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By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorPaint

After a parking lot has been paved and maintained with a product such as sealcoat, or has just been cleaned, re-appling pavement markings is highly recommended because directional arrows and lines for parking stalls wear down and fade over time.

Re-applying these markings with Liquid Thermoplastic will ensure that they remain bright and last twice as long. Walker-Moody Construction is now installing Liquid Thermoplastic, a product from SealMaster Hawaii.

Conventional parking lines are striped at a wet-film thickness of 15 mils; Liquid Thermoplastic, however, can be laid down much thicker at 30-35 mils. Glass beads also are recommended for optimum reflectivity and night visibility. This product is cold spray-applied, but features hot-applied thermoplastic performance. This is a high performance, highly durable, environmentally friendly, 100 percent acrylic water-based paint. Dry-to-no-pickup time is typically five minutes.

New asphalt surfaces should be allowed to cure sufficiently, which is normally about four weeks’ time, to ensure that they are free of light oils on the surface. If sealcoat, such as MasterSeal Ready-to-Use sealer or OptiPave Plus, was installed, it should be allowed to cure for at least 24 hours prior to applying traffic paint. If new pavement markings are being applied to existing concrete or asphalt surfaces, they should be clean and free of all loose materials and dirt to allow for good adhesion.

Walker-Moody Construction has the latest technology and training, and the company’s trained professionals are always willing to review your property, measure the asphalt, provide recommendations in a formal proposal, and deliver your project on-time and on-budget.

Whether you want a quick fix or a long-term solution, give Walker-Moody a call because its professionals are able to fix it all. Total asphalt maintenance work for Walker-Moody Construction is now approaching 9 million square feet.

Call Walker-Moody Construction at 839-2781 to receive your free estimate or email construction@walker moody.com

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