How To Do Cold Paint Road Marking? | Cold Paint Line Marking Guide

Cold paint markings, also known as cold-applied road markings, are a type of road marking material that can be easily applied at ambient temperatures without the need for heating. Cold paint road marking is a common method used for marking roads, parking lots, and other surfaces.

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01 Line Striping Road Preparation
  • Clean the surface thoroughly to remove dirt, debris, and any loose materials. Sweeping machine, Line Removal Machine or Air blower may be required.
  • Repair any cracks, potholes, or damaged areas on the surface to ensure a smooth and even application of the paint.
  • Ensure that the surface is dry before starting the marking process.
  • Base-coat with primer using primera  sprayer if needed! 
02. Ultimate Cold Applied Road Marking Supplies Buying Guide
  • Cold paint for road markings: Select a high-quality road paint suitable for specific road markings. 
  • Cold Paint Applicator: Cold paint can be applied using various equipment, such as line stripers with spray guns, or hand tools. Choose the appropriate applicator based on the size and complexity of the project.
  • Safety gear: Wear protective clothing, including gloves, goggles, and a mask, to prevent exposure to paint fumes and splashes.
  • Measuring and marking tools: Use measuring tapes, chalk lines, pre-marking waterline machine, or templates to mark the lines or symbols to be painted. Use thickness a gauge and retro reflectometer to test the results!
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03. Cold Paint Line Striping Training & Practice

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced professional seeking to enhance your skills, our training will help you achieve accurate and durable line striping results.

  • Mark desired lines/symbols using measuring tools. Ensure accuracy and straight lines.
  • Load cold paint into the applicator per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Adjust pressure and flow rate for desired paint thickness/consistency.
  • Apply the paint using the selected applicator along marked lines/symbols. Maintain a steady pace and pressure for uniformity.
  • Use stencils/guides for multi-lane roads’ lane width/spacing.
  • Let paint dry completely before allowing traffic. Drying time varies with paint and environment.

04. Safety and Regulations

  • Follow local regulations and guidelines for non-heated road markings, including color, width, and placement of lines.
  • Ensure proper signage and warning signals are in place during the marking process to alert drivers and pedestrians.
  • Consider the safety of workers and the public during the marking process. Use traffic cones or barriers to divert traffic and prevent accidents.

05. Conventional Road Marking Maintenance for Cold Paints Lines

  • Regularly inspect the marked surface for any signs of wear, fading, or damage. Touch up or reapply the paint as necessary to maintain visibility and effectiveness.
  • Clean the marking equipment after use to prevent clogging or damage.
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