Note: This product spec has been updated to 1952F which is a fast dry formula with low VOCs and higher durability.
Do you need a slower drying paint that won't clog tips and dry so fast you can't work with it during hot summer days?
The older Federal spec TTP 1952b was originally specified as a normal drying paint but later replaced by fast-drying alternatives. While fastdry paints are great for opening traffic fast, they aren't so great on hot summer days or when you need to apply glass beads by hand. This paint conforms to the outdated but still viable Federal Specification TT-P-1952B, a normal drying traffic paint that has been replaced by the newer fast dry 1952F Type I. As long as you are using this on parking lots that are not state or federal property, you can use this paint.
While the 1952b is no longer a Federal spec paint, we still sell it as a durable, water-based, ready-to-spray parking lot paint for line striping professionals and commercial DIY property managers. This paint has been extremely popular over the years as a great overall parking lot paint where normal drying paints are needed.
Buy as single 5 gallon buckets or buy 6 or more in bulk and save money.
Where this older specification shines over the newer 1952F is when you need a slower drying paint that won't clog tips or dry so fast you can't apply beads by hand. Some line stripers find that on a hot summer day, the fast-dry paints will dry so fast it clogs their tips and equipment. They would rather go with a slower paint that is more forgiving and easier to use for jobs where the federal paint isn't required.
So when are federal paints required? If you're painting on Federally-funded property or state-funded property, you are better off sticking with the federal spec or paints that are on the state APL/QPL. Parking lots are fine, even city or county roads are fine too as long as the governing board approves it. Airports that do not get the majority of funding from the federal government can use this paint as well. Just be mindful of "where the money comes from" and that will help you decide if you can use the older out of spec 1952B or if you need to move to the newer in-spec 1952F.
This water-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 paint that is specifically designed for that environment. Contact us for details or visit our field marking website for grass paints.