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5 Gallon Water Based Parking Lot Striping Paint

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SKU: ECON1001-W-5

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5 Gallon Water Based Paint
List price: $150
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Quick Overview: 
  • Non-Federal Spec normal dry low VOC water-based paint
  • Great for parking lots and curbs; decent color and durability
  • Dries to no-pickup in approx. 30 min - 1 hour
  • No thinning needed. Ready-to-Spray formula
  • Works on asphalt or concrete, non-maintained streets, curbs and parking lots


Our normal-dry 5 gallon water based paint is a non-federal specification paint that is a fantastic parking lot striping paint with a slightly lower cost when compared to our fast dry premium water based paint. If you need a quality parking lot paint that doesn't have to be used on federal property, our normal-dry water based paint is a great choice.

If you're a contractor or property maintenance professional doing commercial jobs, or you need a quality paint that will meet most city and county needs, you'll find this parking lot striping paint to be a great product for the price.  It's a regular-dry paint that takes around 30 minutes to an hour before it's ready for traffic so keep that in mind when purchasing.  We also offer a low cost non-federal fast-dry paint if you need to open up sooner to traffic.

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 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 paint is a universal paint that can be used as line paint, road traffic paint, curb and car stop paint and more. The only downside to our universal regular water based paint is that it does take a bit more time to dry when compared to our FAST-DRY paint. Dry time for one coat is usually 30 minutes or less but might take up to 40 minutes in cooler weather. Ask yourself this question: "Do I need more than one coat and or do I need to have traffic back on my parking lot in a very short amount of time?" If you answered yes to either or both of these question, you might want to take a look at our FAST-DRY water based paint instead which will dry in a fraction of the time when compared to our regular 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?
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

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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5 Gallon

Weight Per Gallon

12.1 – 12.5 lbs

Base Compound


Dry Type

Regular Dry


Flat / Satin

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% RH, maximum 40 minutes


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


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Shipping Weight
Weight: 70 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in × 15 in