Traffic paint for pavement marking as described in Section 2527 of the Standard Specifications shall meet requirements of Section 4183 for fast-dry waterborne paint and for fast-dry Volatile Organic Content (VOC)-compliant, solvent-borne paint.



Acceptance of yellow and white traffic paint for use on Department of Transportation projects will be on the basis of manufacturer and approved brand name.


Approved manufacturers and brand names for fast-dry waterborne paint are listed in Appendix A. Approved brand names and manufacturers for fast-dry VOC compliant solvent borne paint are listed in Appendix B and those for high build waterborne traffic paint are listed in Appendix C and Low Temperature Waterborne Paints are listed in Appendix DApproved manufacturers and brand names are listed in the Materials Approved Products Listing Enterprise. (MAPLE)


Acceptance of alternate colors of traffic paint including red, blue, purple, green and black for use on Department of Transportation projects will be on the basis of approved manufacturer. Approved manufacturers are listed in MAPLE. Alternate color paint shall meet pertinent department specifications and shall be of the same line / series of traffic paints approved as the manufacturers yellow and white paints.



Manufacturer approval will be based on test results of samples submitted by the manufacturer, and performance test data on NTPEP test decks. Test Deck data from similar climate states to Iowa is preferred if available.


The manufacturer shall submit to the Construction and Materials Bureau a (one-quart) sample of both white and yellow paint. Along with the samples, the manufacturer shall submit a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and typical test results for the specified paint properties.


An approval will remain in effect unless withdrawn because of deficient test results on monitor samples.


Do not use expired paint without written permission from the manufacturer. Written permission shall be supplied to the engineer prior to usage.