One of the most overlooked and underappreciated aspects of highway and road safety by most motorists is the traffic paint. Traffic paint is used to mark everything from highway travel lanes to parking lots. It marks special purpose spaces utilized to designate disabled parking, loading, and unloading zones, as well as time-restricted parking spaces and even functions as warnings and pseudo-signage for pedestrians and motorists alike. Without reliable and durable traffic paint, the highways, roads, and parking lots we regularly use would make driving and parking far more dangerous and confusing than necessary.
Traffic paint has been a popular safety improvement for most road and highways since the late 1940s and early 1950s. While the actual product has undergone several modernizations and improvements, it is still widely used and typically comes in both yellow and white pigments. Many traffic paints contain additives, such as reflective glass, to help improve nighttime visibility and overall effectiveness of the product, making it an ideal roadway safety improvement material.
Much like all paints, waterborne traffic paint simply put, is a thin layer of blended material that can be applied to a surface area. Much like traditional paint, waterborne traffic paint has both advantages and disadvantages with its use. Perhaps its greatest disadvantage is that this type of paint tends to be sensitive to temperature as extreme cold can cause the paint to freeze and extreme heat can cause the water in the paint to evaporate.
However, this product’s greatest advantage is its cost. Waterborne traffic paints are among one of the least expensive pavement markings available on the market today. As well, most waterborne traffic paints do not need solvents for cleanup and with ideal conditions, waterborne traffic paint dries very quickly, which makes it an ideal solution for jobs that require a quicker turnaround. Other characteristics of waterborne traffic paint include
• An ability to be flushed out with water and/or ammonia
• The material is not considered hazardous waste for disposal by most areas
• Can settle in a drum but most require specially lined drums to prevent chemical reactions
Ozark Materials provides numerous waterborne traffic paints for our customers. The paint we offer meets both Federal and American standards and comes in a regular or quick-drying variation. As well, we have specially formatted traffic paints that are designed to meet the unique traffic requirements of areas that experience located in cold environments as well as roadways that are located in areas that undergo high heat and humidity.
Ozark Materials’ waterborne traffic paint is environmentally friendly, durable and formulated for use in a wide range of applications. For streets and highways, rural roads, parking lots, and airfields, Ozark
Materials’ waterborne paint can be applied from temperatures as low as 35° F to as high as 120° F, making it an ideal paint to use for your next project, regardless of the season or location. The waterborne paint is suitable for applications on both bituminous and concrete roadways. It can be sprayed with airless or conventional spray equipment and is available in all specifications and colors. Read below for more information or click here to fill our contact form and have one of our team members help you with your questions or concerns.
• Meets Federal Std. 141D and American Standard
• Meets FS TTP-1952E (Type I, II, III)
100 sq ft/gallon at 15 mil wet film
300 LF of 4” line/gallon at 15 mil wet film
• Great for parking lots & airfield marking
• Low VOC formula with excellent atomization
• Durable, abrasion resistant finish dries within 30 minutes
• Proven low VOC waterborne acrylic durability
• Use under adverse conditions--night striping, high traffic & high humidity
• Minimizes traffic control when restriping, dries to no track in fewer than 3 minutes at 15 wet mils with glass beads applied 77° F & humidity above 75%
• Increased durability through greater film thickness (30 mil)
• Flexible paint film to withstand road expansion & contraction
• Greater retro-reflectivity with the ability to use larger beads
• In the field, no track in fewer than three minutes (77° F (25° C) & low humidity)
• Designed to cure in temperatures as low as 35° F
• No track (field) in less than 10 minutes at temperatures 37° F (3° C) & rising
• No switching to solvent systems in cold climates, use from early spring through late fall
• 15 mils wet application
• Extends striping season