokes.

 I also believe my prices are still the lowest.

Contact me about anything.

I hope I helped.

Dan

   
 
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