If you recently purchased a used car lot and would like to complete some cosmetic upgrades before opening for business, the following pavement repair and sealing techniques can be utilized. Afterward, hang colorful banners or streamers around the perimeter of the lot to attract the attention of people who are looking for a secondhand car to purchase.
- push broom
- power washer
- water hose
- scrub brush
- pavement patch
- metal skimmer
- pavement sealant
- weighted waterproof cloths
- wide, shallow tray
- thick-napped roller cover
- roller frame
- scrubbing pad
- banners and streamers
Empty, Clean, And Repair The Lot
Before repairing the pavement that used cars are parked on, move the cars from the lot. Park the cars behind the building or on an empty part of the property that is adjacent to the car lot. Be wary that the cosmetic upgrades to the lot may take a few days, so be sure to park the vehicles in an area that can be utilized until repairs to the pavement are complete. Sweep the lot. Fill a power washer's repository with a small amount of detergent that has been mixed with water. Use the solution to treat oily surfaces or stains.
Move a scrub brush or mop that has an abrasive surface across the pavement. Use a water hose to rinse the dirt particles and soapy water away. Once pavement has dried, use patch to fill holes and cracks in the lot's surface. A small shovel or trowel can be used to administer pavement patch. Move a metal skimmer firmly across patched pavement. A couple days will be required for patch to firm up.
Apply A Coat Of Sealant To Pavement And Hang Decorations
If there is grass growing on the edges of the car lot, do not risk spilling sealant onto them. Before sealing the car lot, use waterproof weighted drop cloths to cover blades of grass. Pour some pavement sealcoat into a tray that has been placed on the edge of the property.
Coat a roller with sealant and move the roller across the length of the lot. Periodically add more sealant to the roller. Dispose of excess sealant that remains in the tray and clean the tray's interior with soapy water and a scrubbing pad. After the sealed pavement is dry, drive and park the used cars on the lot. Use twine to secure colorful banners or streamers to the front of the building that is on the lot.