If you have just installed a Haines City parking lot paving, then you are in the process of choosing the right paint for the asphalt pavement. You need to paint signs and symbols on the pavement to direct traffic and guide disabled people. This is actually a regulation and a law in every state we have been in. If you are going to install a parking lot for your commercial property, you have to do it the right way.
You can paint parking lot lines and spaces with special paints created for use on asphalt and concrete. Since asphalt is a type of concrete with a petroleum-based binder, regular paint won’t work on it and it will be just washed away by either rain or other elements. It is then critical to use the correct kind of paint that will adhere to the asphalt and will not wash away easily.
Standard paints do not stick to asphalt or even concrete. Latex and acrylic, for example, will peel off of the surfaces in a short amount of time. They don’t adhere to the material and there will always be bubbles that you can push the lines off of the pavement. The result will be so poor, you would have been better off using a chalk to draw the lines. It’s a waste of money, time, and energy.
There are special formulations for asphalt and concrete paint. They are either water-based or solved-based. The solvent-based varieties are also referred to as alkyd, which is one of the ingredients as a binder.
Water-based paints are considered more environment-friendly because solvents are sources of volatile organic compounds that have an adverse effect on the environment. Solvent-based paints also emit fumes so it is best not to use this kind of paint indoors.
The fumes, in particular, can cause headaches and nausea. It is also a cause of “sick building syndrome.” It is not safe to be in the warehouse or in the building if a solvent-based paint was used because the fumes linger for days or even longer. This is especially true if the building is well-insulated and fresh air is limited.
Water-based paints are the best kind of quality paints to use for your asphalt pavement. This is also the recommendation by state laws and regulations. Water-based paints also dry faster which means business can go back to normal without much time lost.