Road Line Marking: Selecting the Right Paint for the Job

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Paint is one of the primary components in road line marking products. Selecting the right one will not only determine how long the paint will be in place, but also affect the quality of the marking that you achieve. Quality refers to the ability of the markings to serve their purpose; that is, stay visible and control traffic during both day and night. To add on that, you must also consider your choice carefully because local authorities regulate the type of paint you can use in a certain area. Therefore, here are some paint alternatives you can choose when marking the paved surfaces on your premises.

Alkyd Paints

Alkyd paints are a recent invention in the world of road marking. They derive their name from the addition of alkyd to the paint, which is a synthetic resin used to enhance the binding abilities of the paint. Alkyd enables the paint to hold more firmly onto the surface. It is the right type of paint if the surface you are marking is in an area prone to elements that negatively affect the binding ability of paint. These elements include wet conditions, too much heat, and dense pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Oil-based Paints

Oil-based paints are another option you can go for when marking your roads. They comprise miscible chemicals (chemicals that can mix with each other). The primary component, however, is a basic oil used as an emulsion and medium of dissolving all the other paint-making chemicals. Notably, you should use this paint on your surfaces if the premises are in an area frequented by cold temperatures and long winter seasons. The oil-based emulsion keeps the paint from freezing right after application and throughout the curing period. On the other hand, oil-based paints are difficult to clean, and they can leave a terrible mess behind if due care is not given during application. Make sure that you have specialised cleaning solutions such as toluene or mineral spirits on site.

Solvent-Based Paints

Generally, solvent-based paints work like any other ordinary paints that have to be diluted with a solvent before being used on a surface. If the surface isn't exposed to extraordinary conditions such as corrosive chemicals and prolonged heat, then solvent-based paints will work just fine. They are universal in terms of their application, and they are the go-to option in cases where you aren't sure of what you need to buy. Some vendors also refer to these paints as "Type I."


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Making the Most of a Business Opportunity

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