All of our paints meet or exceed the Federal specifications for "slippery" conditions. If you need additional abrasive properties for your paint application, we recommend that you lightly sand the painted surface by hand.
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5 Gallon Solvent Oil Based Federal Spec Paint TT-P-115F Type 1
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- Contractor grade solvent oil based paint
- US Federal Specification TT-P-115F Type I
- Multiple Colors Available
- Perfect for line striping, car-stops, road makings and curbs
- NOT intended for field or athletic marking
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We offer solvent based / oil based paint with alkyd resins, that meet Federal specification TT-P-115F Type 1 traffic paint and it is perfect for parking lot line striping paint, stencil marking paint, curb marking paint and all road traffic painting. We only sell paint that is guaranteed to be top quality commercial line striping and road paint that will match what you can buy at the store or beat it. Not sure if this is the paint you need? Take a look at our breakdown of paint page for more info.
Our solvent oil based paint can be used on both asphalt and concrete but it is NOT recommended as turf marking or field marking paint. We carry a line of grass paint that is specifically designed for that environment. Contact us for details or visit our field marking website for grass paints.
If you are unsure if you need an oil based or a water based paint, it really just comes down to preference. Many of the north eastern states like to buy oil based / solvent based paint because it won't freeze in the winter time which means they can apply it in colder weather. Another reason people like the oil based over the water based comes down to the mindset that they have "always just used oil based paint".
Many municipalities and cities are beginning to ban oil based paint because it's not as environmentally friendly as the water based, so make sure you are in compliance before buying this type of paint.
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?
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 actually 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
- Red is for Firelane curbs (additional cost)
- Green is used for marking bike lanes and electric stations
Custom Color Options
- 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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Weight Per Gallon
12.5 - 12.9 lbs
TT-P-115F Type I
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% RH, maximum 30 minutes
Paint Thinner, Toluene, Mineral Spirits
85 - 95 KU
5 mils Bird, .92, min.
Keep away from Heat or Sparks
Frequently Asked Questions
Short Answer: yes - You can add sand or abrasives to the paint without damaging the chemical makeup of the paint.
We personally recommend that you add sand or abrasives to the paint by hand though, especially if you are applying stripes with a line striping machine. Abrasive materials tend to clog the spray tip or paint applicator which is why we recommend adding abrasives by hand instead of adding it to the paint. Check with your line striping manufacturer before adding any type of abrasives to the paint.
Short Answer: No - Our paint is specifically made with pressure line striping machines in mind. You can also use this paint with roller style line stripers as well.
Short Answer: Yes - The paint we offer is especially designed as "road marking paint". Pretty much any type of asphalt or concrete surface you want to use this product on, it will adhere to (including sealcoated surfaces). One thing to keep in mind, is that our paints all meet "Federal Specifications". If the Government didn't sign off on our paint as road worthy, we wouldn't be selling it.
Simple Answer: No - Field marking paint has a special formula to be environmentally safe on real grass. It is also designed to be easy to remove from both grass turf and fake field turf. If you're interested in field marking paint, we do offer it but don't have it on our website. Call us for more information: +1(800) 689-2098