Paint (Traffic)

Industrial Consumer

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Suggested

Rust-Oleum White Water Based Striping Traffic Paint (MPI-certified, low-VOC)

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Manufacturer(s)
Rustoleum
Vendor(s)
MSC Industrial Supply
Product/Service Type
Industrial

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Prohibited

Info on this product category: Paint (Traffic)

Why Go Green

Avoid solvent-based (alkyd) paints because they can have:

  • Cancer-causing chemicals (e.g., benzene, ethyl benzene, and methylene chloride).
  • Toxic heavy metals (e.g., lead, chromium) that can end up in water supplies and expose workers.

They may only be needed for extremely low-temperature applications or by those without stainless steel-lined application equipment. 

Try traffic paints on this page because they are waterborne (less-toxic) and have low volatile organic compounds (VOC) which emit fewer smog-producing compounds.

Criteria for Paint (Traffic)

Minimum Requirements for Waterborne Traffic- and Zone-Marking Paints:

  1. Meet the federal specification for waterborne traffic and airfield paints (TT-P-1952E).
  2. Have VOC content not exceed 100 g/l. This includes standard-dry, rapid-dry, and high-build traffic- and zone-marking products. All “SCAQMD-compliant” products meet this requirement.
  3. Be certified by either the Master Painters Institute (MPI) under its Green Performance Standard (GPS).
  4. Contain <50 g/l VOCs; are certified by MPI to meet GPS-1 or GPI-2; and/or are devoid of additional toxic chemicals of concern (e.g., other carcinogens or reproductive toxins such as phthalates, tert-butyl acetate, n-methyl pyrrolidone, and crystalline silica).

Additional Desirable Attributes for Waterborne:

  1. Traffic-Marking Paints: contain <50 g/l VOCs; are certified by MPI to meet GPS-1 or GPI-2; and/or are devoid of additional toxic chemicals of concern (e.g., other carcinogens or reproductive toxins such as phthalates, tert-butyl acetate, n-methyl pyrrolidone, and crystalline silica).
  2. Zone-marking paints: contain <50 g/l VOCs; are certified by MPI to meet GPS-2; and/or are devoid of other toxic chemicals of concern (e.g., other carcinogens or reproductive toxins).

Last updated

Last updated: 
February 3, 2016