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5 Gallon Plastech Cold Applied Liquid Thermoplastic Solvent Based Paint
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Get 5 Gallons of Plastech SB cold thermoplastic solvent based paint for parking lots and streets.
Plastech is a unique blend of high solids thermoplastic induced liquid paint that is a rapid cure with low VOC. Plastech can be cold spray applied using conventional airless paint spray equipment like the Titan or Graco units. Plastech SB is a fantastic alternate to hot applied powder or solid block thermoplastic traffic paint and can be used on streets, roads, pedestrian cross-walks, intersections, high build road signs and legends, turn arrows, stop bars, high traffic areas in parking lot decks, warehouses or anywhere a high quality thermoplastic paint is desired.
Plastech is a solventbased formula that produces a high build and contains special high solids acrylic latex that dries fast and makes it extremely durable.
The first coat to be sprayed, apply at 30 mils thickness wet and saturate with glass beads. Let the first coat dry and cure and remove any loose excess glass beads. Apply the second coat at 30 mils thickness wet, saturate with glass beads, let dry and cure. With two passes of paint, along with glass beads it will build up to 60 mils dry film thickness. The end result is the look and performance of conventional hot melt thermoplastic paints without the expensive overhead of hot applied thermoplastic application machines and pre-melters.
Cure time is around 20 minutes to touch at 77 degrees and 50% relative humidity; Full dry time is around 60 minutes dry through when applied at 30 mils with Glass beads.
Coverage is around 320 lineal feet of 4” wide line at 15 mils or 110 sqft per gallon.
We only sell paint that is guaranteed to be top quality commercial parking lot, curb and traffic paint. Our paint will equally match and usually beats anything you can buy at the store. We ship all of our paint straight from the manufacturing plant which means your paint is fresh by the time you get it, unlike the paint that might sit on the store shelf for a few months and believe it or not, will get recycled if it sits too long... Our paint is fresh, not blended or recycled.
The other thing we should mention about the quality is that our paint is colored with powder based pigments. Other manufacturers, even some of the well known ones, use liquid based pigments and those tend to fade a lot sooner than powder based pigment.
Water Based vs Solvent Based
If you are wondering if you need water based or solvent oil based paint, it really all comes down to preference and local code requirements. While many municipalities and cities don't have any specific codes on which paint you can use, some have started enforcing the use of only water based paint due to it's environmental friendliness. Oil based paints tend to leave harmful residues that drain into the ground and water, even after it has dried. Painters in northern states like to use the oil based paint because it can be applied in colder weather, unlike water based paints that tend to freeze.
Still not sure if this is the paint you need? Take a look at our breakdown of paint page for more info.
Our water based Plastec thermoplastic paint is a great alternative to hot applied thermoplastic that can be used as line paint, road traffic paint, curb and car stop paint and more. Ideal for street use or parking lot markings where high visibility and glass beads will be used.
Understanding the coverage of the paint is an important factor when line striping. The typical airless line striper will produce a line that is 15 mils in thickness, but first, how thick is 15 mils, second, what if I'm not using an airless line striper and third, what about the surface condition? Actual coverage of this paint can be found in the Specifications tab.
How thick is 15 mils?
Well, 1 mil stands for "1 Thousandth of an Inch". It's small. So, 15 mils is 15 thousandth of an inch which is the same as 1/64 of an inch. To give an idea of how thick 15 mils really is, we'll show you a few common items and their thickness:
- Typical Credit Card: 30 mils (.030 in) [0.762 mm]
- US Dollar Bill: 5 mils (.005 in) [0.127 mm]
- Finger Nail: 13 mils (.013 in) [.3302 mm]
So, if you take 3 crisp US currancy bills and stack them together, you will have 15 mils of thickness, or you can look at the thickness of your (unpainted) fingernail for a quick reference.
What if I'm not using an airless striper?
When using a roller or brush to apply paint, the thickness will vary between the roller style and how much paint you actually put down. The main rule of thumb though, is that you will double the amount of paint. Using a roller usually applies a thicker coat of paint. In some cases, if you're conservative with how much you put down, you can acually use less paint.
What do I need to know about the surface condition?
The surface area of section you will paint can also make a big difference with how much paint you use. Especially if you aren't using an airless paint system. Rough pavement like older ashpalt that has a lot of agregate showing, has a larger surface area and will take more paint. In contrast, a smooth concrete surface has a lower surface area and won't take as much paint. We don't have a guide or calculator at this time to take the different surfaces into consideration, just know that you might need a bit more paint if you're painting a rough area.
Standard Color Options
The following colors are available for sale as a ready-to-ship product. If you need custom colors, see the next section.
- White & Yellow are designed for parking lot and traffic lines
- Handicap Blue is for Federal specification handicap stalls
- Black is normally for street addresses and misc markings
Custom Color Options
- Additional cost may apply
30 gallonminimum purchase required for each custom color.
Custom Gray Colors
There are so many different shades of gray, it is difficult for us to offer a "base gray" color of paint, and have it match your environment. As suggested
Contains strong binders and pigments resulting in a high build, high solids, durable coating
Looks and performance of conventional solid hot applied thermoplastic coating
Great alternate for expensive and hard to use hot kettle melt type thermoplastic spray equipment
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Weight Per Gallon
11.8 – 12.0 lbs
Solvent / Oil
Yes (No thinning needed)
Lineal Coverage Per Gallon
320 lineal feet of 4” wide line at 15 mils thickness
Lineal Coverage Per Container
1600 lineal feet of 4” wide line at 15 mils thickness
Area Coverage Per Gallon
110 sq ft @ 15 mils thickness
Area Coverage Per Container
550 sq ft @ 15 mils thickness
@ 77 deg. 50% relative humidity, maximum 15 minutes for dry to touch and 60 minutes for dry through at 30 mils wet
Paint Thinner, Toluene, Mineral Spirits, MEK
Acrylic co-polymer Resins
90 - 100 KU.
5 mils Bird, .96 min.
Keep away from Heat or Sparks