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Shop water-based traffic paint here at Asphalt Kingdom! Order yours and get it delivered right to your headquarters or your job site.

One of the most important features of a road or a parking lot is the pavement markings. These painted lines, arrows, words, and numbers help road or parking lot users navigate the area efficiently and safely. These features ensure accessibility and safety for people with disabilities. They also help drivers and pedestrians stay safe while using roads.

But finding the right traffic paint for your application can be difficult. You have to choose between oil-based or water-based traffic paints. Then you need to look for a reputable supplier and choose the right paint brand. You also have to choose the most durable traffic marker paint and which paint is the most cost-effective option for your project.

If you want to know more about waterborne paint, then you've landed on the right website. Check out Asphalt Kingdom's guide to waterborne paint to learn more about this long-lasting product and why it's perfect for your application.

What is Water-based Traffic Paint?

Before we dive into what water-based traffic marking paint is (also known as waterborne paint), let's take a brief look at what paint is made of.

All traffic paints – whether oil-based or water-based – are composed of the following:

  • Resins or binders. They bind the pigment together to ensure that the paint adheres to the surface and dries into a film.
  • Pigments. Gives water-based and oil-based paints their color.
  • Additives. Paint additives improve the paint's flow so it can be applied easily and ensures better penetration so it won't chip or peel after application. Other paints also contain additives that prevent the formation of mildew.
  • Solvents. A liquid that dissolves pigments and binders.

What makes these two types of paint different is the solvent they use. Water-based traffic paints use water to dissolve their components, while oils (such as mineral turpentine) do the same for oil-based paints.

Why Choose Waterborne Traffic Paint for your Next Job

  • It's long-lasting. Water-based paints have improved so much over the years that some of the best paints don't chip or peel even a couple of years after the initial application.
  • It's more cost-effective. If you're looking for a more affordable traffic marking paint option, then water-based traffic paint is your best bet.
  • It dries faster. Under ideal conditions, it only takes 2 hours before waterborne paint fully dries. This allows you to apply a second coat or let your customers use the parking lot within the day.
  • It's the more environmentally-friendly option. Unfortunately, oil-based paints emit high amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds aren't just harmful to the environment. They can also cause headaches, nausea, and breathing difficulties to people exposed to them. VOCs are also considered carcinogenic and can damage internal organs after prolonged exposure.

VOCs also emit that distinct chemical smell after application. If you don't like that strong and unpleasant smell lingering in your parking lot for several hours, then water-based paint is the best choice.

How Long Does Waterborne Traffic Paint Last?

Traffic paint, when applied correctly under ideal conditions, typically lasts up to two years.

But the coat's longevity depends on a couple of factors, which includes the amount of foot and vehicle traffic the parking lot receives and the environment (sun, rainwater, snowmelt, etc.).

How to Apply Water Based Traffic Marker Paint

You can apply waterborne paint using a paint roller and some stencils.

Line striping a parking lot? Then use a line striping machine to make the entire process more efficient.

Asphalt Kingdom offers a wide array of line stripers for contractor or property owner use. From basic line striping machines to line striping ride-on attachments, you'll find them all right here at Asphalt Kingdom. Order your water based paint now and get started with line striping right away. Available in different standard parking lot line colors.