Easy to assemble, malleable over uneven pavement surfaces
Stencils are made from 1/16" thick dura-tuff plastic. The dura-tuff is polyethylene designed for rugged, permanent use. The medium grade thickness make the stencil easier to assemble and malleable over uneven surfaces. However, the dura-tuff does not lay as flat against the pavement surface and can cause paint to spray under the stencil. The dura-tuff requires more time to make sure you don't create under spray.
These are the best stencils designed for professional pavement marking
The 40 piece letter stencil kit consists of A through Z plus an extra A, E, I, L M, N, O, P, R, S, T with one spacer and two end pieces. It has a 3" wide top and bottom border and two end pieces. The character is 15 inches high and its stroke (where paint hits the pavement) is 2.0" wide. The pieces interlock so no rails are necessary to hold the digits together. The interlocking system allows for prespacing of the letters. This is a superior system that prevents messy overspray between letters because the characters overlap at the seams. The width of the character varies but it is an easy to read letter style with a 2:3 width ratio. The monospace letter style is Pavement font which has been designed and field tested by the Federal Highway Administration for maximum legibility.
How to apply paint
Paint can be applied by using spray equipment, brush or roller. You can get spray equipment from Graco Sprayers, Sherwin Williams Dura Clad or Pervo Paint Ultra 9000 offer a conventional dry (non-heated application) water-based paint intended for marking interior and exterior curbing and lanes on driveways, sidewalks, factory floors, parking lots and airport runways. We do not recommend oil based paint. Please consult their paint specialist for you application.
Storage and maintenance
Stencils are made for easy clean up. When paint is dry just bend stencil or hit against hard surface and paint will flake off easily. The stencils are typically shipped rolled and should be layed flat in a warm location over night to get any memory curl out. It is best to store them flat and without any weight on it. There is some UV protection in them but direct sunlight or the back of a pick-up cab would cause them to crack.
Product life is typically 1-2 years under normal use. This item is Made in America which reduces transportation costs, supply time and its environmental impact.