New asphalt absorbs a lot of striping paint, but even with a two-coat application, a “freshening up” is often warranted within a few years. Many customers proactively sealcoat at that time, so the two often go hand in hand. On most other pavement surfaces, the striping lasts about as long as the sealcoating so they can often be completed in tandem. Occasionally some markings wear out faster than the asphalt or sealcoat do, particularly in areas with large volumes of vehicle traffic such as entrances and exits to shopping centers or gated communities. Striping provides great bang for the buck and the paint tends to dry in around 10 minutes on a typical day, so even if your property needs an occasional mid-cycle refresh in some areas, it’s likely to be relatively inexpensive and painless.