Line spraying-Oil v.s. Latex

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by W.F.D. Plower, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. W.F.D. Plower

    W.F.D. Plower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Hi guys,
    I was just wondering about the pros and cons about oil and latex paint, and what most people are using. I've been using oil based and would like to try latex, except I'm afraid I'll go over oil based lines and the paint won't sick. Is safer to just always use oil based?
     
  2. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Latex is used for freshly seal coated, or for newly paved, as the solvent in the oil based paint may react with, and partially dissolve the sealer, or the pavement itself.
    Oil is used on cured pavement ( several weeks ) or unsealed pavement.

    Most, including myself, feel the Alkyd ( oil ) if used on cured pavement, will have a longer lasting, and a better looking stripe.

    There seems to be some great latex paint, but mostly seems to be in the states, not for us.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    As a commercial sealcoating contractor I second everything that shep has written.
     
  4. W.F.D. Plower

    W.F.D. Plower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Thanks for the info!!
     
  5. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    No problem, and give me a call to help you stripe the new Toyota plant ;)
     

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