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 Water Based Federal Spec Traffic Line Paint TT-P-1952B
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- Contractor grade universal water based paint
- US Federal Specification TT-P-1952B
- Safe for use on asphalt OR concrete
- No thinning needed. Ready-to-Spray formula
- Multiple Colors Available
- Perfect for line striping, car-stops, roads, curbs & more
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We sell durable water based ready-to-spray traffic paint to line striping, curb marking and road painting professionals and commercial DIY individuals. Buy as single 5 gallon buckets or buy 6 or more in bulk and save money. This paint conforms to Federal Specification TT-P-1952B which is a slow drying traffic paint. Unless your specification requirements specify that you have to use the newer TT-P-1952E, this paint works out as a durable, cost effective traffic line paint.
Our 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.
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
Still not sure if this is the paint you need? Take a look at our breakdown of
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 area.
Well, 1 mil stands for "1 Thousandth of an Inch". It's small. So, 15 mils
- 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
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
What do I need to know about the surface condition?
The surface area of
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
parkinglot 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 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 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 Pallet and choose a gray. (30 gallon minimum on custom gray)
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Weight Per Gallon
12.1 – 12.5 lbs
Flat / Satin
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
@ 77 deg. 50% RH, maximum 40 minutes
With soap and water
Acrylic Latex co-polymer
80 - 90 KU
5 mils Bird, .92, min.
Protect from Freezing
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