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Marking Paint

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MarcusLndscp, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Hey all!

    Just wondering what you all use for marking paint. What brand? I'm fed up with the Lesco paint all it does is clog and half way through the can it loses it's color. The problem seems to be more prominent in the orange paint than the blue or white but those colors aren't always the best visibility wise.

    At a place I use to work we used something called "Power Cartridge" or "Power Paint" or "Power Cartridge Paint" or something like that and it was great.

    Any thoughts?
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    We buy it by the can at the local lumberyard... Probably not the most cost effective way. It's the DoIt Best brand.

    The stuff that AM Leonard sells is decent paint:

    edit: I think this stuff says "guaranteed not to clog"!! :D
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    We've tried just about everything, and have the same problems. Last stuff I bought said "guaranteed not to clog" right on the can. Needless to say we didn't get through half the can before it did.
  4. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    !!!$37.99 Per Can?!?!?!?
  5. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    I believe that's case (12) quantity.
  6. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    i still buy the cheapest thing i can. Before the can gets that far we will loose it or someone picks it up. By the way my last bobcat we ran over a can, what a mess. That **** stayed on the side of my machine for 2 years. I wish bobcat used that stuff to paint with because there oem paint isnt worth crap.
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    While on the subject - be sure to factor in the cost of 1 can of paint for each job. Every job we do, 1-2 cans is line itemed on the job cost sheet.
  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    whatever they have a Lowe's or Home Crapo.......no issues except for orange fingers
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Rustoleum professional inverted marking spray.

    I don't use the "wand" thing, I prefer to bend over, but I've never had a can clog on me that simply turning it right side up didn't fix.

    It also fades away after about 2 wks, which is good for us, as people don't like looking at marking paint in the middle of their yard forever.

    My only complaint on how little paint is in the cans for their price. We usually go through 2-3 per job.

    In the Captian Obvious deparment, shaking the can first does work wonders :laugh:
  10. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Rustoleum from a box store. Same problem with fading towards the end, but no clogging.

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