Railroad "R" Stencil

$52.25 - $103.26


It's important to have clear signage approaching railroad crossings to alert drivers.

This R railroad stencil creates a large 78 inch tall highly visible sign on the road. These railroad stencils are constructed from polyethylene plastic, which makes them durable and reusable for repeated applications. Not only is this railroad crossing stencil easy to use; it also meets Texas D.O.T. specifications.

This stencil meets Texas D.O.T. specs.

Application Recommendations: Aerosol paint is the best paint to use with our stencils. To save time, use a marking gun to apply the paint.

In addition to railroad crossing stencils, Stop-Painting also carries many other roadway and parking lot stencils. Aerosol paint is recommended for use with these stencils, and a marking gun can help speed up the paint application process. Lead time is 2-3 business days.

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is available on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website. This comprehensive document outlines the nationwide standards and requirements for warning signs and pavement markings on roads approaching railroad crossings. This R stencil can be combined with crossing lines to create the standard railroad crossing symbol. See the 20 foot piece for railroad X stencil that is meant to be used with this R stencil.

Stencil Material: Polyethylene plastic (LDPE)
Stencil Size: 78" Long, 12 1/2" Wide, with a 3 1/4" bar.


Q: How long will the stencil last?

A: These high quality stencils are very durable. The life of the stencil is based on several factors including cleaning, storage and frequency of use. The most important thing is to store the stencils out of direct sunlight.

Q: Are your stencils reusable?

A: Yes, they are very durable and if cared for properly will have a long life.

Q: What is the difference between the 1/16-inch thick and the 1/8-inch thick material?

A: Both 1/16-inch thick and 1/8-inch thick are made of polyethene plastic. Both are durable materials that will provide multiple uses. The 1/16-inch thick material is about the thickness of a quarter and is a more economical option. The 1/8-inch thick material is about the thickness of a nickel and penny stacked and is the preferred grade for contractor use.

Q: How do you recommend cleaning the stencils?

A: No paint thinner is required to maintain your stencil. Do not allow your stencils to soak in paint thinner. Our stencils are made of Low Density Polyethene plastic. This is a very flexible, non-hazardous, tough and non-porous plastic. Built up paint will peel off quite easily.

Q: How should I store the stencil?

A: Stencils should be stored flat and face down at room temperature. Be very careful handling the plastic should you need to use your stencil in weather colder than 50 degrees. The stencils become more stiff and brittle in cold temperatures.

Q: Do you make custom stencils?

A: Yes. Send your graphic with size requirements for a quote. Custom stencils have an approximate 1 week lead time.

Q: Can I purchase material to make my own stencil?

A: Yes. You can purchase plastic sheet stencil material to make your own stencil.

Q: How quickly will my stencil ship?

A: Stencils typically ship in 1-2 business days. Next Day Air Shipping is available and can be selected at checkout. Custom stencils or standard items that have to be cut require a 1 week lead time.