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5 Gallon Plastech Cold Applied Liquid Thermoplastic Water Based Paint

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5 Gallon Plastech WB Cold ThermoPlastic Paint
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Quick Overview: 
  • Cold applied thermoplastic
  • Water based with low VOCs and fast cure times
  • Can be sprayed in conventional airless line stripers
  • Perfect alternative to hot applied thermoplastic


Get 5 Gallons of Plastech cold thermoplastic water 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 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 waterbased 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
  • Red is used for Fire Lane markings
Handicap Blue

Custom Color Options

We can custom create a wide variety of colors you might want. First visit our Custom Color Palette, then Call for order details +1(800) 689-2098.

  • Additional cost may apply
  • 30 gallon minimum 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 from our supplier, we recommend that you purchase both "White" and "Black" colors, then mix them together to achieve the color of gray you need. We understand this presents additional cost for the project and we apologize for the inconvenience, however, if you aren't picky about the color of gray you need, feel free to browse our Custom Color Palette and choose a gray. (30 gallon minimum on custom gray)

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Handicap Blue





  • Water-based, non-flammable, low VOC, safe for user and environment, ease of set-up and clean-up.

  • Strong binder and pigments resulting in a high build durable coating.

  • Looks and performance that of conventional solid hot applied thermoplastic coating.

  • No need for expensive and hard to use kettle type melt thermoplastic spray equipment.

  • Available in White, Yellow and Blue. Lead free, chrome free.

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5 Gallon

Weight Per Gallon

13.0 – 13.2 lbs

Base Compound


Dry Type

Semi-Fast Drying



Federal Specification


Slick When Wet



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

Drying Time

@ 77 deg. 50% relative humidity, maximum 20 minutes touch; 60 minutes dry through @ 30 mils with glass beads


With soap and water


Resin Type

Acrylic Latex co-polymer


80 - 90 KU

Dry Opacity

5 mils Bird, .92, min.

Flash Point




Protect from Freezing


Material and Safey Data Sheets (MSDS/SDS):

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Shipping Weight
Weight: 66 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 14 in × 14 in × 16 in