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50+ Super-Creative Senior Parking Spot Painting Ideas

I like to come up with fun things to do and pranks to play on people.

You know what would make this look a lot cooler? Some paint!

You know what would make this look a lot cooler? Some paint!

Painting Your Parking Spot?

If you are lucky enough to have your own parking spot at school, then you are probably looking for ways to make it stand out. After all, your senior year is a time to be unique and have some fun!

Here are 50 ideas for cool parking spot paintings that will make your parking spot the envy of everyone on campus (or at least use them as a foundation that you can build off).

1. A portrait of yourself or your friends

2. A sunset or other beautiful landscape

3. A funny scene from a movie or TV show

4. Your favorite sports team logo

5. A band logo or album cover

6. An abstract design in your school colors

7. Your name or initials in a cool font

8. A character from a book or video game

9. A statement about your future plans

10. A picture of your pet

11. Your favorite quote

12. An inside joke between you and your friends

13. A pun or other clever saying

14. A reference to a current event or pop culture phenomenon

15. An ode to your hometown

16. An homage to your favorite artist

17. A picture of your car or dream car

18. Your graduation year

19. A message to underclassmen

20. An inspirational message

21. A scene from your favorite song

22. A picture of a place you’ve always wanted to visit

23. The cover of your favorite album

24. A map of the world or your country

25. A picture of a celebrity you admire

26. A scene from your favorite movie

27. Your favorite animal

28. The flag of your country or state

29. A picture of a food you love

30. An image that represents your hobbies or interests

31. A picture of your favorite vacation spot

32. An image that makes you happy

33. A collage of your favorite photos

34. A picture of your family or friends

35. Your future plans or dreams

36. What you love about your school

37. What you’re most proud of in your life so far

38. A picture of your favorite thing in the world

39. A message to your future self

40. What you want to be when you grow up

41. Where you see yourself in 10 years

42. Your hopes and dreams for the future

43. The best advice you’ve ever received

44. Something that represents your personality

45. A picture of yourself when you were younger

46. How much you’ve grown and changed over the years

47. What you’re most grateful for in your life

48. The people or things that have inspired you

49. Your favorite memories from high school

50. What this time in your life means to you

How to Come Up with Creative Designs for Your Senior Car Parking Spot?

If you're feeling stuck, try thinking about what represents you and your personality. What are your hobbies and interests? What's your favorite quote? You could also try looking for inspiration in nature or art. Once you have an idea, sketch it out on paper before you start painting. And don't forget to have fun with it!

I have recommended to other seniors to go for something a little creative and original but isn't going to be over-the-top or out of the lines—and will take too long (unless you really want to throw your all into it—but don't you have studying to do?).

The dimensions of the car parking spit are typically 9 x 18 feet—give or take a few inches (however, I would just double check to make sure you know your car parking spot). So whatever design you come up with, it will have to be within those dimensions. You could always go for a more simple design and use paint stencils to create your masterpiece.

Painting Your Parking Spot Can Take Longer Than You Might Expect

You might want to start working on your painting a few weeks before school starts, since it can take longer than you might expect. It's also a good idea to have a friend or family member help you, since they can give you an extra set of hands (and eyes) to make sure everything looks perfect. Once you're finished, your parking spot will be the talk of the school!

How to Paint a Car Parking Spot

The best strategy is to first check how others have gone about it: Select the right type of exterior paint, get a clear idea of the design you're looking to create, and have lots of tape to hand. You need to be sure that the paint you use is durable and can withstand weather and wear and tear.

Once you have the right supplies, start by sketching out your design on paper—then tape it out onto the car parking spit. This will help you plan the project and make sure everything is in the right place. Once you're happy with the design, start painting! Be sure to use painters tape to create clean lines and prevent paint from getting where it shouldn't. Have fun with it and be creative!

How to Make a Stencil to Paint a Parking Spot

There are a few ways you can make your own stencils. You could use contact paper or freezer paper to trace and cut out your design. Or, you could use a cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette to create more intricate designs. Once you have your stencils ready to go, tape them down onto your parking spot and start painting!

How Much Paint Does It Require?

It honestly depends on the size of your car parking space and how much paint is necessary to achieve full coverage. That said, you are likely looking at a couple of Quartz for just a blank cover. The issue comes when you want to use multiple colors, as you need to buy each one separately. That's why if you are on a budget I recommend you go with something that is more monochrome in nature, with the gaps being the normal tarmac.

Additionally, depending on the paint and brand that you select, the price can range from $30 all the way up to $200. So do your research before making a purchase! That's why I think it is worth partnering up with a bunch of friends to share paint and split the cost—that way it's not so much of a sting—plus you can all get a bit more creative with your designs as well.

Tips for Car Park Painting Spots

  • Get your friends involved to help with the project and to split the cost of paint
  • Do your research on what type of paint to use—it needs to be durable and weather-resistant
  • Have fun with it! Be creative and original with your design. It's your spot, so make it represent you!
  • Give yourself plenty of time to finish the project—it might take longer than you think
  • Have a friend or family member help you with the painting to make sure everything looks perfect.

Now that we have gone over all of the basics, it's time to get started on your very own car parking spot painting project! I hope this guide was helpful and that you have everything you need to get started.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.