Striping Start-Up

Striping can be a profitable niche market for new businesses or as a additional service offered by an established contractor. This article provides an overview of what a company needs to know before entering the striping industry. A potential striping company should consider its local market, season and competition before committing to this new venture. A contractor also needs to consider the type of work--new striping, striping repaints, field striping or road striping--they will do. Most contractors, especially smaller companies, will start in parking lot striping. New striping companies can visit industry trade shows and network with other contractors to share ideas and advice. Once a contractor has sufficient knowledge of the striping industry, he or she needs to choose equipment and materials. Many contractors choose to start small, with one walk-behind unit and paint rather than thermoplastic striping material. As the business expands, they can easily add new equipment and different striping materials.


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  • Accession Number: 01104986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2008 11:48AM