For a flexible and versatile stencil that can be easily carried from job to job, invest in the 18" TURN stencil. It is a handy addition to any striper’s collection as it can be used in a variety of ways. Typically, this stencil is used to mark parking lots, driveways, and smaller turn lanes. It can be used in any roadway with a speed limit of 25mph or lower. Often, it is combined with other industry standard stencils such as “AHEAD", “LEFT", “RIGHT", and “ONLY" to give a clear warning to drivers that a turn is up ahead. It is also often used with directional turn arrows to indicate which direction the road is turning.
The specifications and measurements of the stencil comply with industry standards and are fit for use in any public roadway or parking lot. When painted, the stencil measures 18" high by 54" wide, making a bold statement against the pavement. The material itself measures 24" high by 60" wide. This gives several inches of space on each side of the stencil to allow for overspray, guaranteeing ease of application, cleanup, and storage from job to job.
There are several stencil grade options that can be chosen to make your 18" TURN stencil. If your project requires multiple uses of the stencil over a long period of time, the two best options are the .080 ALU and the ?" LDPE. The ALU is a rigid aluminum that makes the stencil indestructible. You can reuse the stencil indefinitely without it ever showing signs of wear or tear. The ?" LDPE PRO-Grade is the most common industry standard, allowing the stencil to be reused thousands of times before ever needing replacement. If yours is a specialty project that only requires a few uses of the stencils, a thinner grade might be your best option. The 1/16" LDPE is the PRO-Grade counterpart with half the thickness. For something even thinner, the .030" HIPS is cost effective for a one-time use. It is made from PVC and lays flat out of the box for instant use.