Professionalism is key when it comes to line striping and pavement markings. With the right tools and precision, you can make your parking lots safer for visitors. Not only will this improve curb appeal, but it will also reduce liability in some cases if properly done!
When it comes to line striping and pavement marking projects, there is an important decision that property owners need to make — choosing the perfect paint for their surface.
In this blog post, we will cover four types of line striping and pavement marking paints that you may need to decide between; including oil-based, water-based, thermoplastic, and reflective paints.
Oil and solvent-based paints that are used for roadway striping across the U.S. provide quick-drying, durable paint with long-lasting results despite aging or weathering effects of the environment. The chemicals used to produce this type of paint include petroleum-based oils and other substances. Yet, this paint is resistant against cold conditions making it an ideal choice for areas that experience harsh winters and adverse temperatures.
One thing that sets water-based paint apart is its use of chemicals. It’s not your average acrylic, as it still uses a mix, and the result is even more durable than usual! This paint is gentler on the environment and less toxic than traditional varieties as well! Water-based paints are an excellent choice for businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact wherever they can.
Thermoplastic paints can be applied using either hot or cold methods. The process essentially laminates a layer of colored plastic onto the pavement, which results in an eye-catching and durable marking that will last for years. The cold application method is easy to apply and does not require any special tools; it can be accomplished using the same techniques and tools as required for other paints.
Reflective paint is more expensive than other types of striping and pavement markers because it has reflective properties. The most common type uses beads made from glass to create a true reflection effect, but the cost can go higher depending on the quantity of beads added to the paint. Due to this being an expensive variety, only a handful of companies produce reflective paint for street markings and line striping!
We hope that this blog post has been helpful in your search for the right line striping paint. There are various types and colors to choose from, so it may take some time before you find exactly what you’re looking for. If you are still unsure, consult a professional line striping company for recommendations and estimates based on the local weather, paint availability, traffic, and your budget.
If there is anything we can do to help, do not hesitate to get in touch with Asphalt Specialties, LLC! Our team of experts is ready and waiting to partner with you for all your line striping needs. Our technicians go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver exceptional results. Get your free estimate for line striping in Twin Falls, ID.