A two-piece stencil that allows for multiple colors and uses in an area, the 28" DOT handicap stencil with background is an industry favorite. Unlike most stencils, this comes with a total of two pieces and can be used in any parking space or stall. The background stencil is a 42" by 42" square, which is a Federal standard. The second stencil is also 42" by 42", but does not cover the entire background, allowing for the background colors to show through. The specifications of this stencil are ADA compliant and made in the USA to ensure Federal reliability.
The instructions of use for this stencil are simple. First, decide which parking spaces will be made for handicap access only. It is important that handicapped drivers can easily see and locate their designated spaces. Next, place the first stencil - the background stencil - flat in the bottom third of the parking space. It is required to spray paint this background blue, which will create a bright blue square that can be clearly seen. Then place the handicap stencil on top of the blue background, spraying it white. The white wheelchair symbol on top of the blue background is vibrant and very noticeable against the black road.
This stencil is typically made with the industry standard .125" PRO-Grade LDPE material, guaranteeing durability and longevity. Most projects can use this stencil for over seven years, and can make use out of it thousands of times before any signs of wear or tear begin to show. It is an affordable option and recommended for most standard needs. The stencil comes with a warranty that guarantees that it will be free of blemishes, defects, or any signs of wear that might hinder the use of the stencil. It is promised to lay completely flat as it withstands most heavy spray paint jobs, depending on the material of choice.